Can My Job Fire Me if I Go to Rehab?

Realizing that you need to go to inpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation is a major step on your road to recovery. However, the decision to go to rehab can be difficult when you are worried about your job and whether your decision could result in being fired. Thankfully, you might be protected under two federal

Pennsylvania FMLA Medical Leave Violations

Pennsylvania FMLA Medical Leave Violations

When an employee suffers a serious medical condition or faces a close family member’s serious illness or injuries, it can be difficult to navigate work requirements. However, these types of situations should not ruin someone’s career. Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act to protect qualifying employees when they go through these types of

Law Firm Wins Ruling for Service Technicians on Wages for Commute Time

Swartz Swidler, a renowned New Jersey employment plaintiff law firm, recently secured a groundbreaking ruling on behalf of Service Technicians in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. The court ruled that time spent driving from technicians’ homes to their first assignment, and from their last assignment to their homes, may be compensable under the

What You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements in New Jersey

Non-compete agreements have proliferated among employers, and an increasing number of employees working in New Jersey are covered by them. These types of employment agreements are typically signed during the onboarding process and purport to restrict employees from engaging in competition against the employer after they leave. However, non-compete agreements are not always enforceable. Here’s

What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Sick Leave Laws

In New Jersey, most employees are protected by the state’s earned sick leave law. Under this law, employees working for private employers are entitled to receive 40 hours of earned sick leave from their employers each year that they can use to care for themselves or their immediate family members. The New Jersey earned sick

The Pros and Cons of Arbitration for Employment Law Disputes in South Jersey

Many employees are asked to sign arbitration agreements when they are hired as a part of their onboarding paperwork. This type of agreement waives an employee’s right to pursue legal remedies through the court process if employment disputes arise. If an employee signs an arbitration agreement, they will be forced to arbitrate their dispute instead

New Jersey’s Whistleblower Protection Act: What You Need to Know

New Jersey recognizes the important services whistleblowers provide to the state by reporting their employers’ fraudulent, unethical, or illegal conduct. Without the help of whistleblowers, many instances of fraudulent and illegal conduct committed by employers against the government would go undiscovered. Because of this, New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protects employees against retaliation