Swartz Swidler Prevails in Appellate Court Matter Dealing With Applicability of Dispute Resolution Provision of Employment Contract

Swartz Swidler recently prevailed in an appellate court matter dealing with the applicability of a dispute resolution provision of an employment contract. Swartz Swidler represents Dr. Forrest Anthony, the former vice president and chief medical officer for Eleison Pharmaceuticals, LLC. in Bordentown, New Jersey. In February 2012 the parties entered into an employment agreement. In

UPDATE IN WERNER!! – Court Holds Werner Violated the Law.

Court sides with drivers, holds that Werner violated the law. As many of you know, we have been, and continue to, fight very hard for all drivers of Werner. Since 2011, we have been litigating ​Petrone v. Werner Enterprises. For years, we have worked to convince the courts (and Werner) that Werner fails to pay

The Seventh Circuit holds that FedEx Delivery Drivers are employees, and not independent contractors, of FedEx.

The ruling from the Seventh Circuit has strong implications for drivers working across the United States who have been classified as “independent contractors” and forced to pay for fuel, lease payments, insurance, and other business expenses relating to their work. On July 8th, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit adopted the

Supreme Court Upholds Determination that Loan Officers Were Entitled to Overtime

Mortgage loan officers might be now entitled to a 40-hour work week and overtime pay, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Labor acted within its authority when it reclassified loan officers as non-exempt employees who are eligible for overtime. The ruling stems from a 2010 decision by the Department of Labor to reclassify loan officers.

Truck Drivers Reach Settlement For Violations of Minimum Wage and Overtime

The United States District Court District of New Jersey preliminarily approved a settlement to pay for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. TRENTON, NJ: The settlement resolves a lawsuit that was filed back in 2013 over whether

New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage

What is the New Jersey Minimum Wage? On January 1, 2015, New Jersey’s minimum wage rose from $8.25 to $8.38 which represents an increase of 1.59. This annual adjustment of 13 cents was approved to counteract the rate of inflation, which was increasing the cost of living in the state as the wage stayed the

Federal Court Holds Sleeper Berth Time is Compensable Work Time

NEWARK, NJ: On September 30, 2014, the United States District Court District of New Jersey ordered judgment against the New Jersey based trucking company, Jasmin International Corporation and its owner for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. The plaintiff truck drivers were represented by Swartz Swidler, LLC, an employment law firm based in Cherry Hill, NJ which is litigating nearly a dozen wage and hour matters against trucking companies nationwide.

New Jersey Voters Stand Behind Workers and Raise Minimum Wage

On November 4th New Jersey residents voted in favor of raising the state minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. Voters overwhelmingly supported the raise, which additionally amends the state Constitution to adjust the minimum wage in tandem with the rise of inflation.

The results of the public ballot will amend Article I of the New Jersey State Constitution. The amendment begins by stating its intentions rather triumphantly: