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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An easily acquired staph infection called MRSA now causes more deaths per year than AIDS—19,000 people in 2005. HR can play an important role in minimizing the very real risk of MRSA infection at work. The best prevention: cleanliness. Here's how.

Good news for federal employers: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) doesn’t give your employees additional rights to practice their religion. Instead, when an employee claims an employer’s grooming policies interfere with his right to practice his religion, only Title VII applies ...

An employer that unsuccessfully fights a workers’ compensation claim and forces an injured employee to retain an attorney faces a penalty of up to 20% of the money due the injured employee, which goes on top of the normal amount due. But the law also provides an incentive for employers to begin making payments early ...

Two New Jersey claims adjusters for AIG Inc. in New York City have filed a class-action lawsuit against the insurer alleging it improperly classified them as exempt from overtime pay ...

The East Brunswick School District has sued high school football coach Marcus Borden to force him to stop praying with players. Borden argued successfully in lower court that the district violated his free speech rights by ordering him to stop actions he considers secular signs of respect ...

The New York Regional Health Care Report Card, recently released by the New York Business Group on Health and the New York State Health Accountability Foundation, gave New Jersey HMOs low marks for quality of care ...

Q. Our company recently offered a job to a highly skilled software designer. Upon offering the worker a position, she informed us that she had accepted a similar position with one of our competitors. However, she told us that she would rather take our offer. What should we do? ...

Eight New Jersey employers made the 2007 Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality, a ranking of employers’ policies toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees. The Human Rights Campaign publishes the list annually ...

Want to guarantee a day in court with an  employee who blows the whistle on alleged company wrongdoing? Just take adverse action against him—firing, demotion or suspension, for example—within hours of hearing about the complaint. If you already had planned to take action, make sure you can substantiate it. Be sure you can also show there are no “smoking guns” that could point to a different motivation ...

Yung-Hsun “Andy” Lin, a former systems administrator at Medco Health Solutions, pleaded guilty to planting a “logic bomb” on the company’s computer network because he suspected he was about to be laid off. The malicious software, a string of coding that would have wreaked havoc on the company’s systems, was set to detonate on Lin’s birthday ...

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