Summer Slowdown? How to Make the Most of Your Time

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on August 20, 2012

Many businesses experience a slowdown in late summer as employees and customers go on vacation.  The downtime can be a great opportunity to take a deep breath and carefully review your handbooks, policies, and practices.  The whirlwind of enforcement brought on by the Obama Administration has made it all the more important to ensure you are in compliance with employment laws.  If you haven’t been keeping up, here are a few areas requiring your attention:

Employers should conduct self-audits at least once a year to ensure they are in compliance with new laws.  Giving your business an annual checkup also helps avoid perpetuating bad decisions. January 1 and July 1 are common effective dates for new laws, so consider whether the holiday season might provide a good opportunity for a self-audit if your business does not slow down over the summer.

Brody and Associates regularly advises management on complying and remaining up to date with state and federal employment laws.  If we can be of assistance in this area, please contact us at or 203.965.0560.

About the Authors

Robert G. Brody is the founding member of Brody and Associates, LLC. He has been quoted and published in national publications and appears as a guest T.V. commentator on contemporary Labor and Employment issues. Learn More