Human Resources

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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 ...

Timing on final paychecks

by on October 19, 2007 12:00am
in Human Resources

Q. When is an employer required to give a worker his final paycheck? ...

Q. I know that an employer cannot ask a job applicant about arrests. Are there any limitations on my right to inquire about convictions? ...

Employees who need to take time off for serious health conditions can use both federal FMLA leave and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave, plus other paid leave for the absences. But employers can require employees to use their available FMLA and CFRA leaves for any eligible condition, even if the employees are off on other paid leave. That way, employees aren’t eligible for more time off after they have exhausted other leave entitlements ...

Sometimes employees file discrimination complaints just to see if their employers will retaliate in some way. Then they hit back with a retaliation claim. It’s a classic trap—and it doesn’t matter if the original complaint was weak. Don’t fall for it. Instead, make sure you treat the employee exactly as you would have if he hadn’t filed the complaint ...

Although employers can’t guarantee a stress-free work environment, it makes sense to eliminate as much unpleasantness as possible. That means establishing and enforcing “no hazing” and “no public argument” rules. Urge supervisors and co-workers who act like bullies to clean up their acts ...

When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed California Assembly Bill 392 into law on Oct. 9, he and the legislature gave California employers only the sketchiest outline of how the new military spouse leave law will work. A few things are clear about the law, which amends the California Military and Veterans Code. First, only employers with 25 or more employees in the United States are covered ...

The California Supreme Court has made it easier for employers to comply with the disability discrimination provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The court ruled that employees must prove they are qualified for the jobs they seek, not the other way around ...

The EEOC has brought new charges against the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), charging it with subjecting black and female firefighters to a “pattern and practice” of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. It’s not the first time the department has been under fire ...

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