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Understanding the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

 

Work can be challenging enough without the added difficulty of discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a statute that protects employees from discrimination in the workplace based on their race, religion, disability, sex, gender, age, ancestry, nationality, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, military service, or genetic information. It is considered one […]

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New Jersey to Expand Paid Family Leave Program

 

The state of New Jersey created a bill to expand the paid family leave program. Bill A-3975 would increase the amount of time workers could take off from six to 12 weeks of leave. Companies who employ 30 employees or more would have to provide the program to their workers. The percentage of weekly benefits […]

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3 Laws that Protect you from Employment Discrimination – Infographic

Are you a member of a protected class but have been treated differently than your coworkers with the same position, work experience and expertise? If so, you may a victim of employment discrimination. Many individuals in New Jersey and across the country are discriminated against at work. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Congress Moves Closer to Passage of Sexual Harassment Bill

 

Sexual harassment is extremely serious no matter who is committing it. When the perpetrators are the very people whose responsibility it is to protect society’s interest, it can be extremely alarming. The House of Representatives has finally reached an agreement with the Senate to reform the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to focus more on […]

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Companies Incorporate Active Whistleblowing Systems

 

Whistleblowing often brings fear of retaliation upon those who are seeking to expose the wrongdoings at their workplace. While this happens, whistleblowing does not have to be associated with negativity. Companies that have a whistleblowing system in place and embrace it as part of their company culture can experience beneficial results. According to a lead […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace – Infographic

While pregnancy is generally a time of joy, many women continue to face discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace due to their pregnancy. In fact, in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 3,500 pregnancy discrimination complaints. Between October 2010 and September 2015, approximately 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed […]

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Workplace Pregnancy Protection Laws

 

Pregnancy can bring major life changes, but one of them should never be discrimination in the workplace. Women who become pregnant have various employment protections, yet, forms of pregnancy discrimination still occur in work settings across the United States. Discrimination based on pregnancy is covered under various employment laws, including the federal Civil Rights Act […]

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New Jersey Legislators Iron Out $15 Minimum Wage Agreement

 

On Thursday, New Jersey legislators ironed out an agreement regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage hike. The legislation would gradually raise it within a five-year period. By July 1 of this year, the amount will rise to $10 per hour, and $11 by January 1, 2020. For each year going forward, the minimum wage will […]

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Changing the Landscape of Sexual Harassment

 

It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since the #MeToo movement first caught steam. While it has certainly brought attention to the plights of numerous women in Hollywood, we must remember that sexual harassment and assault affects more than just celebrities. While most men fear getting rejected or laughed at […]

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Restaurant Chain Tries to Change Workplace Culture

 

While workers in virtually every industry have experienced sexual harassment, it is especially rampant in the restaurant business. The #MeToo movement has exposed the level of sexual harassment in this field, ending the careers of some top, household name chefs. Now, a restaurant chain, whose founder was one of the worst offenders, is trying to […]

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