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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When it comes to winning lawsuits, it’s a cutthroat world out there. Attorneys representing employees may stoop to low tactics, such as secretly recording every conversation they have with witnesses. What’s worse, it’s not against the Georgia state bar ethics rules to make secret recordings. But lying about it is. That’s why you should instruct anyone who will be speaking with an employee’s attorney to ask point blank whether the conversation is being recorded ...

Sometimes, employees who are having trouble at work think that filing EEOC complaints or lawsuits will save their jobs. It’s a ploy generally designed to paralyze management by raising the specter of a retaliation claim. But courts generally don’t hold it against an employer if it carries out a previously made discipline decision. A lawsuit or complaint doesn’t work like a cease-and-desist order ...

An engineer at a Georgia nuclear plant was terminated and escorted from the plant after he filed a complaint about plant safety with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The engineer filed the complaint after a valve at the plant became stuck, affecting the plant’s ability to control the nuclear reaction ...

A construction worker at a rental car facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was fired for hanging a noose at the job site. Co-workers discovered the noose when they came to the job site one morning. Investigators could not determine a motive for the employee’s actions ...

An agnostic paramedic sued Madison County for religious discrimination after the county offered Christian counseling, held Christian prayer meetings in the workplace and allegedly terminated him because of his agnosticism ...

Two city police lieutenants sued the city of Morrow, claiming the city’s managers refused to pay them overtime and retaliated against them after they filed suit. According to court documents, a city manager fired one lieutenant and required the other to use annual leave for training time ...

The IRS recently issued final regulations for implementation of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 409A regulates deferred compensation. Deferred compensation benefits traditionally have been viewed as compensation reserved for executives and upper management level employees. But the effects of Section 409A extend much further. Now is the time to familiarize yourself with the regulations ...

Q. I’ve heard that Georgia law requires employers to report new hires to the Georgia Department of Labor, but I can’t find any such requirement in the department’s rules ...

Telephone interviews should be more than just perfunctory chats that break the ice before the face-to-face interview. Done right, they can help supervisors save hiring time, screen out obviously bad fits and provide valuable insights into candidates’ skills and values. Here are six tips for your pre-interview calls: 1. Don’t wing it. Before the interview, […]

Technology company MasTec has agreed to settle long-standing overtime suits involving some of its home installation employees. The complaints date back to 2001 and affect current and former employees in 10 states, including Georgia ...

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