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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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 ...

Since September 2001, when the Texas Minimum Wage Act was last amended, employers have been required to pay a minimum wage equal to the amount set by the federal government under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Georgia’s minimum wage of $5.15 per hour currently matches the federal minimum wage (which Congress voted to increase to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007). However, the Georgia Minimum Wage Law differs in some key aspects from the federal minimum under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Because Pennsylvania takes jury duty seriously, the legislature passed a law prohibiting most employers from retaliating against or punishing employees who become jurors. The law doesn’t require employers to compensate employees for jury duty, but it clearly states that employers can’t interfere with employees’ fulfillment of their civic duty ...

The New York Wage Payment Law sounds 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, with fines of up to $20,000 per violation ...

As of Jan. 1, 2007, the minimum wage in Ohio is $6.85 per hour. Employers with gross sales of less than $250,000 may continue to pay the federal minimum wage ($5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007) ...

While all Michigan employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius are subject to the federal FMLA, they must also grant time off as a reasonable accommodation under the state’s Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWDCRA) ...

Under the Texas Child Labor Act, it’s illegal for employers to hire children under 14 years of age except in certain situations ...

Under Georgia’s child labor law, minors ages 14 to 17 must obtain employment certificates from their school or county school superintendent in order to work. (The law prohibits employers from hiring children under age 14.) ...

New Jersey’s unemployment compensation law, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The law is complex and in some cases holds employers liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when former employees weren’t fired but quit their jobs ...