Dexter, the emotional support peacock, became an overnight celebrity when an airline would not accommodate a passenger’s request that her bird accompany her on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. While some of us shook our heads about the unusual request, it does serve as a reminder that people have different ideas about what is reasonable. It’s a distinction that’s […]
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New Jersey has a new law on breastfeeding in the workplace, and unlike federal law, this one applies to very small businesses as well. But don’t panic; accommodating new mothers returning to work may be easier than you think. First the legal stuff. Before leaving office, former Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation requiring employers to […]
Experts say only 8 percent of us will actually keep our New Year’s resolutions. Below I offer you three HR resolutions you will want to keep; not only will they keep you out of trouble with the government, but they may make your job a little easier as well. Collect notice acknowledgements upfront. Amid the dozens of notices […]
One of the most common questions our Member Action Center gets is: Do I have to payout the paid time off my employee has earned if they quit or get fired? The answer is generally no since New Jersey law does not require employers to provide paid time off, nor does it say what to do if an employee does not use all of their time before they […]
The average person will spend over 90,000 hours of their life working. It’s no wonder then that spending those hours with some co-workers is as appealing as nails on a chalkboard. Below, I discuss three annoying, but common, personality types and how to cope with them both as a manager and a co-worker. The Social […]