Your Rights to Unused PTO: Understanding State and Federal Laws in NJ and Pennsylvania

Your Rights to Unused PTO: Understanding State and Federal Laws in NJ and Pennsylvania

Navigating the complexities of employment law concerning paid time off (PTO) can be daunting, especially when it comes to understanding your rights under state and federal laws. In New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA), the rules around unused PTO are nuanced, reflecting broader trends in employment practices. This article aims to demystify these regulations, providing

Getting Paid for Unused PTO: What You Need to Know

Getting Paid for Unused PTO: What You Need to Know

In today’s fast-paced work environment, balancing work and personal life has become more challenging than ever. This often results in employees not utilizing their earned paid time off (PTO). But what happens to these unused vacation days? Can you get paid for them? This blog delves into the intricacies of getting compensated for unused PTO

Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Wrongdoing: Protections for Employees in PA and NJ

Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Wrongdoing: Protections for Employees in PA and NJ

Workplace wrongdoing is any illegal, unethical, or fraudulent conduct committed by an employer or a co-worker that harms the public interest, such as violating the law, wasting public funds, endangering public health or safety, or harming the environment. Employees who witness or discover workplace wrongdoing have a duty and a right to report it to

Dealing with Bullies at Work: Legal Protections for Philadelphia Employees

Dealing with Bullies at Work: Legal Protections for Philadelphia Employees

Workplace bullying is a form of abusive behavior that occurs when an employee is subjected to repeated, unreasonable, or malicious conduct that is not based on a protected characteristic, such as race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law. Workplace bullying can create a hostile,

Why Choosing The Right Sexual Harassment Lawyer Matters

Sexual harassment is a challenging subject that extends beyond legalities. There is the mental and emotional stress to consider, as well. Coming forward with your struggle is important, and having someone who can support you and your case is essential to ensuring that you get the justice you deserve. This underscores the critical importance of

How to Prepare For a Consultation With a Sexual Harassment Attorney

If you’ve taken the significant step of scheduling a consultation with a sexual harassment attorney, it’s essential to be well-prepared for your appointment. Understanding the nature of sexual harassment and what to expect during the consultation is crucial. At Swartz Swidler, our New Jersey sexual harassment attorneys are here to help you navigate this process,

Must-Know Facts Before Hiring a Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Experiencing sexual harassment at your workplace in New Jersey can be an emotionally and mentally distressing ordeal. The fear of potential repercussions can cast a shadow over your professional life, making it daunting to address such issues. Moreover, distinguishing between what constitutes illegal sexual harassment and what doesn’t can be a complex task. If you

Breaking the Silence: Taking a Stand Against Workplace Bullying in South Jersey

Workplace bullying and intimidation can derail careers and lead to a toxic environment at work. While this type of conduct can make the working environment unbearable and lead to higher turnover rates and reduced productivity, some employers do nothing to end it. Workplace bullying is not illegal in many cases. However, there are certain situations