By Steve Flamisch Emboldened by a wave of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood stars, television personalities, and political figures, a growing number of Americans are opening up about their own experiences with sexual harassment. The Rutgers University—New Brunswick School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) recently announced two new professional workshops designed help employers prevent and properly investigate claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. SMLR Assistant Teaching Professor James M. Cooney, Esq., who has represented plaintiffs in sexual harassment... read more

By Steve Flamisch New Jersey Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy has named two members of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) faculty and staff to his Transition2018 Committees to help develop policy reports and recommendations for the incoming administration. Douglas Kruse, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor, will serve on the Committee on a Stronger and Fairer Economy. Karen White, Director of the Working Families Program in the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, will serve on the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development... read more

By Anne Sherber   Laura Hanson Schlachter traces her interest in alternative workplaces to community-based undergraduate immigration courses at Whitman College in Washington State, which included study trips to the U.S.- Mexico border and, closer to home, Walla Walla. It was on these expeditions that she was exposed to the precarious situation of farmworkers in eastern Washington and inspired to seek out constructive ways to get involved. Laura Hanson Schlachter, a Sociology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a Rutgers Research Fellowship as... read more

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (November 15, 2017) –The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced two professional workshops designed to help employers prevent workplace sexual harassment, out serial offenders, and support victims. The school’s Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) developed Investigating Sexual Harassment earlier this year as part of a new certificate program, then added Countering and Preventing Sexual Harassment in response to the outpouring of allegations in Hollywood and across the country. Both courses will be offered this winter. “When people... read more

Dr. Arup Varma, one of the first Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IRHR) degree holders who graduated in 1996, is being honored this year as the recipient of XLRI – Xavier School of Management’s Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academician). Arup will receive the award during the annual XLRI Homecoming on December 2-3, 2017 in India. Arup credits his SMLR education with preparing him for a successful career. He said: As I reflect on my two decades as an academician, I am reminded of several events and people related... read more