Can FMLA Be Denied?

Employers that are covered by the FMLA generally can’t deny an eligible employee’s request for leave for a qualifying reason. However, there are certain situations under which an employer can deny FMLA leave. Here is what you need to know from the attorneys at Swartz Swidler. Understanding the FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act

Does FMLA Affect Your Pension?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows certain employees of covered employers to take 12 weeks off from work when they have specific qualifying reasons, including their serious health conditions, the serious health conditions of an immediate family member, or to bond with a new child. This leave is

Moonlighting While on FMLA: Will It Get Me Fired?

If you are eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), your job should be protected if you need to take time off from work from your job with a covered employer as long as you or your family member has a serious health condition. The FMLA entitles eligible employees to

Can You Get Unemployment and Disability at the Same Time?

If you can’t work, you might wonder whether it is possible for you to get unemployment benefits and disability simultaneously. This is rarely possible. However, there are certain situations in which receiving both unemployment and disability benefits might be possible and allowed. Here is what you need to know from the attorneys at Swartz Swidler.

Do I Qualify for FMLA in NJ?

New Jersey employees who suffer from serious medical conditions or injuries might be forced to miss work so that they can address their conditions and recover. In some cases, employees might also have to take off from work to take care of their immediate family members when they are experiencing serious medical problems. When employees

How to Identify Hiring Discrimination

How to Identify Hiring Discrimination

State and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from engaging in discriminatory acts against employees based on their protected characteristics. These laws also prohibit discrimination by employers against applicants. The protection against discrimination is a critical right for applicants and employees. While it is illegal for employers to engage in discrimination against workers based on their

What Does the Dodd-Frank Act Do?

The early 2000s were marked by increased deregulation of the housing and mortgage industries. This helped to create a housing bubble that burst, resulting in millions of foreclosures and the great recession. As a result of the recession and the actions of unscrupulous lenders, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank sponsored a law

What Is Required To Prove Employment Discrimination?

What Is Required To Prove Employment Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination based on your protected characteristics is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and various state laws. While employers are prohibited from engaging in or allowing unlawful discrimination, this type of illegal behavior is still fairly common. Employment discrimination victims have the right to pursue compensation for their losses

What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in NJ?

Being fired from your job can be an incredibly upsetting and difficult experience. While you might feel like your termination was unjustified, that does not mean that it was illegal. However, there are certain situations in which an employer’s adverse employment actions violate the law. Understanding when your termination might be illegal and when it

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