Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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A federal appeals court has overturned a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision and ruled that security personnel at the Tar Heel plant of Smithfield Foods did not mistreat employees who worked for a cleaning contractor during a November 2003 protest ...

Is it a sad sign of the times, or a story as old as time? David Willis, postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Cornelius, has been indicted for soliciting someone to murder his ex-wife so he wouldn’t have to share his pension benefits with her ...

Employers and employees alike often misunderstand North Carolina’s legal requirements concerning vacation benefits. Those misunderstandings often can become emotional and heated. The best way to avoid such disputes is to publish a clear vacation benefits policy based on a solid understanding of North Carolina law ...

Q. When and how must I deliver a fired employee’s final paycheck? ...

Gone are the days when employers didn’t have to justify reorganizations or layoffs. Now—given the prevalence of electronic communications—you can expect a court to ask you to produce just about every piece of information used to determine who lost their jobs and who kept them ...

No one was surprised that unscheduled intermittent leave was the hottest topic among the 15,000+ public comments the Department of Labor (DOL) received on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. While the DOL warned in its comprehensive review of the comments last year that employers could be mischaracterizing legitimate use of intermittent leave as abuse or misuse, there's no denying that there are employees who are actually abusing it. The FMLA and its implementing regulations provide various ways to help curb abuse of intermittent leave.

Georgia employees are generally free to compete against their former employers, solicit their customers and employees, and even use or disclose any confidential information that can’t be classified as a “trade secret.” This can be disastrous for employers. But there’s some good news for employers ...

It didn't take fancy detective work for one employer to crack this case. A running shower, a sleeping man and a squad car parked out front was all one employer needed to invoke a unique policy.

Georgia is a national leader in saving up for its public employee pension bill, according to a recent study by the Pew Center on the States. The state’s pension trust is sufficient to cover 96% of projected pension costs, compared to the national average among states of 82% ...

Two hundred state workers stand to lose their jobs after Gov. Sonny Perdue decided to move Georgia’s information technology work to the private sector. His plan will consolidate 11 state agencies, comprising about two-thirds of the executive branch’s IT spending, under the Georgia Technology Authority ...

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