Pile of paperwork HR and payroll departments spend roughly 36 hours per week on compliance-related activities ranging from tracking regulatory proposals to creating and communicating new policies.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lack of time and resources often causes HR and payroll compliance professionals to cut corners – exposing their organization to unnecessary risk, according to “The Risky Business survey” by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace.

The survey of 812 HR and payroll professionals found that more than half (55 percent) have witnessed compliance activities by their colleagues that created unnecessary risk. A majority (66 percent) of payroll professionals and 51 percent of HR practitioners say their organization occasionally cuts corners that may jeopardize compliance, including more than two-thirds (69 percent) of all respondents whose systems are more than five years old.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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