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January 2019 Archives

Female employees in New Jersey continue to face sexual harassment

Despite the growing efforts of many companies to tighten their sexual harassment policies, many female employees in New Jersey continue to encounter inappropriate behavior at work. According to NJ Advance Media, a survey was recently conducted to find out whether #MeToo had made any impact in workplaces around the state. The results revealed that most of the survey participants, made up of both men and women, had not noticed any significant changes in their own workplaces.

New Jersey labor laws protect your right to pay and sick leave

New Jersey state labor laws require employers to uphold certain hiring, firing and compensation standards when dealing with their employees. They also state that workers be paid a set minimum wage and overtime and restrict employers from hiring children to work in certain industries and certain schedules. These laws also specify whether wages can be withheld, how sick leave is accrued and how other benefits should be handled.

New Jersey Transit paid millions in discrimination lawsuits

No matter what sector an employee works in, the law provides broad protections against discrimination, even if the discrimination occurs in public offices. In the last several years, the topic of discrimination and harassment in the workplace has dominated headlines and the broader public conversation, which makes it all the more surprising when any organization faces discrimination suits repeatedly.

It is illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation

There is sometimes a bit of confusion when it comes to discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, it is important for employers and employees to understand that this type of discrimination is completely illegal.

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