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.
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.
Due to the exploitation of child labor in the past, officials set up child labor laws to protect kids. These allow them to have a safe, healthy upbringing where they can focus on school.
It's natural to meet people who share the same interests as you at your place of employment. However, if you're interested in entering a romantic relationship with someone at work, you need to understand what you can and can't do.
Your employer gives you a dress code, and you almost feel like it's illegal. Don't you have the freedom to express yourself? Doesn't telling you what you can and cannot wear infringe on your rights?
Your department has a big project that needs to get done by Monday. On Friday, it's not done yet, despite your best efforts.
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 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.
New Jersey lawmakers recently passed legislation that expands the paid sick leave rights of employees, requiring employers to offer sick leave to those who qualify. This leave covers many different circumstances. It may offer the flexibility that most people need at some point in their life when times are hard, either for themselves or for loved ones.
These days, keeping a job as an aging employee can feel more and more precarious with each passing year. As a younger, often cheaper to employ workforce swells in size, older workers with more experience regularly find companies looking for ways to hasten them out the door. While this is sometimes understandable from a very cynical, nothing but-the-numbers standpoint, it is far from an ethical practice.