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February 2018 Archives

Be careful when waiving your age discrimination rights

As America's workforce ages and the business landscape continues to shift, older workers often find themselves increasingly left out of the workforce and struggling to remain effective. To ensure that older employees do not receive unfair treatment without recourse, the law protects against age discrimination in the workplace though the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Under the ADEA, aging employees have protections they may or may not choose to waive.

Recovering back wages from an employer

If you believe that your current employer or a former employer owes you unpaid wages, you deserve to understand the rights you have to fair pay and the steps you can take to resolve the dispute. The good news is that employees who do not receive fair pay for their work have a number of ways they may pursue fair compensation.

Retaliation Accounts For Roughly Half Of EEOC Complaints

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its final numbers for 2017. According to the agency, it responded to more than 540,000 calls to its toll free number and an additional 155,000 reports to it field offices. A review of the cases that led to charges being filed with the agency shows that nearly half of them involved claims that an employer retaliated against an employee in violation of the law.

New law expands New Jersey employee rights

A new law passed by outgoing governor Chris Christie offers some expanded protections for employees' intellectual property, granting those who create intellectual property on their own time more tools to protect it. Under the new law, employees who create something on their own time without using employer resources may retain the sole right to use and own that creation.

Are undocumented workers guaranteed overtime pay?

Undocumented workers face numerous setbacks when it comes to protecting their rights and receiving fair treatment. In addition to the complex attitudes surrounding immigrations and undocumented workers in New Jersey and throughout the country, undocumented workers often face language barriers and other setbacks like the fear of deportation that make it much more difficult to defend their rights as employees.

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