Empowering Pregnant Employees: Advocating for Workplace Equality
- posted: Feb. 21, 2024
In today's society, the protection of pregnant workers' rights is not just a legal obligation but a moral imperative. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) stands as a beacon of Read More
What Is a Hostile Workplace That Justifies a Sexual Harassment Claim?
- posted: Aug. 30, 2023
Your work can be stressful for a number of reasons, such as burdensome tasks, frequent deadlines, demanding bosses and difficult customers. Although you don’t have a right to an easy Read More
NLRB Restricts Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses in Severance Agreements
- posted: Jul. 30, 2023
When a business terminates an employee, it may negotiate a severance agreement that settles stock options, deferred compensation and other issues. The agreement may sometimes include a non-disclosure or non-disparagement Read More
What Does a New Jersey Whistleblower Need to Show to Win Damages?
- posted: Jun. 30, 2023
Too often, business owners or their managers engage in misconduct that can adversely affect stockholders, employees, customers and the public in general. Nor are government agencies and non-profits immune from Read More
Employee Complaints of Harassment: What Proof is Needed?
- posted: May 30, 2023
Under both New Jersey and federal law, employees are entitled to a work environment where they can do their job without being subjected to another employee, supervisor or third-party harassing Read More
Does New Jersey Law Cover Paid Meal Breaks for Workers?
- posted: Apr. 30, 2023
Although New Jersey law affords many protections to workers, the law does not apply to all aspects of employment or its related benefits. One gray area is whether workers are Read More
What is a Rice Notice and What Should You Do If You Get One?
- posted: Mar. 30, 2023
If you are a public employee or school teacher in New Jersey, you may have heard of the term “Rice Notice.” This is a type of protection provided to public Read More
Mandatory Harassment Training Now Required for D.C. Employers of Tipped Workers
- posted: Feb. 28, 2023
A newly effective Washington, D.C. law requires that employers whose workers receive tips as part of their wages must carry on sexual harassment training for all these employees, as well Read More
New Washington, D.C. Law Expands Protections Against Hostile Workplace Harassment
- posted: Jan. 30, 2023
Washington, D.C.’s antidiscrimination law has been extended to thousands of people who work as independent contractors in the district. In addition, the law’s protections against hostile workplace harassment have been Read More
Washington, D.C. Curtails Its Broad Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
- posted: Dec. 30, 2022
After the local business community pushed back on the D.C. Council’s near-total ban on mandatory non-compete agreements, a revised and scaled-back version of the ban is now in effect. The Read More
What Companies Can and Can’t Do to Enforce Return-to-Office Policies
- posted: Nov. 30, 2022
For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has led businesses nationwide to make remote employment the norm. But with mask mandates and other restrictions being eased, many companies are Read More
New Jersey Expands Protections Against Age Discrimination
- posted: Sep. 30, 2022
New Jersey Expands Protections Against Age Discrimination New Jersey has long protected employees from unequal employment practices based solely on age. Yet until recently, the law fell short of making that Read More
Your Rights When Your Employer Fails to Pay Overtime
- posted: Sep. 27, 2022
Federal and state wage and hour laws are in place to ensure that workers are paid a minimum wage for standard work hours and are given enhanced compensation for work Read More