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September 2019 Archives

Steps to take when sexual material is seen at work

You don't expect to be exposed to sexually explicit material in your workplace. However, despite the policies in place by your employer, some employees may ignore the rules. Should you come across sexually explicit material at work, you need to handle the situation appropriately. The following tips may be helpful.

You have options if your employer violates wage and hours laws

The New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller published a report in January. It shed light on how some of the biggest wage and hours laws violators in the state receive tax incentives to operate here. The agency argued that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)'s cronyism, dysfunction and poor oversight have created the perfect environment for such labor disputes to arise. NJEDA manages the tax incentives system.

How to determine if you were fired using just cause

Having a job is a rewarding experience until your employer fires you out of the blue. Was your release considered part of larger layoffs? Are you an at-will employee? Or, were you wrongfully terminated by your employer? If you belong to a union, you cannot be let go unless it is with just cause. This means that you can fight the termination with the help of your union representative. Let's explore just cause and how to determine if it was used properly in today's post.

Paid vacation and your legal rights as an employee

When you agree to become an employee of a new company, it's critical to sign an employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of your arrangement. Furthermore, an employee handbook will help you understand your company's stance on a variety of subjects, such as paid vacation.

How to prove pregnancy discrimination at work

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. It can turn stressful quickly if your employer discriminates against you when they find out you are going to have a child. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees or against prospective employees because they are pregnant. Today, let's explore how you can prove pregnancy discrimination by your employer so you can file a claim.

An overview of employee misclassification

It is not uncommon for a company or employer to misclassify the people who work for them. This is most often done so by mistake, but there are times when a company might misclassify an employee on purpose. When an employee is misclassified, he or she misses out on benefits and the opportunity for overtime pay. Other benefits misclassified employees might miss include minimum wage pay, unemployment benefits, medical and family leave and more.

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