How Employers Violate the Equal Pay Act

Under the federal Equal Pay Act, employers in New Jersey are required to pay men and women who have substantially similar jobs equally. This law covers all types of compensation, including salaries, stock options, insurance benefits, commissions, and bonuses. However, many employers fail to pay male and female employees equally, and women continue to earn

3 Types of Age Discrimination That Are Depressingly Common

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act or ADEA prohibits discrimination against workers over 40 based on their ages for employers with 20 or more employees. In New Jersey, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or NJLAD provides more expansive protection to workers against age discrimination and protects adult workers of all ages. Despite the existence

Did Your Employer Retaliate Against You for Taking FMLA Leave?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA, eligible employees who work for covered employers have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for several reasons. The primary reasons why people take FMLA leave are to deal with their own serious medical issues or to care for their

What To Expect After Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an illegal form of discrimination. Unfortunately, however, many people are the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, and some people are scared to file complaints with their companies when it occurs. To put an end to sexual harassment in your workplace, you will need to file an internal

Can Employers Refuse To Hire You Because of Your Record?

Many employers in New Jersey conduct background checks on their applicants, and some also perform background checks on their existing employees annually. While an employer has the right to check the backgrounds of its employees and applicants to see whether they have criminal histories, there are limits to doing so. Because of the fact that