When you go to work each day, you don't expect to walk into a hostile environment. There are many ways a place of employment can become hostile, and one such way is when supervisors and co-workers begin making offensive comments. This might be done in passing, in jest, on purpose or even just as a mistake. No matter the reason, you deserve better. Here's how to respond to an offensive comment at your place of employment.
New Jersey lawmakers passed a package of bills on Feb. 14 aimed at making sure the state's middle- and working- class residents' rights to fair wages are protected.
Many workers never take full advantage of their vacation days, and companies are starting to get creative with how they capitalize on that.
There are laws on the books from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that prohibit retaliation against employees by their employer. The laws also protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. When it comes to retaliation, employees are able to take part in certain protected activities without having to worry about their employer retaliating against them in one way or another.
A recent appeals court ruling in Chicago, which is similar to another earlier outcome in Atlanta, could have a chilling effect on the discrimination protections in place for older workers.
Being fired or let go wrongfully is not a good feeling for anyone. Fortunately, you have options. If you were wrongfully terminated, you can seek compensation from your employers and receive damages for your trouble.
It can be very difficult to spot workplace discrimination because the people perpetrating the discrimination might be hiding their true intentions. Every New Jersey workplace is required to be free from discrimination, including that of religious, sexual, age, disability and more. Today's post will address the most common signs of workplace discrimination so you know what to look for the next time you are on the job.
A new study on breastfeeding discrimination reveals it is not only a health concern for women, but a financial concern as well. Researchers have long known about the health impact of breastfeeding discrimination in the workplace. When faced with discrimination, nursing mothers wean their children earlier than recommended, suffer from a diminished milk supply and may deal with painful infections.
If you have unpaid wages, it goes without saying that you want to recover back pay as soon as possible. Letting your employer get away with this should never cross your mind, as it will impact your employment and finances in a variety of ways.
There are protections in place under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for employees who are categorized as non-exempt. These protections say that non-exempt employees are to be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate for every hour that they work over 40 in the span of a work week. Here are some tips for claiming unpaid overtime wages in New Jersey.