Employment Risk Solutions, Inc. Delivers Leading Edge Employment Resource
For Small Businesses
Pro Small Business Available From the North Texas Small Business Development
TX – February 29, 2000
– To dilute the complexities associated with human resources, Your
Employment Risk Solutions, Inc. (YERS) announced today the availability
of Compliance Pro Small Business a program specifically designed to meet
the needs and answer the questions of small businesses employing less
than fifteen employees.
Compliance Pro Small Business
is a computerized program written in layman’s terms and provides
practical employment/human resource guidance and counsel. Based on YERS
flagship product Compliance Pro, the Small Business version makes available
a user-friendly and practicable explanation of the laws and regulations
that govern employment decisions/practices. The Small Business version
also addresses many employment issues such as compensation, hiring/firing,
workplace environment, etc.; explanation of how courts interpret the law;
as well as practicable tips to avoid common mistakes made by companies.
Additionally, the program
contains many common legal forms used to administer human resource practices
including pre-/post-employment, insurance, harassment investigation, an
Employee Policies, Health and Safety Manual, and more.
"Employment and Labor
laws are saturated with intricacies and are extremely difficult to understand
and decipher," said Maryah Sautter, president of YERS. "Small
businesses need a resource that will provide clear explanations and guidance
under the laws. Compliance Pro Small Business is that resource."
Compliance Pro Small Business
version has been developed to include those components specifically needed
by small businesses. For example, it does not contain chapters on the
various federal anti-discrimination laws, which are covered in detail
in the Federal Law version of Compliance Pro because these statutes do
not apply to smaller companies. The program does recommend voluntary compliance
dealing with the hiring process and the Americans With Disabilities Act
for numerous reasons, which are outlined in the program.
In December 1999, the Plano
SBDC introduced the Compliance Pro Federal Law (Compliance Pro) program
to one of its members, Ms. Jessica Dixon a local attorney and principal
with The MileStone Group, L.L.C., who provides human resource consulting
services. Ms. Dixon found that Compliance Pro fit The MileStone Group’s
mission to provide employers with products and services that pro-actively
prevent potentially financial devastating litigation by employees. Ms.
Dixon has purchased Compliance Pro for her consulting firm, as well as
installed the program for one of her leading clients.
"I was thrilled when
the Plano SBDC suggested that I try Compliance Pro. The many different
laws and stipulations employers must follow can be a virtual nightmare,"
said Jessica Dixon, attorney and principal with The MileStone Group, L.L.C.
"As an attorney, small businesses are not under as many liabilities
as larger companies. However, having programs such as Compliance Pro and
now Compliance Pro Small Business is a welcome resource."
Small Business has been selected by the North Texas Small Business Development
Center (SBDC) as one of the products they offer to owners and
managers of small businesses and to those wanting to start a small business.
employers interested in finding out more about this announcement or Compliance
Pro Small Business can contact the regional SBDC office (www.bizcoach.org/region)
or Mark Langford at the Colin County, Plano SBDC office at
may also contact Maryah Sautter,
YERS at 972/ 960-9377-local/ toll free at 1-800-438-9377.
program sold by the SBDC, YERS will donate a percentage of the cost of
the program back to the SBDC, noted Sautter. "This way, SBDC benefits
as well as promising entrepreneurs."
Tools Available from YERS
YERS develops leading
employment and labor law compliance software for large and small enterprises.
Its flagship product, Compliance Pro, provides large corporations easy-to-understand
explanations of regulations and laws for making legally sound employment
decisions, with a minimum amount of research time and trouble. Compliance
Pro is also available in state specific versions to accommodate particular
regional employment policies. Compliance Pro Texas is currently available,
while other states are under development. Pricing for Compliance Pro,
Compliance Pro Small Business and Compliance Pro Texas is based on employers’
specific requirements. Compliance Pro is available from YERS at 1-800-438-9377.
North Texas SBDC
Texas SBDC offers free assistance to owners and managers of small businesses
and those wanting to start a small or home-based business in the Northeast
quarter of Texas. The SBDC provides information, seminars, and publications
on start-ups, planning, financing, taxes, and other businesses issues.
Texas SBDC is a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration
and the Dallas County Community College District. The Center serves the
North Texas region small business communities of 49 counties with 13 main
SBDC offices and 4 specialized centers.
Your Employment Risk Solutions,
Inc. was established in 1994 to develop employment and labor law compliance
software for employers who may or may not have recognized the risk, but
had no cost-effective guidance or resource available. Such guidance is
particularly important since so many business establishments are small
to medium sized (employing fewer than 250 employees) with limited resources
to follow the complexities of federal regulations. For more information,
please visit YERS Web site at www.getyers.com.