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May 2019 Archives

Can you be fired for using medical marijuana in New Jersey?

Medical marijuana is legal in the majority of states, including New Jersey. In fact, the New Jersey Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to expand the state's medical marijuana program. Amendments are still being added to the bill, so it hasn't made it to the governor's desk yet.

Sexual harassment can lead to a hostile work environment

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that should never be taken lightly by you, the victim, or your employer. You have a right to work in a safe environment, free from any type of harassment and this includes sexual harassment. There's no reason you should be subjected to unwanted touching, inappropriate comments, explicit pictures or unwanted sexual advances. Sexual harassment can wind up leading to a hostile work environment in New Jersey.

Explaining the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

In 1974, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted by the United States government. This piece of legislation offers guidelines and requirements that employers, insurance companies and employees can follow when it comes to administering employee benefit plans. ERISA does not cover any plans offered to employees of churches or health plans offered by government agencies. Let's look at a specific amendment to ERISA.

How common is sexual harassment at work?

People might think that in this day and age, sexual harassment at work has decreased. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, a significant portion of the working population has reported being sexually harassed. Both men and women face unwanted actions while at work.

Putting a value to your wrongful termination claim

Being wrongfully terminated from your job can cause you a lot of stress and worry. You won't be receiving regular paychecks, and you might have trouble finding a new job in the immediate future. But, if you were wrongfully terminated, you can work with an attorney to file a claim against your former employer. Here's how a value is assigned to such as claim.

Why do so many employers discriminate against older workers?

Despite the increased awareness of workplace discrimination thanks to the #MeToo movement, some demographics feel that their work problems aren’t getting any easier. Even though there’s been a massive push against employers that display signs of sexual harassment and racism, there are still nearly two out of three workers over 45 years old that experience age discrimination on the job.

Does your employer require you to work off the clock?

If your employer requires you to work off the clock, it's important to better understand why this is the case and what you can do to protect your legal rights. Neglecting to take action will have an adverse impact on your life, as you're putting in hours that you're not paid for.

Why summer is a common season for overtime mistakes

While employers have the potential to make mistakes or deliberately avoid overtime payments to workers throughout the whole year, there are certain times when it becomes more apparent. It is around these time periods that you should be paying very close attention to your paychecks to ensure that all your hard work is being paid for.

Your rights at work if you have a disability

Disabled workers have rights in the workplace. Whether you have a permanent or temporary disability, you have the right to work at a job and not face discrimination because of your disability. Today, we will review the rights that disabled workers have on the job so you can protect yourself and know when you are facing discrimination in New Jersey.

Steps to take if being denied proper breaks at work

The law in New Jersey does not explicitly force companies to provide their employees with breaks for rest or to eat. This means that employers must follow federal rules and laws regarding breaks while on the job. Today, we will explore the steps you should take if you are denied proper breaks at work in New Jersey.

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