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New Jersey State Worker’s Donated-Leave Law

 

Under the state’s existing donated-leave policy, an employee is eligible to receive donated leave from a co-worker if they have exhausted all their accrued sick time, vacation days, or administrative leave. However, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of turning what was once just a policy into a codified law. The bill will allow state workers to […]

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The McDonald’s Pay Rate Debate

 

Anyone trying to make a living earning a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour knows that it is not enough to make ends meet. Economists warn about the negative consequences of increasing the minimum wage, including layoffs and higher costs at the register. Wages are only part of the benefits guaranteed to workers by a […]

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Gas Station Owner Shortchanges Workers

 

Are you a gas station worker who is paid a flat monthly rate? If so, your hourly wages may be below the applicable minimum wage standard. The United States Department of Labor is working to ensure that shortchanging the wages of gas station workers ends. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against […]

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Future of Obama-era Wage & Hours Efforts Uncertain

 

Two controversial employment guidance letters issued by the Obama administration are now being retracted by the new President and his Department of Labor staff. The two letters were originally issued by the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) and aimed to limit worker misclassification. The letters also increased instances where businesses could be considered a joint […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers Discuss the Gender Wage Disparity in Healthcare

 

Recent studies on wages in the healthcare industry reveal startling pay disparities between male and female doctors. Doximity, a social networking site for healthcare professionals, surveyed physicians from its 600,000-member community for its first annual physicians’ compensation report. The study proved that the wage gap is real and change is needed. The South Jersey employment […]

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South Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawyers on the Fight to End Wage Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Race and gender discrimination in the workplace has affected millions of Americans for decades. Despite legislation designed to protect workers, wage discrimination remains commonplace today. More than five decades have passed since the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, but today women still make an average of 80 cents to the dollar that men […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Bill to Require Additional Information on Pay Stubs

 

In March 2017, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee voted in favor of amending the current state wage notification requirements for public and private sector employers. The bill, A-4245, will require employers to provide their employees with statements of their gross wages, net wages, deductions, rate of pay, and hours worked during the pay period […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers Discuss Misclassified Unpaid Interns

 

Internships can be a win-win situation for business hopefuls and employers alike. Unfortunately, there are occasionally cases where unpaid interns are wrongly classified and taken advantage of by employers. If an unpaid intern is misclassified, and the intern performs the responsibilities of a paid employee, the employer could be liable for wages and overtime compensation. […]

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