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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When you make a new hire, use the employee's probation period--often the first 90 days of employment--to make sure you've got a good fit and that the worker can succeed.
Here are a few quick tips to help when you orient new employees.

Employers looking for clear guidance on how to respond to a "no-match" letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) now have it. The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published final regulations in the August 15 Federal Register that describe the legal obligations of employers that receive: 1) written notice from the SSA that an employee's name and Social Security number (SSN) do not match agency records (Employer Correction Request, aka no-match letter); or 2) written notice from the DHS that an employee's employment verification forms used for completing Form I-9 do not match agency records (Notice of Suspect Documents). The regulations are effective September 14.

A whistle-blowing nurse represented himself in his Conscientious Employee Protection Act case against his former employer. He won $3,500, but received no lost wages ...

A Lucent Technologies employee sought reasonable accommodation under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination after claiming a female employee sexually harassed him and retaliated against him for reporting her behavior. Among other things, the man alleges the co-worker touched his head with her breasts on one occasion, made five sexually suggestive comments over a period of several months, and wore tight-fitting, sexually provocative clothing ...

A court has dismissed three Livingston teachers’ age discrimination lawsuit for lack of merit. The teachers filed suit under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination after they were transferred to different schools late in their careers ...

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has expanded the class in a class-action suit brought by former workers and retirees against their employer. The case centers on Conexant Systems Inc., which offered its own stock among the investment options employees could choose from when structuring their 401(k) plans. The stock fell from $7.42 per share to $1.70 in seven months during 2004 ...

Many employees have some type of medical condition or disability that affects their ability to perform their jobs. Employers need to understand their obligations to disabled employees and the rights granted to disabled employees under New Jersey law. A decision recently handed down by the New Jersey Supreme Court clarifies exactly what obligation employers have to accommodate disabled employees under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ...

A group of financial advisors with WM Financial Services has sued the company under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and several state laws. Their complaints are many, but largely revolve around overtime pay they say the company owes them and disputes over how their commissions were calculated ...

Q. If an employee resigns and gives two weeks’ notice, can the employer tell the worker that he or she is not needed for the two weeks and avoid paying the person for that time? ...