Taking FMLA Leave To Treat Depression: What You Need To Know

Rates of depression have increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19, however, mental health issues were an increasing concern in the workplace. Employees may struggle when they need to treat depression. Some people might hesitate before they seek the help that they need. They might also be worried about logistical scheduling

Will My Severance Prevent Me From Collecting Unemployment?

Will My Severance Prevent Me From Collecting Unemployment?

Some workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania receive severance packages when they are laid off from their jobs. If you received a severance package from your former employer, you might wonder whether you will be able to collect unemployment benefits. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler can review your situation and discuss your rights with you.

How Long Must I Be Employed Before Being Eligible For Unemployment

How Long Must I Be Employed Before Being Eligible For Unemployment?

If you have lost your job in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you might be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. To receive benefits, you will need to meet the state’s requirements. All states require applicants for unemployment to have recently worked before they became unemployed. The connection to the workplace is measured by earning minimum amounts

Can Fired Employees Collect Unemployment?

If you lose your job in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you might be eligible for unemployment benefits. These benefits are available to people who are temporarily unemployed because of no fault of their own. If you lost your job because of financial reasons, you will qualify as long as you meet the other requirements. However,

Who Is An Exempt Employee?

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), or the Wages and Hours bill, includes employment protection provisions such as overtime pay for employees. However, overtime pay and required minimum wages are provided only to employees that work more than 40 hours in a workweek and that are not an “exempt employee” for purposes of

What Is The Difference Between Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in reaction to the civil rights movements during the 1960s. This law addressed the problem of discrimination in education, public accommodations, housing, and employment. Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 apply to different institutions and offer different protections to people. The attorneys

Who Is Exempt From Title VII?

People who are members of one of the protected classes are protected against workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on their protected statuses in all aspects of the employment relationship. Some of the areas of employment in which violations can

How Common Is Discrimination In The Workplace?

Workplace discrimination based on the protected statuses of workers has been illegal in the U.S. for decades. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their protected statuses or their relationships with members of protected groups. States also have anti-discrimination laws, and some of these laws provide broader protection to workers. If

How Prevalent Is Hiring Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers?

Many LGBTQ people live in states that do not have laws protecting them from discrimination. In 29 states, it is not illegal under state law for an employer to fire a worker based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. While many people assume that they are protected against discrimination based on LGBTQ