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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE WORKPLACE — In most cases, state, federal laws exist for employers to handle any crisis

Recent cases of domestic abuse in the National Football League have made the news, but the problem is not new. Nor have businesses had to scramble to develop or adjust employee policies and penalties regarding domestic violence. Members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) say the majority of the companies they represent have policies in place. E. Russell ...

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First Federal tops ranking of best workplaces

PASCAGOULA — First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point has been ranked first in the Best Banks to Work For by the American Banker and Best Companies Group. The program was initiated this year to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation. In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this ...

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Baker Donelson recognized for taking care of its staff

The law firm of Baker Donelson has earned yet another award, this one for operating an exemplary workplace. Vault Inc. has named Baker Donelson a winner in the 2014 edition of  “Best Law Firms to Work For,” ranking it among the top 10 law firms in the country. This national ranking is based on feedback from thousands of law firm ...

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Newspaper recognizes tech company for excellent workplace

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named one of the top companies to work for in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the small business category of the AJC’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013, Bomgar was ranked as the No. 4 company to work for in Atlanta. Any Atlanta company with more than 50 employees is eligible to be nominated for ...

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Law firm earns highest ranking in poll of best workplaces

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has earned its highest ranking yet on Fortune’s 16th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, coming in at 45th in its fourth consecutive year to be named to the listing. “Each year, we are incredibly honored to be recognized among such a select group of companies,” says Ben Adams, ...

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Employee wellness program partners with UMMC

RIDGELAND — The employee health program WellnessPlus has formed a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC will develop and review medical and health-related information that will be available online to the employees of WellnessPlus client companies. Bill Ray, WellnessPlus CEO, said, “UMMC physicians will serve as a medical advisory board to WellnessPlus, enhancing the content available ...

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Woman accused of posing as OSHA trainer; bilked fisherman for $200K+

WIGGINS — A Mississippi woman is accused of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. A 22-count federal indictment unsealed yesterday alleges that Connie M. Knight, 46, used phony credentials, diplomas and certifications to con more than ...

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OSHA fines Omega for violations found after worker's death

MOSS POINT — A federal safety agency has proposed fines of $79,200 for Omega Protein Inc. for 25 safety and health violations found after the death of a worker who got caught in a rotating screw conveyor. The Sun Herald reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its findings yesterday from an inspection in April after 24-year-old Christopher Hebert ...

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Business owner's teenage son dies in workplace accident

LUCEDALE — George County sheriff’s deputies say a 15-year-old died in a workplace accident in Lucedale. The Sun Herald reports Thomas Patrick Harlan Jr. died after he was struck on the head by a pole at Tri-State Pole and Piling. The business is a family owned company that manufactures poles used by power companies. It has been in operation for ...

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