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Teacher Fired for Allegedly Rejecting Principal’s Sexual Advances

Sexual harassment can come in many forms. It is important for employees to know that sexual harassment is a violation of state and federal gender discrimination laws. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex and encompasses sexual harassment. Additionally, New Jersey has state laws that protect […]

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Women Less Likely to Self-Promote

Despite having equal or even better skills to men, studies show that women are less likely to promote themselves at work. Whether it is because of self-doubt or a fear of being rejected, women tend to avoid promoting themselves, which often leads them to less powerful positions. The idea of women avoiding self-promotion was found […]

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Proposed Law to Protect Independent Contractors

The gig economy relies on independent contractors and those who are working in situations that by traditional standards are intermittent and less formal. While there are work and life benefits for many who are not typical employees, independent contractors also lack traditional workplace protections. A recently introduced piece of legislation aims to change that and […]

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Avoiding Employment Lawsuits

Employment lawsuits can derail a business just as it could derail an employee’s career. In each case, both parties are working to protect themselves and their livelihoods. For employers, there are many scenarios that play into an employment lawsuit, so it is a good idea to protect your business and have guidelines in place to […]

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Minimum Wage Going Up in New Jersey Effective January 1

On January 1, the minimum wage rose to $11 per hour in New Jersey as the next step in the multi-year process to reach the end goal of $15 per hour. Each year, the minimum wage will rise $1, and on January 1, 2024, employers will be required to offer $15 per hour at that […]

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Hair Discrimination Bill or CROWN Act Becomes Law in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy signed off on the bill that prohibits hair discrimination in the state of New Jersey. He gave final approval to the bill, otherwise known as the CROWN Act or Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The law augments the race discrimination laws in […]

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Vaping Company Under Sexual Harassment Allegations

The vaping company JUUL has made headlines frequently the past year for its association with customer respiratory illnesses, including vaping-linked deaths. JUUL is now in the spotlight for sexual harassment complaints from one of its former female employees. The allegations have information that spans over the course of two years, including an incidence where a […]

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Sexual Harassment Impacts Women’s Health and Future

The impact on women’s mental and physical health from being sexually harassed are experienced in numerous ways. It is more than uncomfortable moments, bursts of irritation, feeling fear for more inappropriate advances, and becoming distressed. It can cause long-term effects that transforms victim’s lives. Being sexually harassed in the workplace impacts the victim’s future and […]

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Different Forms of Sexual Harassment

Even though the media has examined the issue of sexual harassment and many big-name celebrities have been outed with charges, it is not always easy to recognize the many forms of sexual harassment present in workplaces. Many victims experience it, but are not fully aware or may not be willing to confront it. They may […]

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Lawmakers Propose Bill Banning Discrimination Involving Hairstyles

On Monday, lawmakers in New Jersey proposed a bill that bans discrimination focused on hairstyles and hair textures. The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee voted unanimously on the bill, which will offer protection to individuals of color and others who may contend with discrimination that targets hairstyles. The particulars of the bill will be classified […]

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