Employment Law

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Employees are not immune from layoffs simply because they’ve taken FMLA leave in the past (or are currently out on FMLA leave). But when analyzing performance to determine which employees to lay off, keep FMLA leave days out of the decision ...

Q. I recently discharged an employee for performance problems. At the end of the termination meeting, he asked for a copy of his personnel file. Do I have to give discharged employees a copy of their personnel files? —B.N.

When facing a lawsuit, nothing kills your defense faster than ignoring the paperwork that automatically comes with the territory. While many employment lawsuits may be frivolous, make sure you retain counsel ...

In Georgia, employers that promise to pay a bonus, commission or other extra compensation to employees had better be prepared to follow through. Even though those promises aren’t in writing, employees may be likely to hold you to any supervisor’s spoken promises ...

As Georgia-Pacific recently learned the hard way, it’s important to regularly check compliance with OSHA safety standards. OSHA fined the Atlanta-based company $63,000 after a fatal accident at its Cedar Springs paper mill ...

The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (GSICA), signed into law last April, imposes numerous responsibilities on employers. Although the law focuses primarily on public employers and contractors, some of the less publicized aspects of the law will affect private employers, too ...

If your employees sign employment contracts, you should be aware of a quirk in New York state contract law. It says that when employees continue doing the same job after their contracts expire, the original contract terms still apply ...

Employers beware: If you hire an illegal immigrant and he or she is hurt at work, you may have to pay future lost wages based on the going rate in New York ...

A New York jury has awarded the former editor-in-chief of The Source, a hip-hop magazine, $15.5 million in damages from her sex discrimination lawsuit ...

Now that New Jersey has become the third state to allow civil union among same-sex couples, employers need to rethink some of their HR policies and practices, particularly with employee benefits ...

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