When seeking a strategy to attack damages in a litigation, defense lawyers make it their mission to use anything and everything at their disposal to strengthen the case of their client. In today’s digital age, this means taking to the web and using a wide range of internet resources, which can include access to a […]
Category: Labor Law
Uber Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors?
Uber is one of the hottest trends of the current time. Nearly anyone can sign up to be an Uber driver, and of course, everyone can commission a ride from the Uber service. It is one of the easiest ways to get from one point to another and is the most economical method in most […]
What New York Contractors Need to Know about Prevailing Wage Laws
If you’re a contractor in New York state, being aware of the legal aspects of your job is one key to your success. When you bid on contracts for projects funded by public money, you must submit schedules for the wages you plan to pay. Here’s what you need to know about prevailing wage in […]
New Jersey Non-Compete Law: Have You Violated it?
In the state of New Jersey there is no state or federal law governing non-compete agreements in general. Some professions, such as law and psychology, have rules of professional conduct addressing non-compete agreements, but they are not based on federal or state laws. Conceptually, courts in New Jersey tend to enforce restrictive covenants in non-compete […]
New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws
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 […]
How Long Can You Collect Unemployment in NJ?
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 […]
NJ FMLA: Your Rights for Leave
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 […]
Recent Constructive Termination Cases
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, […]
Can Non-Compete Agreements Be Invalidated?
A non-compete agreement is a contract, and contracts can be invalidated for a specific legal reasons. There are several elements necessary to create a contract in the first place, and most non-compete agreements drafted by lawyers will certainly contain those elements. If you have signed a non-compete agreement with your current employer or a former […]
The Impact of Non-solicitation Clauses
A non-solicitation clause may be part of the employment agreement you sign with an employer. It may also be a significant section in a non-compete agreement. In either case, you need to understand the impact of signing an agreement prohibiting you from reaching out to customers and business contacts you meet while working for a […]