What constitutes a hostile work environment? How does someone make a claim of harassment? What is the legal consequence of workplace bullying? In today’s work environment, the term “harassment” has a much broader meaning than in years past. With the advent of social media and cyberbullying, workers must be aware of their rights and responsibilities for preventing and handling these offenses.  Carla Katz (standing), a Rutgers alumna and SMLR instructor, leads a discussion on new forms of harassment, including the use of social media and cyberbullying.Joseph Fine... read more

On April 4, Professor Paula Caligiuri was the guest host for Rutgers iTV Studio's Breakfast at the Barracks. Professor Caligiuri interviewed Dean Sue Schurman, Professor Jessica Methot, and several distinguished Professor Paula Caligiuri (on left) interviews Professor Jessica Methot. Rutgers university professors.   On May 18, Professor Caligiuri switched roles from interviewer to interviewee, while being interviewed on CNN International. She spoke about Facebook's IPO and the effect of its newly created millionaire employees on the workplace... read more

May 23, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUTGERS STUDY: HOME-BASED CHILD CARE WORKERS ECONOMICALLY VULNERABLE, VIEW UNION AS PROTECTIVE Report highlights importance of unionization, caregiver training and economic security NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Home-based child care providers spend their days caring for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens: its children. But these caregivers – who are disproportionately women, work long hours, may have hourly pay below minimum wage, and lack health insurance and other benefits – are also a vulnerable group of New Jerseyans. A new study... read more

On May 11, 2012, students from the Union Leadership Academy (ULA), Employment Law for Union Representatives, and NJ Public Sector Labor Relations programs graduated during Graduates from this year's LEARN programs celebrate with instructors, staff, and supporters.Dean Susan J. Schurman congratulates ULA graduate Alexander Martinez (NJ SOA).LEARN's graduates, alumni, and supporters celebrate together. From left, Christine O'Connell (URA-AFT Local 1766), Joyce Sagi (new LEARN alumna, in front), Kay Schechter (LEARN alumna), and Lucye Millerand (URA-AFT Local 1766).Thomas... read more

On April 19, ten human resource professionals proudly graduated from SMLR’s Global Executive Master’s Program in Human Resource Leadership (GEMHRL). The graduates, their family, corporate sponsors, and SMLR professors gathered at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel Ballroom in New York to celebrate this milestone. GEMHRL Class of 2012The class of 2012 GEMHRL graduates celebrate their achievement.GEMHRL graduatesFaculty celebrate GEMHRL's graduates.Faculty celebrate GEMHRL's graduates. “I am happy to honor this group of talented individuals,” says Professor Dick Beatty,... read more