Despite the relatively low number of religious and or related infringement cases in comparison to other human resource compliance obligations, religious concerns have increased with the rise of religious plurality in the workplace. Here’s a checklist of your obligations as an HR representative. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), general charges related to religion entail […]


The New Jersey Family and Medical Leave Act (N.J.S.A.34:11B-1, et seq.) was passed in 1993. The Act provides for eligible employees with a total of twelve (12) weeks of leave (time off) for legitimate medical and family reasons during a two-year span. Although the law does not require that the time off is paid, the […]

Whistleblower Protection As Covered by Human Resource Laws

While it looks simple according to human resource laws, it’s not actually easy to win a whistle-blower suit against your employer. It’s the case as you will among others find out in this piece. According to a recent study conducted by the Fraud Magazine, some 74% of whistle blowers are wrongfully terminated, 6% are suspended, […]

How to Obtain a Free Massachusetts Labor Poster

In the state of Massachusetts, it is mandatory for employers to have certain labor law posters in the workplace environment. These free Massachusetts labor law posters are to be placed in a prominent location and readily visible to all employees. These notices contain important and pertinent information in regards to current labor laws and general […]

Colorado’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Workers that are pregnant are entitled to certain rights by their employers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of Colorado is a law that mandates these employers to provide certain accommodations to those employees that are affected by pregnancy. These rights should be made clear to all current and new employees and must be posted on […]

Sexual Harassment Definition, Legislation, and Governance

In today’s day and age, sexual harassment can take many forms and apply to many different types of people. While our different branches of government still argue over the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), the current laws sex discrimination are founded in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The government agency that […]

Passing the Torch to the Human Resource Department

There comes a time in every successful company when the workload for the boss becomes too much. This is generally when the entrepreneur will start to delegate responsibilities to the different managers and employees. When it comes to many start-ups, the Human Resource department is from the last duties that an owner will relinquish. There […]