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New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation in February 2019 to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 per hour within five years. On July 1, the New Jersey minimum wage rose from $8.85 per hour to $10 per hour for most workers. During former Governor Chris Christie’s term, efforts to bring about a $15 […]

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Investment Bank Under Alleged Sexual Orientation Discrimination

 

One of the world’s largest investment banks is being accused of discrimination by an openly gay employee. A former Goldman Sachs vice president filed a lawsuit in New York State Court in June 2019 alleging the company engaged in acts of homophobia and discrimination and retaliated with his firing when he complained about the treatment. […]

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Mount Laurel Teacher Forced Out of Job Due to Discrimination

 

A Mount Laurel, New Jersey teacher filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against based on her race, creating a hostile work environment so severe she left her teaching position. The teacher, who is African American, stated in her lawsuit the treatment at the hands of her coworkers was repeatedly offensive and […]

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Response Needed for LGBTQ Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

Workplace sexual harassment allegations have increased since the start of the #MeToo movement. Many of the cases that have been publicized focus on women and their experiences with sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment occurs within other groups besides women. Although it is not publicized as often, LGBTQ individuals face sexual harassment in the workplace just […]

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Labor Department Alleges South Jersey Diner Violated Wage Laws

 

The New Jersey Labor Department alleges that a South Jersey Diner violated wage laws. On Wednesday, a civil suit was filed in federal court in Camden, New Jersey claiming that the diner failed to pay direct wages to some servers and other employees. They allegedly only received tips and failed to receive overtime pay even […]

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Defense Department Makes Sexual Harassment a Crime

 

Sexual assault cases rose significantly in the armed forces in 2018. In response, the United States Defense Department issued a new directive that is intended to combat the serious problem of sexual harassment and assault. The department plans to codify sexual assault as a separate military crime with stronger penalties. The plan will also work […]

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What is the Difference Between Employment Law and Company Policy?

 

Employees face situations in the workplace that can leave them wondering if their rights were violated by an employer. For anyone who is employed by another entity, whether a small business or a large corporation, it is critical to have a basic understanding of employee workplace rights and to understand that company policy is not […]

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Five Things You Should Know About the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

 

Age discrimination is a very real problem in the workplace today. In fact, according to a 2018 AARP workplace survey, nearly two out of three workers aged 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work. This survey included 3,900 individuals over the age of 45 who were employed or seeking employment. What […]

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Union Files Complaint for Lost Wages

 

The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) labor union recently filed a complaint against Hackensack Meridian Health, claiming that a payroll mistake has left thousands of their members with incorrect paychecks. Some received less than they were owed, while others were not paid at all. HPAE, which represents over 2,000 workers, claims that the problem has […]

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Women at Scientific Institution Face Gender Discrimination

 

Salk Institute is considered a haven for scientific research and is known for employing scientific legends. However, recent lawsuits indicate that Salk Institute is guilty of gender discrimination. A female biochemist worked at Salk Institute for over 30 years. However, after her contract with the institute expired, she was forced to shut down her experiments. […]

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