When Are Employees Entitled To FMLA Leave Related To Coronavirus?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees who work for employers that are covered by the law can take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to care for their serious health conditions or the health conditions of their family members. This leave is unpaid, but the workers’ jobs

Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know

On March 18, Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill to help Americans as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple provisions in this law provide protections for workers. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler believe that people should understand this bill and the changes it could make. A detailed list of the

Suing for emotional distress at work

Many people experience stress in their jobs. When workers are forced to deal with regular work-related stress as well as a coworker’s outrageous behavior, the stress that they experience may be overwhelming. If you have asked your manager for help with dealing with your coworker’s poor behavior, your manager might not follow through or take

Can I sue my employer for unfair treatment?

Dealing with unfair treatment at work can be difficult for most people. Watching coworkers who have less experience gain promotions while you remain in the same job or always being assigned to work undesirable shifts can be frustrating. While being treated unfairly at work can demoralize people, unfair treatment is not always grounds for a

Can I Sue for Employee Favoritism?

Favoritism in the workplace can be frustrating for other employees. This occurs when supervisors base job benefits based on who they favor instead of on who is performing the best job for the business. Companies that allow favoritism in the workplace often have low morale and high turnover. Favoritism harms productivity and performance and can

Do Employees Have Any Protections From Being Laid Off?

Do Employees Have Any Protections From Being Laid Off?

Employers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. have significant leeway in how they conduct layoffs. However, some employer actions can make layoffs illegal. For example, employers cannot decide who to include in a layoff based on their protected characteristics, including race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age if over 40.

What Are the Different Types of Separation from Employment?

What Are the Different Types of Separation from Employment?

People separate from their jobs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania all of the time. Separating from employment can occur in several ways. Some employment separations are forced by the employer while others are voluntary. How you separated from your job is important because it might determine whether you receive severance pay and unemployment compensation. Understanding

can i get paid for snow days

Can I Get Paid for Snow Days?

Companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are sometimes forced to close for a day or more because of snow. Workers are likewise sometimes unable to make it into work at companies that remain open because of snow. When workers are forced to remain home because of businesses remaining closed because of snow or when they

Can a Company Fire You Without Notice?

Can a Company Fire You Without Notice?

Being fired from your job without notice or a reason can be devastating. While job terminations can be traumatic for workers, employers generally have the legal right to fire their employees. Employers are not able to fire workers for unlawful reasons or in violation of a contract, however. If you have been terminated, the employment