A recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling was called "a dark day for employees" by the plaintiff's attorney. The August ruling addressed the flight attendant's ability to sue her former employer, Pfizer, for religious discrimination rather than the grounds for the suit.
We all make mistakes on the job. No business can expect their employees to be perfect. If someone makes enough mistakes, of course, they could find themselves out of a job.
You didn't leave your job on good terms with your employer. In fact, you were terminated. You have to list your former employer on your resume and applications since you were there for years. However, you're concerned about what your old boss will say when he's called by people interested in hiring you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), last year, less than 20% of people with disabilities were employed. The majority of them were not in the workforce. For those who are, however, the picture isn't a rosy one. The unemployment rate last year for people with disabilities was more than double that of people without disabilities.
Times have never been tougher for many workers across the country. Years of neglect or outright hostility from legislators and lobbyists have left employees vulnerable to companies that only care about the bottom line.
As an employee, you come to rely on your salary to pay your bills. However, if you receive notice of a pay cut, your entire world can be turned upside down.
As an employee, you're in line to receive a variety of benefits. However, should your employer misclassify you as an independent contractor, you'll miss out on many benefits, along with other privileges.
Everyone hopes to find a rewarding career and a place where they can work and feel pride in what they do. There are instances in which workers find themselves in a dilemma, though. One such instance is if an employee finds out that some type of impropriety is going on at their place of employment. It can take a lot of courage for workers to step up and report the activities.
Medical marijuana has been problematic for a lot of employers both in New Jersey and in other states. Many employers have been forced to reconsider their strong anti-drug policies that prohibited employees from using marijuana (among other illicit drugs) even while they were off the clock.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is designed to provide certain employees with unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. While many people never consider taking FMLA leave, it's something that others heavily rely upon.