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South Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers: Sexual Harassment Hotlines

 

Last month, superstar Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was reported to have multiple allegations of sexual harassment charges pinned against him. Now, representatives for the parent company, 21st Century Fox News, as well as O’Reilly, are saying that no employee ever utilized the company’s anonymous hotline to make a complaint against the defendant. In effort […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Bill to Require Additional Information on Pay Stubs

 

In March 2017, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee voted in favor of amending the current state wage notification requirements for public and private sector employers. The bill, A-4245, will require employers to provide their employees with statements of their gross wages, net wages, deductions, rate of pay, and hours worked during the pay period […]

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South Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers: Kay and Jared Face Allegations

 

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Sterling Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers and Jared Galleria of Jewelry have recently had hundreds of former employees come forward with a variety of allegations, from sexual harassment to discrimination. According to court documents, these claims indicate that that the chief executive, among other officers of the […]

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South Jersey Discrimination Lawyers: Discrimination vs Bullying

 

In the workplace, discrimination and bullying can go hand-in-hand. Bullying happens when you are verbally abused at work, you are threatened or humiliated, or your work is sabotaged. South Jersey discrimination lawyers can help determine if your situation is bullying, discrimination or both. It is important to distinguish between the two as different laws will […]

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South Jersey Discrimination Lawyers: Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace

 

As an American worker, you have the right to pursue a career without fear of discrimination. Discrimination happens any time an employer refuses to hire or promote an individual, terminates an individual, or assigns workplace duties solely on the basis of characteristics such as age, race, sex, religion, or national origin. In 2009, it also […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers Discuss Misclassified Unpaid Interns

 

Internships can be a win-win situation for business hopefuls and employers alike. Unfortunately, there are occasionally cases where unpaid interns are wrongly classified and taken advantage of by employers. If an unpaid intern is misclassified, and the intern performs the responsibilities of a paid employee, the employer could be liable for wages and overtime compensation. […]

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South Jersey Whistleblower Lawyers: Whistleblower Suit in North Brunswick Settled

 

The township of North Brunswick has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by one of its workers. The plaintiff was former public works supervisor who claimed he had been demoted after he filed a complaint about municipal staff. Court documents allege the reassignment was in retaliation for disciplining a subordinate employee […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Individuals with disabilities have much to offer in the workplace. With accommodation, people with mental or physical impairments can be gainfully employed, providing invaluable skills, experience, and knowledge to the American workforce. Disabled workers are protected from discrimination by two important federal statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, as well […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Top Ten Discrimination Claims of 2016

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for investigating claims of employment discrimination and enforcing the laws that make discrimination illegal in the United States. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, orientation, and pregnancy), age (40 or […]

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South Jersey Discrimination Lawyers: Severance Packages and Wrongful Termination

 

Severance is a term for any compensation given to an employee whose job has been terminated. In addition to financial compensation, a severance package may include medical, dental, life insurance, and outplacement services. Severance packages are a matter of company policy and the law does not require severance pay to employees whose jobs are being […]

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