Human Resources

A corporation’s employees are integral to its success. Managing employees and employee programs can, however, be a minefield of legal issues. Topics like the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination, wage and overtime laws, WARN Act layoff compliance, OSHA regulations, and various labor organization issues are all within the corporate counsel’s area of responsibility. From what federal and state laws apply to your business, to unions, to benefits, to work visas, understanding labor and employment issues is vital to corporate counsel regardless of the size of your company. The Human Resources section of FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center provides information on these employment topics and more.

Human Resources Articles
    • Employment-Based Temporary Working Visas
      There are several categories of temporary non immigrant visas which provide for employment authorization. The most frequently used business visa is the B-1 visitor for business. Although admitted into the United States for business, B-1 holders do ...

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    • Injured On the Job: Your Workers' Compensation Rights in Georgia
      Few Georgia workers realize the valuable rights they have under workers' compensation laws of Georgia. Most know that their employers should pay their medical bills if they are injured on the job, but almost all wait until they have actually ...

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    • Labor, Employment and Benefits Update
      The diversity immigrant visa lottery under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1997 provides 50,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to natives of countries from which immigration has been low over the preceding five years. This program is ...

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    • How to Protect Your Rights under the FELA
      The paper has been designed to assist railroad workers injured in the course of their work in protecting their rights under the FELA. The Federal Employers Liability Act, commonly known as FELA, governs the liability of every railroad for the ...

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    • Complying With the Family and Medical Leave Act

      The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which went into effect on August5, 1993, provides that an employee in a company with at least 50 employees within 75 miles of that employee's worksite may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in certain situations. Learn more about complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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