Can I Be Fired for Going to Rehab?

Deciding to seek treatment for alcohol or drug dependence is a major step for people struggling with addiction issues. However, the choice can be highly stressful if you are employed. Many employees hesitate to go to inpatient rehabilitation even when they need it because of concerns they have about potentially losing their jobs. Recognizing that

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in New Jersey?

While the environment at your workplace might be toxic, that does not necessarily mean that it is a hostile work environment entitling you to pursue compensation from your employer. Instead, a hostile work environment is a specific legal term that describes when discriminatory actions taken against certain employees based on their protected characteristics are severe

What to Know About Employment Contracts

Most employees in New Jersey are at-will employees, which means they can be terminated at any time and for any lawful purpose. At the same time, at-will employees also can end their employment at any time and for any reason. While at-will employment is the norm, some employees work under written employment contracts. While there

What Is the Difference Between the ADA and the FMLA?

Employees who have serious health conditions might be covered under two federal laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Understanding the types of protection these two laws provide and the types of employers that are covered by them is important when you have suffered a serious

Can I Qualify for Disability Benefits Due to a Behavioral Health Condition?

Some employees are unable to continue working because of disabling mental health conditions. They might fail at their jobs because of the way their mental health conditions interfere with their ability to perform the tasks of their jobs. Some people suffer from chronic mental health conditions that prevent them from returning to work on a

Can You Take FMLA Twice In One Year For Different Reasons In NJ?

If you work for a covered employer in New Jersey and are an eligible employee, you are entitled to take leave from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, eligible employees can take leave from work for 12 weeks or less to care for their family members’ serious medical

Sexual Harassment At Off-Site Company Events

Workplace sexual harassment is illegal under state and federal law. In some cases, employers might also be liable when sexual harassment happens at a place or event outside of their employee’s regular working hours, including company parties, picnics, receptions, dinners, and others when their employees are present because of their employment relationship. Employers might be

What Are The Three Types of FMLA Leave?

While not all employers are covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), those that are must allow their eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave off from work each year to care for their own or their immediate family members’ serious medical conditions. This type of leave is unpaid.

What Is the Civil Rights Act of 1991

While many people have heard of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, fewer might know about the Civil Rights Act of 1991. This law was enacted because of several unpopular U.S. Supreme Court decisions and overturned them. It also amended several portions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The amendments also

Subpoenas: What To Expect in Sexual Harassment Cases

Sexual harassment in the workplace has continued to be a problem despite federal and state laws that make it illegal. In some cases, sexual harassment cases are litigated in court when employers fail to take action to stop the harassment. Employees are protected against sexual harassment by local, state, and federal laws as well as