How To Prove Racial Discrimination In The Workplace

While there are federal and state laws that prohibit racial discrimination in the workplace, it continues to be a problem in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. People continue to be denied jobs, promotions, and other workplace benefits based on their races. Racial discrimination has been prohibited under federal law since the passage of Title VII of

List of U.S. Federal Employment and Labor Laws

More than 180 federal laws that govern workplace activities are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor. These laws cover approximately 10 million companies and 125 million employees. Among the many laws, certain of the federal employment laws are important for workers. These laws regulate wages, discrimination, hiring, salary, hours, benefits, employee and applicant testing,

What to Do When an Employer Contests Unemployment Benefits

If you have lost your job and file a claim for unemployment benefits, it can be highly disconcerting when your employer disputes your claim. When an employer contests a claim for unemployment benefits, it normally indicates that the company does not believe that the claimant is eligible for the benefits. Your employer might dispute your

What Are U.S. Employment Discrimination Laws?

Employees have many basic protections afforded to them the virtue of federal, state, and local laws. One of these protections to employees against unlawful discrimination in the United States comes from the U.S. employment discrimination laws and regulations at the federal and state level. Overview of Employment Discrimination Laws in the U.S. Generally speaking, under

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

In the U.S., freedom of religion is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It is a fundamental right that informed the foundation of the nation. Many early settlers fled Europe for North America to escape religious persecution, and the founders believed that protecting the freedom of religion was essential. When Title VII

Do Labor Laws Protect Employee Posts on Social Media?

Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have likely read or heard about people who have been fired because of their comments or posts on social media sites. The vast majority of working-age adults have social media pages on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. Modern employers do not have much trouble finding their

What are basic employee rights?

Workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania enjoy certain basic employment rights. The employment laws cover the obligations and rights that exist within the relationship between the employer and an employee and include both current and former employees and job applicants. Many employment law disputes relate to employee regulations and rights. Because employment relationships are complex,

Can you be fired for a blog?

Can you be fired for a blog?

People who live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania enjoy the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, limitations on your free speech rights in employment settings exist. The First Amendment’s protections are primarily meant to protect you against government censorship of your speech.

Employment Law: How Does Overtime Compensation Typically Work?

Employment Law: How Does Overtime Compensation Typically Work?

In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, most employers are required to pay overtime compensation to non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a week. Overtime pay is calculated as half of a worker’s usual hourly rate. This means that workers who work more than 40 hours per week must be paid one-and-one-half times their

What Are the Types of Employment?

In today’s job market, there are multiple types of worker classifications. Understanding the various types of employment is important to determine whether you have been properly classified. Businesses might have several different types of workers working together. Companies use different employment types to respond to economic and productivity changes. However, if companies misclassify their workers,