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Governor Murphy Signs Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law the Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights, the first of its kind in the United States, benefitting more than 127,000 workers across the state, many of them people of color and immigrants. The governor’s signing comes four days after the New Jersey Senate narrowly passed a […]

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New Workplace Protections for Pregnant Workers to Take Effect in June 2023

Workplace Protections for Pregnant Workers to Take Effect in June 2023.

New employment laws protecting pregnant workers and nursing mothers are set to take effect in June. Years of attempts by lawmakers to pass the protections culminated in President Biden signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 29, 2022. The omnibus bill included the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for […]

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What Are Reasonable Accommodations?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Advocate for Clients Requesting Reasonable Accommodations.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees with physical or mental disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace, one being reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of the job. Federal law requires that employers who have 15 or more employees are required to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Individual state and […]

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What Is Verbal Harassment?

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Verbal harassment at work can take many forms. Whether it is bullying, gossiping, or outright threats, verbal harassment can have serious consequences on a person’s mental and emotional health. Not only that, but verbal harassment can also be illegal if it is based on certain characteristics, such as race, gender, or national origin. It is […]

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Can a Severance Package Be Negotiated?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Uphold Workers’ Rights in Severance Negotiations.

An employer might offer you a severance package before terminating your employment. There are no federal or state laws that require job providers to provide former employees with severance pay and benefits. Some employers in New Jersey offer severance packages as part of the hiring process. A professional employee in particular might require it as […]

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Are Transitioning Employees Protected in the Workplace?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Uphold Transgender Workers’ Rights.

In New Jersey, transgender workers are protected. It is illegal to discriminate or harass on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. Transgender employees, including those who are transitioning, have the right to work in a safe and productive workplace. Those who are transitioning should have support from their employer as […]

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How Are Whistleblowers Protected Against Retaliation?

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Behaving ethically is the responsibility of everyone in a company, from the C-suite to the lowest-ranking employee. Whether companies have five employees or hundreds, there is always a risk that someone is a toxic employee. Whistleblowers often face retaliation at the hands of their employers after alerting supervisors about fraud and corruption. Whistleblowers are a […]

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Does New Jersey Have Protections for Whistleblowers?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Represent Whistleblowers Who Have Faced Retaliation.

Laws that protect employees are in place to make sure all employees are treated fairly and respectfully in an environment that is free from harassment and unfair employment practices. Employees across the United States have the right to work in an equitable environment that provides them certain rights afforded by the law. Under Title VII […]

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What Are Some Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Advocate for Women Experiencing Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination.

Women make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce, according to the United States Department of Labor, and of those, approximately 85 percent will become mothers during the course of their career. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in the past decade, pregnant women remain working longer and return to work sooner than at any […]

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What Are Forms of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Help Workers Facing Religious Discrimination.

Citizens of the United States have the fundamental right to practice whatever religion they wish. However, even to this day, the right to practice a religion is in constant threat in many places. Religious discrimination in the workplace, when an employer or others at work treat an employee less favorably because of their religion or […]

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