Laws, regulations and policies related to employer and employee duties are constantly changing on the Federal and State level in addition to industry specifics for a business. If a business is not up to date with proper employment verification, job classification, record keeping, employee files and documentation, the number of fines and penalties could easily be large enough to force a business to close the doors. Proper compliance is critical to aid in the defense of a business facing a lawsuit. Average legal fees for settling a wrongful termination case can near $100,000 while pushing the case to trial for a jury verdict can easily reach $500,000 or more. A review of employee files and record keeping is the first of what could be many steps to establishing proper compliance and policies.