What is Front Pay?

Losing your job can be devastating. While employers may fire employees for nearly any reason and at any time, they are not allowed to terminate workers for a prohibited purpose such as discrimination. If your employer wrongfully fired you, you may have legal rights to recover damages. Among the damages that you might be able

What Is The IRS Whistleblower Program?

The IRS has a tax whistleblower reward program to incentivize reporting of tax fraud and tax evasion. Through the program, whistleblowers may be able to recover rewards of a percentage of the total amount that the IRS recovers as a result of their reports. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler are able to assist whistleblowers who

What Is the EEOC

What Is the EEOC?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics, including race, religion, national origin, color, and gender. The law also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is the federal agency which is tasked with interpreting and enforcing the laws that prohibit discrimination. The attorneys at

What Is Reasonable Accommodation?

Employers that are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act must provide reasonable accommodations to workers who have disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are modifications to the work environment that allow the worker to perform his or her job. Workers are required to demonstrate that they have a mental or physical disability that causes a substantial impairment

How Overtime Pay is Calculated

In New Jersey, workers who are considered to be non-exempt employees are entitled to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a work week. Not all employees are entitled to receive overtime, however. For employees who are entitled to overtime pay, the amount that they must be paid will be calculated