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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Under Pennsylvania law, employers can refuse to hire a job applicant based on the person’s criminal history only if the criminal record directly relates to the “applicant’s suitability” for the job ...

California’s code governing paydays and payroll deductions seems like it should be rather simple, but it’s perhaps the most complicated employment law in the state. Full of traps for the unwary, the law can spell big trouble for even innocent mistakes ...

The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination or segregation in employment and access to places of public accommodation because of race, color, age, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status or religion ...

The New Jersey Family Leave Act provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every 24 months for employees of any New Jersey company that has 50 or more employees anywhere worldwide. The law covers employees if they’ve worked for their organization for at least one year and clocked at least 1,000 hours during the preceding 12 months ...

Several local governments in Ohio legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, several municipalities have living-wage laws stipulating higher pay than the state minimum wage ($6.85 per hour) or ordinances banning discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender employees ...

Georgia state law prohibits employers from penalizing employees for missing work to appear in court for jury duty or as a witness or to answer a summons or subpoena ...

If you employ at least one worker for 30 days during the calendar year, you must comply with the New York Disability Benefits Law. Coverage starts four weeks after the 30th day ...

Michigan’s workers’ compensation system protects employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The Workers’ Compensation Agency (www.michigan.gov/wca) administers the law ...

The Texas workers’ compensation system is designed to replace the wages of employees who miss work due to on-the-job injuries. The system works as a no-fault guarantee. Employees who can show they were injured while working are entitled to a portion of their earnings and paid medical care for those injuries. They needn’t prove their employer was negligent. In exchange, injured employees can’t sue employers for negligence ...

The Pennsylvania Equal Pay Law parallels the federal Equal Pay Act in many respects. Under the law, employers can’t discriminate in pay rates because of an employee’s gender. Every Pennsylvania employer, regardless of size, must comply with the law ...