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Employment Attorneys in Blackwood, NJ

Workers in Blackwood, New Jersey who encounter unlawful workplace conduct can be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. People need their jobs so that they can pay for their lifestyles and support their families. If your employer engages in illegal labor practices, there might be multiple legal remedies available to you. The discrimination and employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler are available to fight for your rights as a worker when unlawful workplace conduct occurs.

Attorneys Justin Swidler and Richard Swartz have substantial experience fighting for the rights of workers across industries in class-action lawsuits. This has helped us to build a deep knowledge base about the regulations and laws that apply to many different types of jobs. Our experience, litigation skills, and knowledge has allowed us to build a highly successful record for our clients in their employment law matters.

We are dedicated to helping our clients to protect their rights as employees. We work hard to hold employers liable when they have engaged in wrongful conduct. No matter what obstacles we might encounter, we persevere when we fight for our clients to help their claims succeed. Our work ethic and legal acumen have helped our clients to receive the remedies that they deserve. We are prepared to discuss your case at any time, and we prioritize keeping good communication with our clients.

Employment Attorneys in Blackwood, NJ

Statutory employees in New Jersey must be paid at least $11 or more per hour. This is New Jersey’s state minimum wage. If you are a non-exempt, statutory employee who works more than 40 hours during a workweek, your employer must also pay you overtime for every hour above 40 that you work. The overtime pay that you must be paid is 1.5 times your normal hourly rate. If you have not received the minimum wage or the overtime pay that you deserve, our attorneys might be able to help you to recover the compensation that you deserve.

Both the New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act offer wage and hour protections to employees. While the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, New Jersey workers must receive the state’s minimum wage of $11 per hour since it is higher. If you are not an exempt worker, you must also be paid overtime pay for any hours that you work above 40 during a week. To get around these laws, some employers purposely misclassify workers as independent contractors or exempt employees. If this happens at your job, you should talk to one of our experienced wage and hour lawyers for help.

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Discrimination and Harassment Attorneys in Brooklawn, NJ

While most workers work at will in New Jersey, employers are still prohibited from terminating workers or taking other types of adverse actions against them based on their protected characteristics. Workplace discrimination can cause substantial harm to victims and can destroy morale. While it is illegal to discriminate against workers and applicants based on their protected characteristics, some companies still engage in discriminatory practices. The employment discrimination attorneys at Swartz Swidler understand the difficulties that people face when they are the victims of illegal discrimination at their jobs.

Your employer cannot discriminate against you because of your membership in a protected group. When you file a discrimination charge, you might enjoy multiple types of relief.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids workplace discrimination based on the following worker characteristics:

  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Creed
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Color

If you have faced discrimination based on any of these protected characteristics, you might recover compensation for your lost wages, legal expenses, and emotional distress. If your employer’s actions were outrageous, you might also be able to recover punitive damages. Because of the fact that Title VII claims have strict deadlines after the discriminatory act, you should contact our office immediately for help.

 

In addition to Title VII, there are many other federal and state laws that prohibit other forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on any of the following:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Genetic information
  • Gender identity

We believe that people who have faced workplace discrimination based on their protected characteristics deserve to recover damages and to be made whole. Like other forms of discrimination, workplace harassment is also illegal. To be actionable, harassment must be severe and pervasive enough to make your workplace unbearable so that you have trouble performing your job. Harassment can also take the form of quid pro quo conduct in which you are expected to provide sexual favors in exchange for job benefits or to avoid negative job actions. If you are the victim of either type of harassment, contact us to learn about what you might be able to do to stop it from happening.

Whistleblower Attorneys in Blackwood, NJ

Fraud against the government is very common, and many instances of fraud go undetected. Because of the difficulty posed to the government to identify fraud and abuse, several whistleblower statutes have been enacted. These laws give private citizens who have non-public information about fraud against the government the right to file lawsuits against the perpetrators. If they are successful, the government will reward the whistleblowers with 10% to 30% of the total recovered amount.

Because of the important role that whistleblowers play, the whistleblower laws also include provisions that prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who blow the whistle or participate in a government investigation of their employers. If you have discovered that your employer has engaged in a massive fraud against the government or have been retaliated against for reporting your employer’s illegal activities, Swartz Swidler is available to help.

Our attorneys represent people who are facing a large variety of employment disputes. If you are facing any of these types of issues at your job, call us today to schedule a free consultation at 856.685.7420.

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Cherry Hill Headquarters

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Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

Philadelphia Satellite Office

123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733