Auditing internal employment policies and practices helps to identify and resolve areas of legal risk. The types of workplace policies that should be regularly reviewed include: EEO/Harassment; Complaint Reporting Procedures; Vacation/PTO; FMLA (including the current forms); Social Media; Searches of Mobile Devices, Computers, and E-mails (particularly if your business allows employees to use their own device for work); Drug and Alcohol; and Rules of Conduct. When reviewing your handbook and other policies, you should also determine whether your status as a “covered employer” has changed over the past year under state and federal employment laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (or a state counter-part) or the Illinois Victim’s Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA). Consider auditing vacation/PTO banks to ensure that they accurately reflect the amount of earned, but used vacation/PTO, especially if your policy provides that employees lose some or all of their earned vacation/PTO at the end of a calendar year. Also consider auditing: mandatory workplace posters; the status of employees who are classified as exempt from overtime and classified as independent contractors; and other wage and hour practices, such as timekeeping records and methods of computing overtime.