If you're wrongfully terminated from your job, it's important that you don't simply walk away and begin your search for a new opportunity. Instead, learn more about what went wrong with a focus on protecting your legal rights.
An increasing number of corporate employers are requiring their employees to execute arbitration agreements in order to continue with employment. What's your "compensation" for signing? You get to keep your job. When you execute these agreements, you waive your right to utilize the court system and obtain a jury of members of the community. Instead, you're before one person: an arbitrator, paid by the corporation. These arbitrations cost tens of thousands of dollars. and the entirety of the cost is paid by the employer.
The plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New Jersey continues to move forward. Another hurdle to raise the minimum wage in the Garden State was cleared on Monday, January 28, 2019, according to a report from WHYY. The bill, supported by Governor Phil Murphy and other top Democratic lawmakers, will head to the Senate and the Assembly for full votes later this week. The votes could be held as early as Thursday.
Due to the exploitation of child labor in the past, officials set up child labor laws to protect kids. These allow them to have a safe, healthy upbringing where they can focus on school.
It's not always easy to pinpoint if you're the victim of workplace sexual harassment. You may have an idea that something is going on but uncertain about whether you should speak up and take action.
A former fire captain in Paterson, New Jersey, has sued the city on the grounds of wrongful termination.
You see a clear case of workplace discrimination. Maybe your boss laughs about firing someone who was of a different ethnicity. Maybe you see a supervisor throw away all employment applications from women.
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 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.
You get hired on as an at-will employee. Your employer explains that it's very common and that all of the other employees have the same classification, but you still want to know what it means for you.
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's natural to meet people who share the same interests as you at your place of employment. However, if you're interested in entering a romantic relationship with someone at work, you need to understand what you can and can't do.
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.