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New Jersey marijuana bill addresses employees' rights

It appears that New Jersey will soon be among the states where marijuana is legal for recreational use. Democratic leaders in the New Jersey Senate and Gov. Phil Murphy reached an agreement on a revised draft of the bill this week. It's scheduled to be voted on in committee next week and to be considered by both houses on March 25.

How you can claim unpaid overtime wages

There are protections in place under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for employees who are categorized as non-exempt. These protections say that non-exempt employees are to be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate for every hour that they work over 40 in the span of a work week. Here are some tips for claiming unpaid overtime wages in New Jersey.

Do you have to sign that workplace arbitration agreement?

An increasing number of corporate employers are requiring their employees to execute arbitration agreements in order to continue with employment. What's your "compensation" for signing? You get to keep your job. When you execute these agreements, you waive your right to utilize the court system and obtain a jury of members of the community. Instead, you're before one person: an arbitrator, paid by the corporation. These arbitrations cost tens of thousands of dollars. and the entirety of the cost is paid by the employer.

What happens if your employer doesn't pay you enough?

You get direct deposit, so you never have to cash your checks. This means you don't study them too carefully. Then, when you finally do, you realize that someone made a mistake and you've been getting paid too little. Maybe it's just a mistake for one pay period, or maybe they have been underpaying you for years. Now what?

New Jersey faces lawsuit over employees’s rights

New Jersey officials now face a lawsuit claiming that a recently passed bill violates employees' rights. The law, known as the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act, places significant restrictions on employees' ability to leave unions or cease contributing to them financially. Opponents of the act claim that it places too many restrictions on when and how an employee can withdraw from participation in unions.

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