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
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,
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.
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
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,
Some workers who are dismissed from their jobs receive payments in lieu of notice. These are payments that are made by an employer that is higher than the typical wages an employee receives when terminating an employee instead of going through a formal termination process. These wages are a substitute for any wages the employer
Several state and federal laws protect workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, many workers are unaware of the employment rights that they have and might not recognize when their employers violate them. Workers should understand their rights so that they can protect themselves in the workplace. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler can
Workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own have a few protections under state and federal law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While employees have a right to file for unemployment insurance benefits, certain groups of employees have additional protection under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. This law mandates that
Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are hesitant to serve on juries because of the potential loss of pay. However, jury service is crucial for the democratic and judicial processes in the U.S. Without juries, the legal system would falter. Employers and employees both must make sacrifices when workers are selected for jury service.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1938. While this law was passed more than 80 years ago, it is still among the most important laws in the U.S. Before the FLSA, the U.S. did not have national standards for such things as minimum wage, child labor,