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Employment Attorneys In Brooklawn, NJ

When people in Brooklawn, New Jersey go to work, they expect that they will be treated fairly and allowed to do their jobs. Unfortunately, some employers are unscrupulous and engage in illegal workplace actions. If your employer has allowed illegal workplace practices to occur, you might have several remedies available to you. The employment and discrimination attorneys at Swartz Swidler are prepared to advocate for you and to help you to protect your employee rights.

Attorneys Richard Swartz and Justin Swidler have represented many people who have faced unlawful labor practices at their jobs. Our experience representing scores of plaintiffs and class members in class-action lawsuits has prepared us to take on a broad variety of employment law claims in many different industries. We know the regulations and laws that cover different types of jobs and companies and how different types of employers are supposed to act. When an employer fails to meet its obligations, we are prepared to fight to hold it accountable for its actions.

Our dedication, focus, and legal abilities have helped us to build a strong track record for our clients. The legal community knows our reputation as fierce advocates for our clients. Employers that have engaged in wrongful conduct should be held liable for their actions. We continue fighting for our clients to help them win their cases. We are always available to discuss our clients’ cases with them whenever questions arise.

Employment Attorneys in Brooklawn, NJ

In New Jersey, the state’s minimum wage is currently set at $11 per hour. This means that all non-exempt, statutory workers must receive at least that amount for every hour they work. If they work more hours than 40 during a week, they must also be paid overtime compensation at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rates. If your employer has not paid you at least the minimum wage or has denied you overtime pay, our lawyers might help you to recover what you are owed.

The New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act protect workers. However, when the state’s law offers more protections, employers are mandated to follow it. This means that employers must pay the higher state minimum wage instead of the federal minimum wage to workers in New Jersey. They must also pay overtime to workers who work more than 40 hours in a week. To get around these laws, some employers try to misclassify workers as exempt employees or independent contractors. If you think that your employer has misclassified you to get out of paying you overtime or minimum wage, contact our law firm for help. We can analyze your job description and duties to see if you have been misclassified. If you have, we can help you to file a claim against your employer.

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Discrimination and Harassment Attorneys in Brooklawn, NJ

A majority of employees in Brooklawn, New Jersey are employed at-will. This means that their employers can fire them at any time and for nearly any reason. However, employers may not terminate employees or take other types of adverse job actions simply because of a discriminatory purpose. Workplace discrimination is illegal when it is based on the protected characteristics of employees. Despite the fact that discrimination at work is unlawful, some companies routinely engage in discriminatory practices. If you are the victim of workplace discrimination, contact the employment discrimination lawyers at Swartz Swidler to learn about your rights.

Employers are forbidden from discriminating against workers based on their protected characteristics. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act lists the following protected characteristics:

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

Several other laws also prohibit workplace discrimination on other types of protected characteristics, including the following:

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

If you prevail in a discrimination claim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your income losses, attorney’s fees, and emotional distress. You might also be entitled to job reinstatement, and your employer might be ordered to pay punitive damages if its behavior was egregious. Because discrimination charges have stringent deadlines, you should contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Our legal team believes that it is important to protect the equal rights of all employees regardless of their protected characteristics. If you were discriminated against at your job because of your membership in a protected group, we are ready to fight for your rights. Workplace harassment is similarly illegal. If you have been the victim of ongoing harassment because of your protected characteristics, we can help you to file a charge and work to hold your employer accountable. All workers deserve to be treated fairly at their jobs and should not face discrimination or harassment because of their protected characteristics.

Whistleblower Attorneys In Brooklawn, NJ

Fraud, waste, and abuse against the government are pervasive problems. However, the government cannot detect every instance of fraud or abuse. Because of this problem, several whistleblower laws have been passed. These laws give the authority to individuals to file lawsuits against the perpetrators on the government’s behalf. If a whistleblower’s lawsuit is successful, he or she will be rewarded with a percentage of the total amount of money that the government is able to recover.

The whistleblower laws also include provisions to protect whistleblowers against retaliation. If your employer has retaliated against you because you reported its illegal conduct, you may have grounds to file a retaliation lawsuit. Our attorneys can help you to file a whistleblower case or a retaliation lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of what happened in your case.

The lawyers at Swartz Swidler handle many different types of employment law matters. No matter what type of problem you might be facing at work, you should contact us to learn about your rights. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 856.685.7420.

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

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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