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What Should I Know About Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace?

Recreational Marijuana

After significant legislative haggling, New Jersey legalized adult-use recreational cannabis in February of 2021. Many questions arose during the process of how this new law would affect what employers and employees can and cannot do. Some of it is based off the existing framework that regulates the usage of medical marijuana, which remains legal in […]

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Are Hotel Workers Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment?

As Americans slowly return to traveling as Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions ease, hotels are once again filling up. That means that many workers are returning to their hotel jobs. However, some studies show that the hospitality industry sees some of the highest numbers of sexual harassment complaints. Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. It is […]

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Do Women in Leadership Positions Experience More Sexual Harassment?

One might think that women who hold supervisory and leadership roles at work would face less sexual harassment. Given their positions of power, one might think that an executive who is also a female would not experience a hostile work environment more than an average female employee. However, this is not the case, according to […]

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Is There Age Discrimination in My Workplace?

Age Discrimination

According to a survey from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly three out of five older workers have either witnessed or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination is illegal, however, this issue is still very prevalent today and has harmful effects on an individual. When an employee is treated unfairly because of […]

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Does Gender Identity Affect Income?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, and other protected characteristics. When Title VII was first established, gender identity was not a common term. Nowadays, the lesbian, gay, […]

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New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Recreational Cannabis

Governor Phil Murphy recently passed three laws on Monday that create the basic structure of recreational cannabis use in the state. Citizens over 21 years old will be allowed to carry up to six ounces of marijuana and purchase it once the marketplace is set up. Additionally, police are barred from stopping a minor on […]

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EEOC Sues New Jersey Health Care Service for Disability Discrimination

A New Jersey-based health network is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly withdrawing a job offer to a woman due to her pregnancy complications. The suit claims that once the health care organization found out about the victim’s problems, they chose to retract a job offer to […]

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Do I Have Rights if I Cannot Work Because of Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the lives of the American people. Wearing masks and washing hands will continue to be the new normal for many months to come. For employees who need to go into work instead of working remotely, COVID-19 has created many questions surrounding safety protocols and the rights of workers. Many […]

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Study Shows That Doctors Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment on Social Media

A Pew Research Center study found that 41 percent of American adults have experienced harassment online, with one in five people reporting extreme online harassment, including sexual harassment. Additionally, a survey of 464 doctors showed that one in four physicians who use social media had been personally attacked. These attacks ranged from ridicule surrounding a […]

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How can Employers Support Disabled Workers During the Pandemic?

According to the President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), people with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). One in five workers with disabilities have lost employment compared to one in seven of the general population, according to the U.S. Labor Bureau of Statistics (BLS). The number of remote workers in […]

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