Wage And Hour Retaliation
New Jersey’s wage and hour laws establish minimum wage standards and other rules and rights regarding pay and working conditions. When employers breach these standards, employees have the right to complain on behalf of themselves and/or others. Even an individual employee complaining only about the abuse as it affects himself or herself has a protected status under the New Jersey wage and hour statutes. An employee who makes a complaint in accordance with the act, or who institutes a proceeding under the act, or who merely testifies in a proceeding about the act, has protection against retaliation.
Such a violation is not only illegal, administratively and otherwise, under New Jersey’s wage and hour regulations, but it is also a potential violation of the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act and is a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy doctrine, or Pierce Doctrine.
The New Jersey employment and civil rights lawyers at Costello & Mains, LLC, know how to obtain the compensatory and punitive damages, reinstatement, equitable back pay and equitable front pay that are yours, by right, if you are retaliated against for having exercised rights on behalf of yourself or others under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law.