There was a time in America when workers had very few rights or expectations of their treatment. Until labor activists pressed governments in Trenton and Washington to offer adequate protections to the workers who carry the state and the nation, people in New Jersey had few opportunities to succeed or even expect fair treatment at work.
The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) went into effect in the United States in 1974. It aims to protect workers' rights to their employer-sponsored benefits including group health care and pension plans.
Even if you're working a short shift, there's a good chance you'll need to take at least one bathroom break throughout your day. While this sounds innocent enough, there's a chance that your company is closely monitoring the number of breaks you take, as well as how long you're away from your work.
There may come a point in your life when you need to take time away from work to manage your health or assist a family member who is dealing with a serious medical concern.
The minimum wage in New Jersey has been $10 per hour since July 1, 2019. If you're not making that, then you may be under the impression that your employer is violating some types of wage and hours laws. That's not necessarily the case though.
Many expenses come with raising children as they age. Parents may have to pay for their cell phones, extracurricular activities, car, insurance and save up for college. It can be of great relief to you to have your child pay for some of their expenses, even if you're only having them do it to teach your son or daughter what it's like to be an adult. There are some factors that you should consider if your child plans to secure a job here in New Jersey.
When you decide to become part of a new company, there's a good chance you'll be presented with an employment contract. And if you're not, it's something you should discuss with your employer, as a comprehensive contract can help protect both parties.
There may come a point when you request to work overtime, such as if you need to catch up on past assignments. Just the same, there are situations in which your employer may ask you to work overtime, such as if they're short-staffed.
When you agree to become an employee of a new company, it's critical to sign an employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of your arrangement. Furthermore, an employee handbook will help you understand your company's stance on a variety of subjects, such as paid vacation.
Before you sign an employment contract, pay close attention to any language associated with severance pay. This may not be something you're concerned about now, but it could come into play in the future.