The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (or “FMLA”) is a law which requires certain employers to provide employees with job-protected unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. In New Jersey, employees also have family leave rights under the state New Jersey Family Leave Act (or “NJFLA”) if they meet certain criteria. If you…Read More
Employers throughout the country, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are free to decide whom they hire, how much they pay, when they terminate, when they promote and demote, and more. In fact, most at-will employees can be terminated without the employer even having to give cause. But there employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers…Read More
Race discrimination is illegal in the workplace under both state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) states that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Further, it is also illegal to retaliate against a person for making or…Read More
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides crucial support to employees who need to take time off from work to take care of themselves or a family member. If an employer is covered by the FMLA compliance is not voluntary. Unfortunately, some workers are unlawfully denied FMLA leave or retaliated against for taking it. As…Read More
Even as you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child, your joy can quickly turn to distress if you are discriminated against on account of your pregnancy. Fortunately, federal and New Jersey state pregnancy statutes protect your rights and provide you with options if you are subject to unfair treatment by your employer. In…Read More
When it comes to employment and termination, an employee may have many questions about their rights. New Jersey is considered to be an at-will state. “At-will” means that an employee works “at the will of” the employer, and can be fired without cause. Employment laws and contracts limit the ability of an employer to unfairly…Read More
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