Do I Need an Employment Attorney?

Workers in New Jersey might be employed by good or bad employers. While many employers have the interests of workers in mind when they establish their policies and procedures, others engage in exploitative practices. You have rights as an employee, and your employer is legally required to respect your employee rights. If you believe that

Can Your Employer Fire You for Going on Strike or Picketing?

In the U.S., workers occasionally engage in organized strikes, picketing, or other forms of coordinated actions designed to call attention to unfair workplace practices. Employees have engaged in these types of organized activities for a long time. However, many workers are hesitant about participating in strikes or picketing because of the fear of being terminated

Can You Be Denied FMLA in NJ?

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), covered employers can’t deny leave to eligible employees when they need time off from work to care for their serious medical conditions or those of their close family members. As long as an eligible employee requests leave properly for a qualifying condition, their employer cannot deny their

Can Employers Discriminate Against Physical Appearance?

Can Employers Discriminate Against Physical Appearance?

We live in an appearance-oriented society, and many employers also make hiring decisions that are partly based on a candidate’s physical appearance. When you are preparing for an interview, you will likely want to groom yourself properly and wear appropriate attire for the type of position for which you have applied. While employers can make

Can FMLA Be Denied?

Employers that are covered by the FMLA generally can’t deny an eligible employee’s request for leave for a qualifying reason. However, there are certain situations under which an employer can deny FMLA leave. Here is what you need to know from the attorneys at Swartz Swidler. Understanding the FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act

Does FMLA Affect Your Pension?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows certain employees of covered employers to take 12 weeks off from work when they have specific qualifying reasons, including their serious health conditions, the serious health conditions of an immediate family member, or to bond with a new child. This leave is

Moonlighting While on FMLA: Will It Get Me Fired?

If you are eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), your job should be protected if you need to take time off from work from your job with a covered employer as long as you or your family member has a serious health condition. The FMLA entitles eligible employees to

Can You Get Unemployment and Disability at the Same Time?

If you can’t work, you might wonder whether it is possible for you to get unemployment benefits and disability simultaneously. This is rarely possible. However, there are certain situations in which receiving both unemployment and disability benefits might be possible and allowed. Here is what you need to know from the attorneys at Swartz Swidler.

Do I Qualify for FMLA in NJ?

New Jersey employees who suffer from serious medical conditions or injuries might be forced to miss work so that they can address their conditions and recover. In some cases, employees might also have to take off from work to take care of their immediate family members when they are experiencing serious medical problems. When employees