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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Increased Penalties for Employment Law Violations

 

Continuing a recent trend, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have raised the penalties for violations of employment laws. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act was passed in November 2015, kick starting the recent increases. The Act requires federal agencies to adjust civil monetary penalties […]

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South Jersey Discrimination Lawyers: Discrimination Against Women with Breast Cancer

 

If you have received a breast cancer diagnosis, you may worry about how will it affect your work situation. Dealing with a diagnosis of cancer is hard enough without fearing repercussions at work. The good news is that there are laws to protect people with medical conditions. The most important of these laws are the […]

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Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers: Job Agency Discrimination

 

In December, 2016 the nationwide job placement agency MVP Staffing was served with a class action lawsuit by a group of African American workers alleging MVP favored Hispanic job seekers over African American applicants. MVP has approximately 60 offices in 38 different states and the lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois because of […]

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Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers Discuss Layoff Laws That Protect Employees

 

Being laid off from a job can be one of the most stressful events a person can undergo in life. A loss of work and income can be emotionally difficult, financially burdensome, and present a variety of issues for an employee and his or her family. Unfortunately, layoffs can happen to anyone at any time. […]

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Cherry Hill Sexual Harassment Lawyers: When Should You Contact a Lawyer?

 

When a co-worker’s suggestive comments or distasteful jokes make you uncomfortable, how do you know when it is time to talk to a lawyer about sexual harassment? Workers experiencing sexual harassment in New Jersey—and throughout the country – often fear retribution if they report it to their employer. Though workplace sexual harassment is illegal and […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Six Things to Know About FMLA

 

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a U.S. federal law created in 1993 that requires employers to give time off to their employees for qualified family and medical reasons. It also protects the employee’s job during the leave. Many people do not know the “ins and outs” of who can take leave until […]

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Cherry Hill Sexual Harassment Lawyers: Why Can’t We Stop Sexual Harassment?

 

The law mandates that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must investigate all federal harassment claims before they can go to court. Last year there were 13,000 sexual harassment claims filed – far more than claims for discrimination based on race or religion. Sixteen percent of the sexual harassment claims were filed by men. For […]

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Cherry Hill Discrimination Lawyers: Pregnancy Discrimination in Workplace

 

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 was enacted to protect women from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of childbirth, pregnancy, or any related medical conditions. The act is part of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applies to all aspects of employment from hiring to firing and includes […]

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Cherry Hill Sexual Harassment Lawyers Discuss the Fast Food Industry

 

Sexual harassment can be pervasive in certain professions or types of workplaces. Alarmingly, recent studies have shown startling statistics relating to the rate of sexual harassment in the fast food industry. Recent reports have indicated that inappropriate behavior, retaliation, discrimination, are at an epidemic level in fast food establishments. Statistics Shed Some Light on Sexual […]

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Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers: Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

As winter approaches, many people have opted to become inoculated in hopes of preventing the flu. Some people choose to forego the flu vaccine for a variety of reasons. This leads many to question if they can be terminated for flu shot refusal. Some people have religious or philosophical reasons for not receiving the vaccine. […]

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