Employers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. have significant leeway in how they conduct layoffs. However, some employer actions can make layoffs illegal. For example, employers cannot decide who to include in a layoff based on their protected characteristics, including race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age if over 40.
Under federal and state laws, employers are forbidden from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on age. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids employers from discriminating against applicants and employees who are 40 or older. The ADEA prohibits employers from discriminating against workers who are 40 or older in any aspect of
People separate from their jobs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania all of the time. Separating from employment can occur in several ways. Some employment separations are forced by the employer while others are voluntary. How you separated from your job is important because it might determine whether you receive severance pay and unemployment compensation. Understanding
Companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are sometimes forced to close for a day or more because of snow. Workers are likewise sometimes unable to make it into work at companies that remain open because of snow. When workers are forced to remain home because of businesses remaining closed because of snow or when they
Being fired from your job without notice or a reason can be devastating. While job terminations can be traumatic for workers, employers generally have the legal right to fire their employees. Employers are not able to fire workers for unlawful reasons or in violation of a contract, however. If you have been terminated, the employment