How Do I File an Unemployment Appeal

How Do I File an Unemployment Appeal?

When you lose your job and file a claim for benefits from your state’s unemployment compensation fund, the unemployment agency will review your claim and discuss it with your former employer. The agency may also interview you in person or over the phone. After the unemployment agency completes the review, it will either grant your

What Is National Origin Discrimination?

Some workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are discriminated against by their coworkers because of their national origins. Under federal and state law, national origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Despite the legal prohibitions, this type of discrimination continues to be a problem at many companies. If you have been the victim of discrimination

What Is Gender Identity Discrimination

What Is Gender Identity Discrimination?

Your gender identity is the gender with which you identify. It may be different from your anatomical or assigned gender from your birth. There is not a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has interpreted the federal prohibition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on

Can an Employer Can Fire You By Phone or Email?

If you are terminated from your job, it can be difficult to deal with and to understand. You might struggle with being fired despite knowing that your job might be in trouble. It can be even more painful if your boss fires you in an impersonal manner such as over the telephone. While it would

What is a 12-month period under FMLA

What is a 12-month period under FMLA?

If you work for a company that has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius, you may be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. If you have worked for your employer for a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12 months before the date that you need to take

What Are Common Wage Violations In New Jersey?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most workers in the U.S. are entitled to receive the federal minimum wage, which is currently set at $7.25 per hour. They are also entitled to receive overtime pay of time and one-half for each hour that is worked during a workweek beyond 40 hours. The law defines work

What Does a Civil Attorney Do?

If you are like many other people, you might not have much experience with the court system. While you might understand what a criminal lawyer does, you may be less aware of what a civil attorney does. Civil attorneys are commonly called litigators. These are attorneys that are hired by people to defend against or

Do You have an Overtime Case

Do You Have an Overtime Case?

Since the 1930s, most U.S. employers have been required to pay their eligible employees that work more than 40 hours in a week overtime pay. This law was originally passed so that work would be spread among more people so that the unemployment rolls could be reduced. Today, overtime pay is no longer viewed as

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave: Everything You Need To Know While Pregnant In NJ

Parents and expectant mothers in New Jersey are able to take unpaid leave from work under the federal Family Medical Leave Act or the New Jersey parental leave law. Expectant mothers are also protected under state and federal laws that prohibit pregnancy-based discrimination. New Jersey is also a state that has a paid leave program