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Is every worker in New Jersey entitled to minimum wage?

The minimum wage in New Jersey has been $10 per hour since July 1, 2019. If you're not making that, then you may be under the impression that your employer is violating some types of wage and hours laws. That's not necessarily the case though.

Are there any exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine?

New Jersey, much like other states in the country, upholds an employment-at-will doctrine. This means that employees have a right to quit their job for any reason and at any point in time. It works the other way around too. Employers in at-will states can terminate an employee without giving them any advance notice or having to explain their actions.

New Jersey employees and contractors can recover unpaid wages

There are two primary types of workers here in New Jersey and elsewhere in the country: contractors and employees. Both hourly and contract workers have different options available that they can pursue if they don't get paid.

Former Starbucks exec alleges wrongful firing, discrimination

A woman who worked as a regional director for Starbucks has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the coffee giant in U.S. District Court here in New Jersey. She is accusing the company of discriminating against her and violating her civil rights because she's white.

Questions to ask if your employment is terminated

It doesn't matter if you saw your termination coming or were caught off guard, losing your job is a big deal on many fronts. Not only can it affect your career development, but it will also impact your finances until you're able to secure a new position.

What rights do child workers have in New Jersey?

Many expenses come with raising children as they age. Parents may have to pay for their cell phones, extracurricular activities, car, insurance and save up for college. It can be of great relief to you to have your child pay for some of their expenses, even if you're only having them do it to teach your son or daughter what it's like to be an adult. There are some factors that you should consider if your child plans to secure a job here in New Jersey.

Paid work breaks are mandated for some New Jersey workers

Many workers in Burlington and elsewhere throughout the state of New Jersey may assume that their employer is required to provide them with a lunch or dinner break or simply a period of rest after working a set amount of hours. New Jersey law doesn't require business owners to offer such breaks to most of their employees though. They're only required to offer these types of accommodations to minors.

Can your employer change your employment contract?

When you decide to become part of a new company, there's a good chance you'll be presented with an employment contract. And if you're not, it's something you should discuss with your employer, as a comprehensive contract can help protect both parties.

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