7 Examples of Wrongful Termination

If you were recently fired from your job, you might wonder whether your termination was lawful. While most employees work at will, employers can’t fire employees for illegal reasons. If you were filed for an unlawful reason, you might be entitled to pursue a claim against your employer. Here are seven examples of wrongful termination

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

Many employees who witness unethical or illegal conduct at their jobs, including harassment, fraud, and other similar types of misconduct, do not report it. In many cases, they fear that coming forward to report their employers’ illegal actions might not be worth the consequences they might face and choose to look the other way. The

Can I Get Fired for Discussing My Wages at Work?

You likely know that people who have similar skills and experience and who perform the same type of work for an employer have a right to equal pay regardless of their race, gender, or other protected characteristics. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you are being fairly paid without being able to discuss

What to Do if Your Employer is Falsifying Your Timecard

What to Do if Your Employer is Falsifying Your Timecard

Employees trust their employers to be honest and to accurately track their hours so that they will be paid for all of the work they do. Employees deserve to receive full payment for all of the hours that they work for their employers. Unfortunately, however, some employers are dishonest and try to get away with

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

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

What Are Examples of FMLA Leave?

Eligible employees who work for companies that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can take up to 12 weeks off from their jobs because of their own or their close family members’ serious medical conditions. However, they can only take leave under the FMLA for specific listed reasons. Understanding when FMLA