HR Consulting Areas of Expertise

Keyser HR Consulting’s human resource, compliance and employee benefits experts partner with you to identify opportunities and give you the keys you need to unlock solutions that elevate your business and people to the next level. Here are our areas of expertise. Check out the list. When you’re ready to get started, connect with Sonja Burnside by email or at 877-381-3570.


  • Corporate culture and core values
  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership surveys
  • Talent development
  • Group facilitation
  • Effective communication
  • Team performance
  • Leadership assessments

Hiring and Termination

  • Recruiting
  • Job descriptions
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Hiring employees with confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Terminations
  • Exit interviews
  • Hiring and termination checklists
  • Recovering business property from terminated employees
  • Unemployment issues

Employee Engagement

  • Stay interviews
  • Employee engagement surveys
  • Team building
  • Older workers and technology
  • Generations in the workplace
  • Employee retention
  • Performance reviews
  • Career and professional development


  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Exempt vs. non-exempt analysis
  • Independent contractor vs. employee analysis
  • Telecommuting policy and FLSA issues
  • Compensation program design
  • Employee compensation
  • Executive compensation
  • Total rewards and recognition packages
  • Compensation statement template
  • State and local pay laws
  • Benchmarking

Policies and Employee Handbooks

  • Discrimination policy and training
  • Harassment policy and training
  • Medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Opiates in the workplace
  • Older workers and avoiding discrimination
  • Paid time off and vacation policies
  • Bring your own device policy (confidentiality and security)
  • Social media policy
  • Employee handbook development and revision
  • Policy and procedure development

Employee Conduct

  • Employee discipline
  • Employee investigations
  • Facilitation and mediation
  • Employee dispute resolution
  • Avoiding employment claims

Leaves of Absence

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • FMLA–ADA Interaction
  • Paid parental leave policy
  • State leave laws
  • Local leave laws
  • Short-term disability
  • Interaction of benefits and leaves of absence

Employee Benefits

  • Benefits surveys
  • Benefits analysis
  • Benefits strategies
  • Benefits communications
  • Affordable Care Act compliance
  • COBRA compliance
  • Health plan ERISA compliance
  • HIPAA for employers
  • Medical child support orders

Legal and Compliance

  • EEO-1 guidance and reporting
  • Legislative updates
  • Case law updates
  • Politics in the workplace 
  • NLRB impacts on employment law
  • Department of Labor audits
  • HR audits
  • Employee file audits
  • State and local discrimination laws