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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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Preventing Whistleblower Retaliation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created with a mission to achieve safe and healthful work conditions for this country’s workforce. It does this through regulations, training, education, and assistance, and covers private and public sector workers and employers. Many people may be surprised to discover that whistleblower protection also falls under the scope […]

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Hotel Panic Buttons Protect Workers from Sexual Harassment

 

In the era of the #MeToo movement, hotel operators are taking steps to address the problem of sexual harassment faced by many hospitality workers in this country. Hotel and resort companies big and small are responding to the concerns of workers and union leadership to provide devices and training to protect employees. It has been […]

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Changes Due to the #MeToo Movement

 

It is now two years since the New York Times exposed top Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, giving rise to the #MeToo movement. In the interim, quite a few powerful men, including many household names, have lost their jobs because of similar allegations. Although there is still a long way to go […]

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Supreme Court to Decide If Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Rights

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established U.S. workers’ immunity from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Although this act is one that helped the U.S. take strides toward equality, it did not include those who identified as LGBTQ. Due to the failure to include LGBTQ individuals, the […]

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