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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Here are a few quick tips to help when you orient new employees.
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.

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.

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? ...

You’ve no doubt heard the adage that ignorance of the law is no excuse. But what you may not know is that it’s up to employers to prove they took concrete steps to overcome that ignorance if the law in question is the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Do you have employees on intermittent leave? Are they leaving work early for “medical reasons” at predictable times? Then your organization may be the victim of intermittent-leave abuse. It may be tempting to discipline or fire employees whose leave patterns (e.g., falling on Mondays or Fridays) suggest abuse. But you’re better off investigating thoroughly before you act  ...

Employees nearing the end of their 12 weeks of FMLA leave have the right to know when it will expire. You can’t simply calculate when the time will run out and not give a “heads up.” In fact, silence may operate as an unspoken extension. What’s more, expect an FMLA lawsuit if you then refuse to reinstate the employee because she took too much leave ...

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protects many independent contractors. The court said the law covers “any individual who performs services for and under the direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration” ...

Unless they clearly understand they must treat all job candidates with the utmost respect and stick to job-related questions, supervisors inexperienced in HR matters can turn a simple hiring or promotion into a lawsuit ...