How To Tell If You Are The Victim Of Gender Discrimination

Employers are prohibited from engaging in discriminatory acts in the workplace against applicants and employees because of their protected characteristics. There are numerous protected characteristics, including gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy, and more. While workplace discrimination is illegal, it is still fairly common.

What Is the New Jersey CEPA Whistleblower Act?

Most businesses in New Jersey have a significant degree of autonomy and conduct their daily business operations without much governmental oversight. In New Jersey, both the state and federal governments rely on whistleblowers to uncover employers’ violations of the law and fraud against the government to protect workplace safety, the public’s safety, and to prevent

Understanding National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal under state and federal law. It happens when an employer treats applicants or employees negatively based on the fact that they come from a particular area of the world, because of their accents or ethnicity, or because they look like they have a specific ethnic background even

What You Need to Know About Severance Pay in New Jersey

Some New Jersey employees are offered severance packages when they are terminated or laid off from their jobs. Severance pay is meant to lessen the impact of a job loss. Most employers that offer severance pay will only provide it to employees who lose their jobs as a part of a reduction in force, mass

Fathers' Rights and the FMLA

Fathers’ Rights and the FMLA

While many employers talk about maternity leave and recognize the rights of new mothers to take time off to spend with their babies, fathers also have the right to take time off from work to care for newly born infants, newly adopted children, new foster children, and injured children. Despite having this right, less than

The Employee's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees with the right to take unpaid leave from work for qualifying reasons. This law provides important protections to employees working for covered employers across the U.S. Here is a brief guide for employees about the FMLA from the attorneys at

What Is Protected by the National Labor Relations Act?

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal law that protects the rights of employees to organize, form unions, engage in collective bargaining, or refuse to participate in this type of activity. Under the NLRA, employers are prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees who exercise their rights. For example, your employer cannot

Do You Get Paid for FMLA? Everything You Need to Know

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides the right to eligible employees who work for covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of leave from their jobs for qualifying reasons during a 12-month period. However, leave under the FMLA is unpaid, which means you will not receive your regular salary while you are

Termination Laws & At-Will Employee FAQ's

Termination Laws & At-Will Employee FAQ’s

Most employees in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are employed at will. At-will employment can be confusing for many people. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions the attorneys at Swartz Swidler receive about at-will employment. 1. What Is the Meaning of At-Will Employment? If you are employed at will, this means that

What Is the Purpose of the False Claims Act?

When employees have non-public information about their employers’ fraud against the government, they have the right to report the information to the government under the False Claims Act. This law provides financial incentives to whistleblowers when the information they provide results in the government’s recovery of money it is owed. Under the False Claims Act,