Many of us face medical issues that can keep us from working or have family members with serious medical issues who require constant care for a period of time. Such a situation can be stressful if you fear you may lose your job if you miss too much work. Fortunately, both federal and New Jersey … Continue reading FAQs: Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA
Many people in the workplace believe that sexual harassment would never happen to them. If such unlawful harassment would occur, you may think that you would not hesitate to march into HR or to a supervisor and report it. However, there are many reasons why employees do not report sexual harassment when it happens to … Continue reading Why Sexual Harassment goes Unnoticed
Both federal and state employment laws protect employees from unlawful discrimination and harassment based on many factors, including race, sex, age, disability, religion, and more. All too often, however, victims of discrimination and harassment are too afraid to report wrongful behavior at work because of possible professional and personal consequences. Anti-discrimination laws are hardly beneficial … Continue reading What is Unlawful Workplace Retaliation?
If you are pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), your immediate fear may be going to jail. While spending the night in jail is never a good experience, you will soon realize there are many additional concerns in your DUI case. Specifically, DUI charges and convictions can result in significant financial … Continue reading What does a DUI Cost?
After getting pulled over and ticketed by a police officer, chances are you are frustrated and defensive. In many cases, you may believe the traffic ticket was unjust, as you may not believe that you violated any traffic laws. Wrongful traffic tickets can be issued and you may wonder whether it is worth it to … Continue reading Should You Fight Your Traffic Ticket?
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a new ruling that will eventually guarantee time-and-a-half overtime payments to more than 4 million additional workers throughout the United States. This change in the rules is long overdue and better reflects the workforce in the U.S. Currently, employees are guaranteed overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue reading New Employment Overtime Ruling
Both federal laws and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibit employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on factors such as race, age, disability, sex, religion, among several others. If you become the victim of unlawful discrimination, you have the right to bring a legal claim against the offending employer. However, like … Continue reading What is the Statute of Limitations in Employment Law?
There is a wide variety of sexually-related crimes on the books in New Jersey. From sexual assault to video voyeurism to indecent exposure, New Jersey laws and law enforcement agencies seek to arrest, charge, and harshly punish sexual offenders. The newest sexual act to become a crime in New Jersey is referred to as “upskirting.” … Continue reading New Criminal Law: Upskirting?
According to government statistics, distracted driving injured an estimated 431,000 people and killed 3,179 more in a single year in the United States. Because of the risks of distracted driving, law enforcement agencies in New Jersey take distracted driving very seriously and set out to stop distracted drivers. While using a cell phone while you … Continue reading What’s Considered Distracted Driving?
Employment law is complex and many employees in New Jersey have many questions about their legal rights and options if they believe they have been mistreated in their workplace environment. The following are only a few of the frequently asked questions regarding employment law in NJ. What Laws Provide Rights for Employees in New Jersey? … Continue reading Employment Law FAQs