Employment Discrimination Blog

New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws

Published on 30th April, 2015 under Labor Law

Nearly everyone in New Jersey has worked for someone else at some point in their lives. If you are one of the millions of people employed by someone else, then New Jersey’s wage and hour laws apply to you. But, many are unfamiliar with these laws, do not know how to fight back when an ….

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How Long Can You Collect Unemployment in NJ?

Published on 29th April, 2015 under Labor Law

The length of time you will be able to collect unemployment benefits in New Jersey depends on several factors. First, you must have been working in a regular job for at least 20 weeks, and then you must have lost that job through no fault of your own. These are the two basic criteria for ….

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NJ FMLA: Your Rights for Leave

Published on 28th April, 2015 under Labor Law

The Federal Family Medical Leave Act (1993) and NJ State law, the New Jersey Family Medical Leave Act have a few things that differ between the laws. Both provide certain employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave, during which time they cannot lose their jobs, for specific family and medical reasons. Both the ….

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Recent Constructive Termination Cases

Published on 27th April, 2015 under Labor Law

One type of constructive termination case that concerns courts, especially as regards protecting the public, is retaliation against an employee for being a “whistleblower.” That is the well-publicized term used to describe employees who choose to testify (or to speak out / “leak”) information damaging to an employer, but significant to the safety of others, ….

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NJ Prevailing Wages Rates: Why You Need to Know About Them

Published on 27th April, 2015 under Employment Discrimination

Generally, prevailing wages are hourly wages, benefits, overtime, and job promotions that most workers earn within a certain industry. The term encompasses all aspects of compensation given a worker for the labor he or she performs in public works projects. All prevailing wages are not the same, but they are within a range for particular ….

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