When Are Employees Entitled To FMLA Leave Related To Coronavirus?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees who work for employers that are covered by the law can take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to care for their serious health conditions or the health conditions of their family members. This leave is unpaid, but the workers’ jobs

Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know

On March 18, Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill to help Americans as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple provisions in this law provide protections for workers. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler believe that people should understand this bill and the changes it could make. A detailed list of the

What Is Wage Garnishment

What Is Wage Garnishment?

Wage garnishments can make it difficult for you to make ends meet. Your wages can be garnished when your employer is ordered by a court to withhold a percentage of your wages and send that amount directly to a creditor until you have repaid your debt. Garnishments may be ordered when you owe child support,

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Here’s What You Need To Know

Pre-employment drug testing is fairly common for employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some employers also have mandatory testing for their employees on a random basis. If you have been asked to take a drug test by your employer or your prospective employer, here is some information about the laws that apply from the attorneys

What Is National Origin Discrimination?

Some workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are discriminated against by their coworkers because of their national origins. Under federal and state law, national origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Despite the legal prohibitions, this type of discrimination continues to be a problem at many companies. If you have been the victim of discrimination