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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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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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Women Working in Neurosurgery are Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment

Earlier this year, a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic led a study to determine the prevalence of sexual harassment among female and male neurosurgeons. The survey results from 622 respondents are startling: Approximately 62 percent of respondents witnessed some form of bullying or sexual harassment in neurosurgery. Eighty-eight percent of females and 44 percent of […]

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Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Announce Opening of New Jersey Office

 

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce the opening of a new office in New Jersey. With offices in Philadelphia and now in South Jersey, the firm is better able to serve their growing list of clients and prospective clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. The new office address is 2500 McClellan […]

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Flu Epidemic Gives Urgency to Sick Leave Law

 

As New Jersey feels the effect of the flu epidemic this year, legislators are calling for laws requiring paid sick time as a matter of public health. Employees who do not have the ability to take paid sick leave will go to work despite their illness, exposing their co-workers to potentially contagious viruses, including the […]

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Restaurant Industry Workers More Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment

 

Several complaints have surfaced alleging sexual harassment in the restaurant industry from celebrity chefs to fine-dining restaurant chains.  Many say that it is only a matter of time before victims at lower-end casual dining establishments start to come forward with similar accusations. Between 2005 and 2015, almost 15 percent of sexual harassment claims filed in […]

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Study Reveals the Rampant Sexual Harassment Occurring Within Graduate Programs

 

Unfortunately, we have all heard many cases regarding sexual harassment at schools. A quick study of the news can reveal hundreds of cases of teacher sexual misconduct. Most of these cases are happening with middle and high school students, but many people do not know about the sexual harassment cases at universities. College students are […]

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New Research Shows That Sexual Harassment Is Rampant Within Lower Paying Industries

 

Women in both the tech and media industries are very outspoken about the toxic workplace culture that enables sexual harassment to thrive. Many of these women have spoken out publicly, conducting interviews with the media and engaging in long legal battles. In these cases, it appears we are making strides towards a better and more […]

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Issues Faced by Bisexual Employees in the Workplace

 

For bisexual employees, the hardships of coming out in the workplace are intensified by having to come out two or even three times. As the nature of their relationships change, bisexual employees are often forced to explain their orientation to coworkers more than once when their relationship changes from a same-sex relationship to one that […]

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South Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers: Online Harassment by U.S. Marines

 

The Pentagon and Congress are facing heat regarding their stance (or lack thereof) toward sexual harassment and cyber bullying in a series of recent scandals in the military. A San Diego Marine boot camp saw a female veteran become the victim of graphic sexual harassment online, allegedly perpetrated by another military service member. This case […]

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