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What Is Employment Law Compliance?

There are many different employment laws that cover businesses of varying sizes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including both state laws and federal laws. While sole proprietors may find complying with employment laws to be fairly straightforward, businesses that have employees must deal with some complex issues. It can be difficult for businesses to manage, hire and fire employees because of the legal complexities that are involved.

If you are a business owner, it is vital that you understand the obligations that you have as a business owner so that you can achieve employment law compliance. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler may help you to understand the responsibilities that you have.

Handling employment law issues

While employment law issues may arise at any time, there are certain points in the employment cycle that require added attention. During the hiring process, employers must be especially careful so that they make certain that they follow the correct procedures for considering candidates and investigating them.

Employers cannot discriminate against applicants on the basis of their protected statuses or violate their reasonable expectations of privacy. Employers must also make certain that they comply with tax categorization rules and hour laws for independent contractors and part-time employees.

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Once an employer has hired an employee, the employers must make certain that the workplace environment is sound. The employees must be appropriately compensated for the hours that they work and the overtime that they are owed. They must be given proper breaks and leave, and the workplace environment must be devoid of discrimination and harassment.

Before firing an employee, employers must make certain that they know the state’s laws to decide whether or not termination grounds are necessary. They must make certain that they have correctly documented any disciplinary that they take against an employee. Employers might want to carefully draft their termination procedures in manuals that they provide to all of their employees.

Relevant employment laws

While each state may have its own employment laws, there are some applicable federal laws that apply in all states. Such laws as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Equal Pay Act apply to employers that have a minimum number of employees in every state. These anti-discrimination laws mandate covered employers to avoid discriminating against applicants and employees that fall within certain categories.

In addition to anti-discrimination laws, there are also laws that mandate the provision of specific benefits to employees. Employers must adhere to certain requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they offer benefit plans. The Family and Medical Leave Act covers certain employers and mandates that eligible employees are given leave to address their urgent medical problems, including the serious health conditions that are suffered by their family members.

Employment laws are complex, and business owners may want to get help from employment lawyers to make certain that they follow all of the laws. Contact the attorneys at Swartz Swidler to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more about the requirements that you have.

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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