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March 2020 Archives

New Jersey medical marijuana patients gain new job rights

Medical marijuana has been problematic for a lot of employers both in New Jersey and in other states. Many employers have been forced to reconsider their strong anti-drug policies that prohibited employees from using marijuana (among other illicit drugs) even while they were off the clock.

How to prove retaliation after being sexually harassed at work

There are both state and federal laws on the books that make it illegal for an employer to retaliate against their employees. Employers are strictly forbidden from firing employees who participate in an investigation of their employer or report their unlawful activities including discrimination and sexual harassment. Anyone who violates legislation such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Civil Rights Act (CRA) or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may face civil penalties for doing so.

Have you experienced age discrimination here in New Jersey?

If you a New Jersey employee between the ages of 18 and 70, you have rights against discrimination toward you due to your age. Most people think that age discrimination laws protect only older workers, but in some cases, they can help those who are at the other end of the age spectrum.

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act was approved by the U.S. Senate on March 18, 2020, and has now been signed into law. This bill will provide paid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as paid sick leave for absences for certain people who have been impacted by the Coronavirus. The law goes into effect on April 2, 2020, and will end on December 31, 2020. It applies to all employers with 50 employees or less. You have to be employed for 30 days to be eligible for these benefits. Here is what you need to know:

Steps to request Family and Medical Leave Act leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is designed to provide certain employees with unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. While many people never consider taking FMLA leave, it's something that others heavily rely upon.

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