If you are successful with your age discrimination claim, the amount of compensation you might expect to receive will depend on the losses that you have incurred as a result of the discrimination. Your available damages may include your lost pay, attorney’s fees, liquidated damages and emotional distress. If you sue under state law in
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as many as one-fifth of people in the U.S. will suffer from a psychiatric disability at some point during their lives. The prevalence of mental health issues means that it is important for employers to address the needs of workers who are suffering from mental health issues.
Employers who fail to pay all of the wages that their employees have earned have committed a type of theft. There are state and federal labor laws that protect workers, entitling them to receive all of the wages that they are owed for the work that they perform. Workers who are able to prove that
If you believe that your employer has not paid you all that you have earned, you may have the basis to file a legal claim against your employer under state or federal law. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that you must be paid for every hour that you work, that you
At some point, most businesses must let some employees go. There are certain things that employers can and cannot do when they are terminating an employee. By understanding the employee termination process, you can better protect yourself if you are at risk of termination. The employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler might be able to help
Employers may not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of age, including in decisions about hiring, promotions, termination, layoffs or discipline. However, this prohibition only applies to workers who are ages 40 or older. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 likewise only applies to employers who have 20 or more
A majority of U.S. employers are required to pay their eligible employees who work in excess of 40 hours per week overtime pay. When this law was passed during the Great Depression, it was meant to help more people get employment by encouraging employers to hire more workers. Today, overtime pay is treated as a
Sexual harassment is an ongoing problem for both men and women in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It is recognized as a form of sex discrimination under the Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Across the U.S., sexually harassing people
When you are collecting unemployment benefits, you are allowed to decline a job offer if it is not considered to be suitable for you. Jobs that are not suitable include those that pay too little money in relation to your prior job experience or those that require too demanding of physical requirements for your condition.
People who learn that individuals or entities are committing fraud against the federal government may be allowed to file qui tam lawsuits. A qui tam lawsuit is a lawsuit that a private citizen may file against the wrongdoer on behalf of the government. The government may intervene or it may not, and the extent of