How Long Must I Be Employed Before Being Eligible For Unemployment

How Many Sexual Harassment Cases Are Filed Each Year?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. employers were forced to pay $68.2 million to resolve sexual harassment claims during the fiscal year 2019. This amount was more than $10 million higher than the previous record and demonstrates that sexual harassment continues to be a real problem in workplaces across the nation. The EEOC’s

What Should Employees Do If They Feel Sexually Harassed?

What Should Employees Do If They Feel Sexually Harassed?

Sexual harassment affects millions of workers in the U.S. While sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, it continues to happen. Sexual harassment claims are difficult to prove, and many victims are afraid to report what is happening to them out of fear of retaliation. Both men and women can be victims of workplace sexual

PPE FAQs: What Are Your Rights in the Workplace?

Working during a pandemic can be scary. You might be rightly worried about possible workplace exposure and wonder about how to protect yourself. Millions of people in the U.S. wonder whether they have the right to wear personal protective equipment at their jobs. Many others wonder whether they have the right to stay at home

How to Document Sexual Harassment

How to Document Sexual Harassment

If someone at your job is sexually harassing you, you may be entitled to recover damages by filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, if you do not properly document the harassment you have faced, succeeding with your claim might be difficult. In many cases, employees fail to properly document and

Getting Paid for Unused Sick or Vacation Leave If You’re Fired

Being terminated from your job can be overwhelming. When you are fired and your employer refuses to pay you for your unused vacation and sick time, you might wonder whether you have the right to recover compensation for these benefits. While employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are not required to pay your unpaid vacation

What Happens if a Whistleblower Is Wrong?

What Happens if a Whistleblower Is Wrong?

Occasionally, a whistleblower will disclose information about allegedly illegal or unethical conduct by their employers against the public or the government. After an investigation by the appropriate government agency, a violation is not found. When whistleblowers report their employers for conduct that they thought was illegal, but no violations are found, they might worry about

Age Discrimination and Covid-19: What You Need to Know

Age Discrimination and Covid-19: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in the U.S. Despite this, the country continues to reopen even though there is a quickly increasing number of infections and deaths. Many people in the U.S. also continue to resist the calls to wear masks and to practice social distancing. Because of the current environment, some employers are

Taking FMLA Leave To Treat Depression: What You Need To Know

Rates of depression have increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19, however, mental health issues were an increasing concern in the workplace. Employees may struggle when they need to treat depression. Some people might hesitate before they seek the help that they need. They might also be worried about logistical scheduling

Will My Severance Prevent Me From Collecting Unemployment?

Will My Severance Prevent Me From Collecting Unemployment?

Some workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania receive severance packages when they are laid off from their jobs. If you received a severance package from your former employer, you might wonder whether you will be able to collect unemployment benefits. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler can review your situation and discuss your rights with you.

How Long Must I Be Employed Before Being Eligible For Unemployment

How Long Must I Be Employed Before Being Eligible For Unemployment?

If you have lost your job in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you might be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. To receive benefits, you will need to meet the state’s requirements. All states require applicants for unemployment to have recently worked before they became unemployed. The connection to the workplace is measured by earning minimum amounts