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Is Weight Discrimination an Issue in the Workplace?

Discrimination of any kind should not be acceptable in the workplace. However, weight discrimination may often be hard to pinpoint. If an employer or co-worker ever manages to go too far, workers need to understand what to do. Weight discrimination could occur at any time, but discrimination based on weight is not illegal in New Jersey. Many workers in America are overweight or obese, and weight discrimination could occur simply because a majority of people in the workplace could be[…] Read More

How can Women Fight Gender Discrimination in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination on the basis of gender is illegal, according to both federal and state statutes. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) bans discrimination in the workplace. In 2018, New Jersey enhanced NJLAD protections by passing the Diane B Allen Equal Pay Act. Yet, women continue to face various forms of discrimination.  For decades, colleges, universities, and higher degree programs have been readying highly qualified men and women for the workplace. Yet, at the highest levels of employment, men[…] Read More

What are the Key Elements of a Solid Employee Contract?

Employment contracts are complex documents. An employee who signs off on the contract may not know the ins and outs of the document, and there are several key components of an employee contract. The following items may seem self-explanatory, but they must be written, adjusted, and executed properly. What are the Terms of Employment? The terms of employment include salary, hourly pay, bonuses, and the length of the contract. A salaried executive or manager likely does not have a timeframe[…] Read More

What are My Rights If I am Terminated?

Workers who have been terminated from their jobs have rights. Most people who lose their jobs believe that they need to move on without pay, live without their insurance, and find another job. Unfortunately, workers often do not understand their rights. New Jersey is an at-will employment state. Employers can terminate employees without cause at any time, and employees can resign at any time without cause or notice. Employees can also leave if they find a new job; this may[…] Read More

What Employment Issues Can Businesses Face When Reopening?

Months have passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the U.S. Employers must carefully balance the need to reopen businesses with regard for employment, anti-discrimination, and occupational safety and health laws. In this challenging time, employment issues may arise. The following shows how employers can protect their employees during this difficult time. Laws Against Discrimination Employers are required to provide a workplace free of discrimination for those in a protected class. In New Jersey, discrimination on the[…] Read More