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Helpful tips for new fathers seeking time off

The roles fathers have with newborn children has gradually changed over time. Nowadays, fathers are more involved with changing diapers, preparing food, bathing and comforting their young children. More importantly, more companies are recognizing the benefit (and fairness) offering paternity time; essentially time off for new fathers to establish a bond with their children directly after the birth.

Three things every pregnant employee should know

While the U.S. economy appears to be adding more jobs this summer, the struggles that pregnant women have in finding (and keeping) jobs is largely ignored. Basically, not every employer wants to hire a pregnant woman. Additionally, some employers do not understand the rules that protect pregnant workers and prohibit certain actions against them. Because of this, it is important for pregnant workers to know their rights and be able to protect themselves against overzealous employers.

New Jersey Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Discusses Contractual Limitations of Statutes of Limitation

"Or . . . pigs are never satisfied till they eat everything in sight."

And by "pigs," I mean greedy employers who sense that the time is right to continue to push nervous courts (nervous about not being reappointed by a governor who meddles by intimidating the third branch of government and threatening non-appointment with those he doesn't agree with) to further limit workers' rights.

Federal lawmakers consider pregnancy discrimination bill

Several states, including New Jersey, recently passed laws protecting pregnant women in the workplace. Now federal lawmakers are considering a bill that would afford more protections to women across the country.

Decision reached in Anheuser-Busch workplace discrimination case

This past Friday, a very interesting and closely followed workplace discrimination lawsuit against filed against Anheuser-Busch came to a close when a jury returned a verdict siding with the beverage giant.

Does your employer make accommodations for pregnant workers?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, a federal law enacted to protect pregnant women in the workplace, does not address all employment issues that pregnant women could face. Court decisions are still split on the extent to which employers must accommodate pregnant workers.

Claims filed with EEOC drop 5.7 percent during 2013 fiscal year

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the agency in charge of enforcing the employment laws that bar discrimination based on several protected classes, including but not limited to race, gender, age and disability. According to the agency, there were 93,727 claims filed this past fiscal year running from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013.

Trenton in top 10 cities for highest wages paid to women

In a blog written with the possible victims of labor and employment violations in mind, it is easy to get bogged down in the bad situations. It is important for those that become a victim of these violations to understand their rights and know that there are attorneys that will help them stand up for those rights. It is also important to hear some good news once in a while.

Director: lower salary offer still 'good money for an Indian'

In the hierarchy of a corporation, a New Jersey employee may not always agree with the decisions of a supervisor or other individuals higher up on the organizational tree. There are times when subordinates must simply keep their mouths shut and do as instructed. There are, of course, other instances in which employees should refuse with the full weight of the law behind them.

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