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February 2019 Archives

Responding to offensive comments in the workplace

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.

Workplace retaliation facts all employees should know

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.

Signs you could be facing discrimination in the workplace

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.

Breastfeeding discrimination has tough financial consequences

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.

Do you have unpaid wages? It’s time to take action

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.

How you can claim unpaid overtime wages

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.

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