If you are like most people, you probably understand that there are laws protecting you as an employee from harassment and discrimination. You might not know that the law also protects you from retaliation from your employer. The anti-retaliation laws protect you from your employer punishing you for complaining about discrimination or harassment in theDetails
Richard Swartz has been named one of the best employment benefits attorney Richard Swartz, one of the partners at Swartz Swidler, LLC, has been named one of the South Jersey best employment benefits attorneys! For more information, please visit: https://sjmagazine.net/e-issue/2016/08/#page/64 Richard Swartz is an experienced attorney in the field of litigation. Since his first caseDetails
Justin Swidler has been named one of the best class action attorneys Justin Swidler, one of the partners at Swartz Swidler, LLC, has been named one of the South Jersey best class action attorneys! For more information, please visit: https://sjmagazine.net/e-issue/2016/08/#page/63 Justin Swidler’s first class action case was back in 2011 and it involved a bigDetails
Swartz Swidler Prevails in Appellate Court Matter Dealing With Applicability of Dispute Resolution Provision of Employment Contract
Swartz Swidler recently prevailed in an appellate court matter dealing with the applicability of a dispute resolution provision of an employment contract. Swartz Swidler represents Dr. Forrest Anthony, the former vice president and chief medical officer for Eleison Pharmaceuticals, LLC. in Bordentown, New Jersey. In February 2012 the parties entered into an employment agreement. InDetails
U.S. Lags International human rights standards in gender pay gap, maternity leave, and affordable child care.
The U.N sent an expert delegation to United States to gather data and impressions from numerous government agencies, including the Departments of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice. The initial findings conclude that women in the United States have “missing rights” compared to the rest of the world.Details
Court sides with drivers, holds that Werner violated the law. As many of you know, we have been, and continue to, fight very hard for all drivers of Werner. Since 2011, we have been litigating Petrone v. Werner Enterprises. For years, we have worked to convince the courts (and Werner) that Werner fails to payDetails
On July 15, 2015, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), in its role as an appellate tribunal reviewing the disposition by a federal agency of a claim of discrimination, issued a decision in which it held that “allegations of discrimination on the basis of [a complainant’s] sexual orientation state a claim of discriminationDetails
New Jersey Supreme Court Holds That Protections of State Whistleblower Statute Apply to so-Called “Watchdog” Employees
On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision in which it held that the protections of the state whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), apply to so-called “watchdog” employees and that such employees need not meet a heightened standard when establishing that they engaged in whistleblowing activity. Confusion asDetails
A Florida resident filed suit against a New York City-based firm claiming violation of employment law in a 2012 series of alleged actions that he claims were orchestrated in retaliation for him being a recovering alcoholic. Plaintiff of Pompano Beach, Fla., sued Computer Generated Solutions in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania on JulyDetails
The Seventh Circuit holds that FedEx Delivery Drivers are employees, and not independent contractors, of FedEx.
The ruling from the Seventh Circuit has strong implications for drivers working across the United States who have been classified as “independent contractors” and forced to pay for fuel, lease payments, insurance, and other business expenses relating to their work. On July 8th, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit adopted theDetails