Human Resources

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

Discover how your colleagues – and competitors – are dealing with discrimination and harassment, employment law, benefits programs, and more.

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Employees who quit in frustration when their harassment complaints go unheeded can sue, claiming they were “constructively discharged” because conditions were unbearable. That’s why it’s crucial for the HR office to respond to each and every complaint. Doing so can head off a surprise lawsuit ...

A Hilton pit boss and his wife are suing the United Auto Workers for $100 million, claiming the union harassed them during an organizing drive at the Atlantic City casino last spring ...

Companies planning to take over existing businesses and continue running them as they were run in the past—watch out! If the former management didn’t pay its employees properly, your company may be inheriting legal liability as well as a new business ...

Verizon has announced that shareholders annually will get to approve or reject the company’s pay plans—starting in 2009. At the company’s annual meeting in May, more than half of the shareholders voted in favor of a “say on pay” proposal fronted by The Association of BellTel Retirees ...

Good news for employers: Workers who claim they have been retaliated against for whistle-blowing under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) have to show more than generalized displeasure with their organizations’ actions. Mere harassment isn’t enough—the employer has to take concrete action such as firing, demoting or denying promotions ...

When actor George Clooney was admitted into the Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen after a motorcycle accident, staffers scrambled to get a glimpse of the star. Others apparently contented themselves with a peek at his medical files ...

Two former pit bosses are suing the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City for replacing them with younger workers. The Tropicana already faces an EEOC lawsuit on behalf of 20 employees ranging in age from their late 40s to their early 70s who were laid off in January ...

Washington Township in Gloucester County will pay $50,000 to a municipal worker to settle an age discrimination lawsuit that has been brewing for six years ...

The Social Security Administration every year sends thousands of “no-match” letters to employers asking for help matching Social Security numbers with employee names. In recent years, however, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sought to transform the no-match letter system into a mechanism for enforcing laws against illegal immigration ...

Q. I run a bike messenger service in downtown Newark. Recently I discharged one of my messengers who was rendered a paraplegic in a freak accident. We did not participate in the interactive ADA accommodations process, but I think all parties would concede there is no reasonable accommodation that would allow her to ride a bike again. We are aware of liability for failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, but is there a separate cause of action in New Jersey for failing to engage in the interactive process? ...

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