Why Workplace Discrimination Laws Are Needed

Since the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many additional anti-discrimination laws have been enacted at both the state and federal levels. Among other things, the state and federal discrimination laws prohibit discrimination against applicants and employees based on their protected characteristics. Without workplace discrimination laws, employers would be allowed

4 Signs Your Employer May Be Breaking Employment Laws

4 Signs Your Employer May Be Breaking Employment Laws

In the U.S. and New Jersey, multiple laws cover the employer-employee relationship. Employers must follow the laws that apply to them, and when they violate these laws and the rights of their employees, they may be liable and have to pay damages. Violations of certain employment laws might also result in steep fines and penalties,

What Are the Five Major Employee Rights in the Workplace?

What Are the Five Major Employee Rights in the Workplace?

While most people know that employees have rights, many are not aware of what they are. There is a knowledge gap between the rights employees have under state and federal law and what they understand that they have. Applicants and employees need to understand their rights so that they can protect them. Here is some

What Is a Labor Lawyer?

What Is a Labor Lawyer?

Workers in New Jersey and across the U.S. are protected under labor laws. Labor laws cover the employer-employee relationship when employees organize or unionize to collectively negotiate the terms of their employment. Labor laws are types of employment laws, and labor attorneys represent employees, unions, or employers during and after the collective bargaining process. Here

What Is The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)?

One federal law that protects employee rights in the workplace that is relatively unknown by most workers is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act or GINA. This law was enacted in 2008 and signed into law by former President George W. Bush. It protects employees against genetic discrimination in employment and in their health insurance. Under

What Is Labor Litigation?

Employment and labor law covers a broad range of laws and regulations affecting the relationships between employers and employees. Major areas covered by these laws include labor disputes, labor-management relations, labor litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, unfair competition, wage and hour litigation, and more. Employees who are dealing with any employment or labor law issue

Differences Between Unfair vs. Illegal Workplace Actions

Employees are sometimes subjected to poor treatment at their jobs. While these types of treatment might be unfair, they are not always illegal. Employment law claims can be complex because of the subtleties that might be involved. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine whether adverse action was simply unfair or whether the

Examples of Discriminatory Company Policies

Most people think about the abusive treatment of employees at work when they consider the meaning of illegal discrimination. While the discriminatory treatment of members of protected classes in the workplace is both personal and noticeable, workplace discrimination can also be institutionalized and be exercised through the company’s policies. Company policies that have a disparate

8 Signs Discrimination Might Be Occurring at Your Job

Discrimination in the workplace is not always easy to identify. You might wonder whether you or your co-workers are experiencing workplace discrimination or whether the treatment is simply unfair but legal. Even subtle forms of workplace discrimination can be upsetting and can have negative impacts on your well-being, mental health, and career. It is important

What Is Covered Under Employment Laws?

There are well over 100 federal employment laws that govern the employer-employee relationship and employee rights. These laws are in place to protect the safety of employees, ensure they are paid fairly, protect workers from illegal discrimination, and establish and protect other important rights within the workplace. Because of the large number of employment laws,