Understanding Mediation

In almost every legal proceeding, the term “mediation” will come up sooner or later. Unfortunately, the process of mediation is commonly misunderstood by many, despite being an immensely useful tool for settling legal disputes. So, what is mediation, how does it work, and what should you expect? What is Mediation? There are many definitions of […]

Once You Have a Judgment, What Do You Do Next?

The case is over, you have won, and the judge has issued a final judgment in your favor. After the push to win the case, many plaintiffs find this post-judgment period a little anticlimactic. As a result, they often ask themselves and their attorneys, “Now what?” If you received a money judgment, you will undoubtedly […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

How a New Jersey Employment Law Attorney Can Help You

It’s easy to feel a bit lost when you’re having trouble at work or when you’re fired unexpectedly. New Jersey employers have obligations to follow federal and New Jersey state laws, but most employees don’t know the laws governing their employment or how those laws affect them personally. Fortunately, a New Jersey employment law attorney […]