Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), sexual harassment is illegal in the workplace. Sexual Harassment is a specific type of discrimination that is based on an employee’s gender or sexual orientation. Read more
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), it is illegal to harass an employee or a job applicant because that individual has a disability, has had a disability in the past, or is believed to have a disability. Read more
Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, which is illegal. Pregnancy discrimination can be considered the unfavorable treatment of a woman based upon the fact that she is carrying a child or if she is suffering pregnancy-related- conditions such as gestational diabetes or other illnesses. Read more
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), prohibit discrimination based on race, nationality, and skin color. Read more
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) applies to private employers and provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid and protected leave throughout any 12-month period, so long as they have a valid reason and the proper qualifications to do so. Read more
The law is clear on how an employee is paid. Nevertheless, intentionally or unintentionally, these laws are sometimes violated by . In some cases, employees may not even be aware that they are being denied compensation to which they are entitled under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. Read more
When a compay misclassifies workers as independent contractors to avoid paying the benefits due to a regular employee, they are in violation of employment laws. If this has happened to you, make sure to contact an experienced employment attorney right away to discuss your rights and legal options.
Federal law and state laws protect employees from retaliation for participating in protected activities, such as complaining about perceived discriminatory practices or wage violations such as unpaid overtime. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and many other states, “employment at will” is what governs the employee-employer relationship. Read more
Severance Agreements: Complex and Potentially Damaging For employers, a severance agreement is a risk management tool.In the absence of a contract, employers are under no obligation to offer a severance agreement, but may do so as a mechanism to avoid possible employment-related legal claims which could be brought by the employee. Read more
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) has it origins during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “Lincoln Law.“ Simply put, the FCA imposes liability on individuals and entities who defraud the federal government. Read More
The New Jersey Equal Pay Act protects employees from unfair pay practices on the part of your employer, including unequal pay due to sex, national origin, race, religion, disability, and other protected characteristics. Read More
For a work environment to be hostile in the eyes of the law, it must meet certain criteria. Our attorneys explain in detail.
USERRA, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, provides uniformed service members certain employment rights.It prohibits companies from discriminating against former service members based on their service.