You take a new job as a server or a bartender. You know that much of your earnings will come through tips. You consider it one of the perks of the job, as you're very good with people and you assume you'll make a fair amount.
The New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller published a report in January. It shed light on how some of the biggest wage and hours laws violators in the state receive tax incentives to operate here. The agency argued that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)'s cronyism, dysfunction and poor oversight have created the perfect environment for such labor disputes to arise. NJEDA manages the tax incentives system.
With the gig economy growing by leaps and bounds, more people than ever are working as independent contractors.
It is not uncommon for a company or employer to misclassify the people who work for them. This is most often done so by mistake, but there are times when a company might misclassify an employee on purpose. When an employee is misclassified, he or she misses out on benefits and the opportunity for overtime pay. Other benefits misclassified employees might miss include minimum wage pay, unemployment benefits, medical and family leave and more.
Your boss is in charge, naturally, but that does not mean they have to treat you with disdain or push you around in the workplace. A boss who does this may be a bully, and it can create a toxic workplace.
Filing a wage complaint against your employer is well within your rights, especially if you have solid evidence that your wages have been tampered with in any shape or form. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created by the federal government to protect employees from various problems that can arise on the job. This includes protection from retaliation by an employer. Here's how you can prove a wage and hour retaliation claim against your employer.
As an employee in the state of New Jersey (or anywhere else in the country), you expect to receive payment in full and on time.
If your employer requires you to work off the clock, it's important to better understand why this is the case and what you can do to protect your legal rights. Neglecting to take action will have an adverse impact on your life, as you're putting in hours that you're not paid for.
The law in New Jersey does not explicitly force companies to provide their employees with breaks for rest or to eat. This means that employers must follow federal rules and laws regarding breaks while on the job. Today, we will explore the steps you should take if you are denied proper breaks at work in New Jersey.
If you work in a profession that provides overtime pay, who is responsible for tracking the overtime hours? Many employees believe or are led to believe, that they are the ones responsible for tracking their overtime hours. This cannot be further from the truth. Today, we will take a look at who is responsible for tracking overtime hours, so you have a clear understanding of your role at work.