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Navigating the Future: Top 5 Compliance Concerns for HR, CFOs, and CEOs in 2024

January 9, 2024

As we enter 2024, the dynamic business landscape presents a unique set of compliance challenges crucial for HR Directors, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). Understanding these challenges is key to ensuring not just legal adherence but also the overall health and sustainability of an organization. My role at HUB International requires a focus on these issues for my clients every day.

As you look at the new year, I have two simple recommendations:

  1. Review the top 5 concerns outlined below. These have a focus from a couple of vantage points. You can determine what might matter for your organization.
  2. Attend our next Compliance Update on Jan 17th. In one hour (SHRM credits included) you can hear the latest information to keep you off the radar of ACA regulators.

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Here are the top five compliance concerns that should be on the radar of every business leader.

  1. Data Protection and Privacy
  • HR Perspective: HR must ensure the protection of employee data, complying with laws like GDPR and state-specific legislation in the US.
  • CFO/CEO Viewpoint: They should focus on the financial and reputational risks associated with data breaches. Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and a loss of shareholder trust.
  1. Remote Work Regulations
  • HR’s Role: Adhering to employment laws across various jurisdictions and ensuring fair treatment of remote and on-site employees.
  • CFO/CEO Focus: They need to consider the cost implications, productivity metrics, and tax compliance challenges of a dispersed workforce.
  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • HR Concern: Implementing policies that foster an inclusive environment and protect against discrimination.
  • CFO/CEO Strategy: Understanding how DEI drives innovation and impacts the bottom line, and ensuring these initiatives align with broader business goals.
  1. Changes in Labor Laws
  • HR’s Challenge: Keeping abreast of labor law changes, especially concerning minimum wage, overtime, and gig economy regulations.
  • CFO/CEO Approach: Assessing how these changes impact the business model, operational costs, and potential strategic shifts in workforce management.
  1. Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • HR Focus: Creating policies that support mental health and promote a positive work environment.
  • CFO/CEO Perspective: Recognizing the financial implications of mental health initiatives on productivity and employee retention.


The year 2024 brings with it a complex web of compliance issues that intertwine legal, strategic, and financial threads. For HR, it’s about creating and implementing compliant policies. For CFOs and CEOs, the focus shifts to understanding the broader implications of these policies on the organization’s financial health and strategic direction. By staying informed and proactive, leaders can navigate these challenges successfully, positioning their organizations for long-term success in an ever-evolving business environment.

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