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April 2017 Archives

Sex discrimination can be many things

Understanding sex discrimination in the workplace is more important than ever these days, both to ensure that you do not commit it and also to know when you should stand up for your rights and for the rights of countless others. Sex discrimination goes well beyond harassment, although that is an important part of it. If you are unsure if some form of sex discrimination is happening in your workplace, you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate this difficult area of the law.

New Jersey company forced to pay after unfair firing

Many times, when an employee is let go, they may feel as though they were wrongfully terminated but have no real recourse to fight for their rights — especially if they were terminated by a large employer. However, no employer should be let off the hook for a legitimate wrongful termination, and there are specific laws that protect employee rights when this does happen. Sometimes, what you really need is a strong legal team willing to stand up for the employee's rights.

New York worker can't sue under new Jersey's whistleblower law

Despite some of the strongest whistleblower protection laws in the nation, the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division recently ruled that a New Jersey man working for the New Jersey and New York Port Authority cannot sue for wrongful termination, based on his claims of being forced into retirement.

Steps you can take to close the gender pay gap in the workplace

It is 2017, and the gender pay gap continues to rob women across the country of the equal pay they deserve. While we can certainly deliberate about the cause of the unequal pay, it is difficult to deny its existence.

New Jersey considers protections for medical marijuana users

New Jersey has had laws protecting lawful marijuana users on the books since 2010, but new bills working their way through the legislature could add some muscle and clout behind the rights of employees who are treated unfairly because of medical marijuana use.

Maine lawmakers seek to dismantle recent minimum wage law

When a state passes a wage law with the express approval of voters, one might hope that the law would stick around. However, lawmakers in Maine are currently looking for ways to repeal a new minimum wage law that voters passed just a few months ago in November. If they are successful the minimum wage law voters chose will be modified and weakened before it ever takes effect.

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