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Unpaid Overtime and Penalties Cost NJ Company Over $711,000

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A federal court ordered an electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company and its co-managers to pay over $711,000 to 89 workers who were denied overtime wages. In addition to unpaid wages, FTR Electrical Mechanical Contractors, Inc., based in Union, New Jersey, was charged with over $16,000 in civil money penalties and interest for willful […]

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How Prevalent Is Pregnancy Discrimination at Work?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., Protect Pregnant Employees from Workplace Discrimination.

Being pregnant is supposed to be a happy time, but when there is pregnancy discrimination at work, it can negatively impact an expectant mother’s health and well-being. Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978, making it illegal for companies to undertake adverse employment actions against pregnant workers, but this kind of thing still […]

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Does Social Class Matter in Gender Discrimination?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., Help to Build Strong Claims Against Discrimination.

Gender discrimination generally refers to disparate treatment of people based on their sex and gender or, more recently, gender identity. It could arise in job duties, work pay, as sexual harassment, or through a variety of other generally outlawed practices. The federal government has laws against gender discrimination and tasks the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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What Should I Do if I Am Sexually Harassed at an Office Holiday Party?

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The annual holiday party is something that many employees look forward to as an opportunity to relax, celebrate the festive time of year, and enjoy each other’s company. These parties are also a great way for employers to show their employees how much their hard work and dedication is appreciated. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon […]

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Can Employers Ask Job Applicants about a Criminal Record?

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Not everyone who serves time in prison stays in for life or comes out even worse than when they went in. One of the main purposes of incarceration is rehabilitation, and there are countless examples of people who do their time, are released, and go on to live productive lives. Others are wrongly imprisoned, while […]

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How can Workplaces be Made Inclusive for Transgender Workers?

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The transgender movement greatly complicates workplace interactions and policies. What once was a generally objective standard for worker behavior and acceptable use of common areas, such as restrooms and changing areas, has become very subjective. Gender identity now matters as much as community standards for gender-specific behaviors. Even state and federal governments say so, and […]

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Must Companies Pay for Bereavement Time?

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When a loved one passes away, immediate family members are usually the ones who are most impacted. Dealing with grief is hard enough, and worrying about whether you will be paid for the time you need to take off from work can make it even worse. Although many employers will have bereavement policies in place, […]

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Older New Jersey Workers Gain More Protection Under New State Law

Older New Jersey Workers Gain More Protections Under New State Law Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law further protections for older workers against age discrimination by amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The amendment, which was signed by the governor on October 5, changed the NJLAD in the following […]

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Is Weight Discrimination an Issue in the Workplace?

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Various occupations require different levels of physical and mental capabilities. No two people are the same, and that includes body types. Some people weigh significantly more than others of similar size, and that sometimes creates issues in the workplace. Virtually no one maintains a steady weight throughout life. Many people undergo widely varying weights and […]

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Homophobic Discrimination Alleged by NJ State Troopers

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Two veteran New Jersey State Troopers allege, in a lawsuit against the agency, that they have experienced discrimination for their sexual orientation for their more than 20 year careers there. The two troopers, both lieutenants who joined the agency in 2001, now work in a new unit with the mission of making the state police inclusive. […]

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