Fatal Work Injuries Rise Again

A total of 5,703 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2004, an increase of 2 percent from the revised total of 5,575 fatal work injuries reported for 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For 2002, a total of 5,534 fatal work injuries were reported, […]

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Rules for Hiring Minors

As the school year draws to a close, thousands of young people will be entering the job market in search of summer employment. If you hire students who are under 18 years old, the Fair Labor Standards Act restricts the type of work they can perform. To avoid violating federal […]

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Harassment Education Is a Must

Ponder for a moment the guidance federal courts are now offering employees. First case in point: Punitive damages are appropriate if an employer fails to adopt a harassment policy and complaint procedure and to educate its workforce on the subject.Second case in point: An employer’s existing harassment policy was ineffective […]

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