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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New Jersey is among seven states that have consistently underfunded the retirement plans of their public workers, according to a recent study by the Pew Center on the States. The center predicted that states on the bottom half of the list would have to choose between pension obligations and other public programs, as New Jersey has done ...

Q. My company recently terminated an employee. The employee claims that she is entitled to a letter outlining the reasons for her discharge. Is she correct? If so, how much information must we provide the discharged employee? ...

When employers make employment decisions based on sex stereotypes about caregivers or favor employees who don’t have family responsibilities, affected employees can successfully sue for family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) ...

If someone sues you because she didn’t get hired or promoted, the hiring manager better be able to explain the selection criteria. Many can’t. That’s why it’s crucial for HR to oversee hiring and promotion processes and make absolutely certain you can document how the decision was made ...

Here’s a trap you should be aware of: An applicant who sues when he isn’t hired often keeps on applying—and then turns around and claims that you “blacklisted” him in retaliation for the lawsuit. Here’s how you should respond ...

It may seem terribly unfair, but an angry employee with a discrimination ax to grind may sue your organization in multiple forums for almost exactly the same alleged offense. That’s one good reason to get an attorney involved right away. Your lawyer can push early on to consolidate all the claims into one ...

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace. Now a federal court has ruled that Pennsylvania law allows harassed employees to sue their employers for intentional infliction of emotional distress, too ...

CVS Caremark Corp. was fined $226,000 by the U.S. Labor Department for changing employee timecards and violating child labor laws. The department found 43 violations at stores in Pennsylvania and six other states ...

A group of fired Thai workers have settled an unpaid-wages lawsuit with Creekside Mushrooms of Worthington. The mushroom grower will pay $17,376 in back wages to four workers ...

Q. What areas should we cover in our electronic communications policy? ...

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