What happens when the EEOC determines that an employer is guilty?

When people experience workplace discrimination based on their protected characteristics in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, they can file discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is the federal agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws. When it receives a discrimination charge, the agency will investigate to determine whether discrimination occurred. If the agency

What is the employment discrimination law?

Federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based on an applicant’s or employees protected characteristics. Employment discrimination can happen in many ways, and the conduct can be overt or subtle. Prohibited discrimination in the workplace happens when an employer treats a member of a protected class differently than other workers based on the employee’s protected

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,