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Employment Attorneys in Gloucester City, NJ

If your employer has engaged in behavior that you believe is discriminatory, you may have legal rights. Schedule an appointment with our employment and anti-discrimination lawyers today. We can analyze your case and help you to understand your legal options. If we agree to accept representation, we will assist you with gathering the supporting evidence that you might need to submit with your discrimination charge and walk you through all of the steps involved with the process. If you are given the right to file a lawsuit, we can file a formal civil complaint on your behalf in state or federal court.

Employment Attorneys In Gloucester City, NJ

In Gloucester City, New Jersey, employers are required to pay their non-exempt, statutory employees at least the minimum wage for each hour that they work. If a worker works more than 40 hours during a workweek, he or she must also receive overtime pay for each hour above 40 at a rate of one-and-one-half times his or her normal hourly rate. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law establish the wage and hour rights of employees in the state. If you believe that your employer has violated these laws, the attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to understand your rights and work to help you to recover all of the money that you are owed.

The FLSA applies to workers in every state. Some states, like New Jersey, have state laws that offer broader protection to workers. While the FLSA mandates a federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, the New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law mandates a minimum wage of at least $11 per hour in 2020 with an annual $1 increase each year until it reaches $15 per hour in 2024. Since the state’s law provides more protection to workers, New Jersey employers must pay their workers the higher state minimum wage.

Under these laws, non-exempt employees must also be paid overtime compensation for any hours that they work above 40 in a workweek. To try to get around the state and federal wage and hour laws, employers sometimes try to misclassify workers as exempt or as independent contractors. Our attorneys know how to identify misclassification schemes and can help you to recover what you are owed.

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Discrimination and Harassment Attorneys In Gloucester City, NJ

In Gloucester, New Jersey, employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their protected characteristics. Laws at both the state and federal levels make this type of employment discrimination illegal. However, many employers still engage in unlawful discrimination at their workplaces. Employment discrimination is unlawful when it is based on protected characteristics, the employer’s perception that a worker is a member of a protected group, or the employee’s association with a member of a protected group. If this type of illegal discrimination has occurred at your job, the anti-discrimination and employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to understand your rights under the state or federal laws and help you to assert them.

Anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination during any aspect of employment, including advertising, interviewing, hiring decisions, establishing salaries, giving raises, offering benefits, demoting workers, and terminating workers. Workplace discrimination is unlawful when employers engage in it based on the following types of characteristics:

  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Medical condition
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Genetic information
  • Age

There are numerous federal anti-discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination based on a broad variety of different protected characteristics. In New Jersey, workers in Gloucester City are also protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the Supreme Court of the United States also made clear that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is also illegal under the prohibitions against sex discrimination under Title VII.

 

 

Whistleblower Attorneys In Gloucester City, NJ

When whistleblowers blow the whistle in Gloucester City, New Jersey, they may be protected under state or federal laws. There are many whistleblower statutes, making it important for you to understand the specific law under which your action might fall so that you file a whistleblower complaint correctly. Whistleblower lawsuits are generally filed when employees have inside knowledge about their employers’ extensive fraud against the government or other widespread illegal conduct. When whistleblower lawsuits are filed correctly, the employees are also protected against retaliation based on engaging in protected activities. If you have non-public information about your employer’s illegal conduct or have suffered retaliation for blowing the whistle, our attorneys might be able to help.

Our attorneys focus on employment law matters and have an in-depth knowledge of the rules and laws with which employers must comply. If you think that your employer’s actions are illegal, call us today to request a consultation at (856) 685-7420.

 

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1101 Kings Hwy N
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