Mount Laurel Employment Law

Is There a Difference Between FMLA and NJFLA?

The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) are laws that provide protection to employees who need to take unpaid family leave without fear of losing their jobs. There are certain requirements for eligibility under both the federal and state laws. Eligible employees who have been unfairly denied… Read More


New Jersey Wage Theft Act

New Jersey recently amended its wage and hour laws to include increased protections for employees under the new Wage Theft Act. The law increases employer penalties for wage and hour violations, extends the statute of limitations for filing wage and hour claims, and offers enhanced protection from retaliation against employees who file wage and hour… Read More


Denying Paid Leave for Religious Holidays

For some individuals, practicing their religious faith can cause conflicts with their work schedule. To observe certain religious holidays or a weekly Sabbath day, a worker may need to request a day off from work or otherwise modify their work schedule. Some employees are denied paid leave in these circumstances. Reasonable Accommodations Both federal and… Read More


Confidentiality and NJ Sexual Harassment Settlements

When Governor Murphy signed Bill S121, the main purpose was to modify settlement agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that were part of employment contracts. It bans them from concealing the details of sexual harassment and discrimination claims, along with incidences of retaliation against employees for making them. The bill was signed on March 19, about… Read More


Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

Many individuals living with a disability are unaware of their right to request an accommodation at their workplace under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or state laws including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). Under these laws, employees with disabilities can request assistance or changes to allow them to meet the requirements… Read More


Can I Take Family Leave in New Jersey?

As of June 30, 2019, more employees are eligible for leave under New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (NJFLA), which offers certain benefits beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Previously, only employers with 50 or more employees had to comply with the NJFLA. Now, the NJFLA applies to those employing at least 30… Read More


I Am A Whistleblower. Am I Protected?

A whistleblower is someone who reports the illegal activities of his or her employer. Because employers have a vested interest in not being prosecuted, whistleblowers are at risk of being retaliated against for coming forward. Fortunately, laws exist to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the form of demotion, firing, or harassment by their employers. The… Read More


NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Last February, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase will happen gradually over the next five years. The state legislature will gradually take New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour for most workers by 2024. Additionally, the state’s current pay floor of… Read More


LGBTQ Protection at the Workplace

In a perfect world, everyone would be treated fairly, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Although federal law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or potential employees based on gender, race, religious beliefs, and other characteristics, laws regarding LGBTQ discrimination are left to each individual state. While LGBTQ workers in New… Read More


Can I Be Fired on my Day Off?

No one plans on getting fired on their day off, but it does happen and can take you by surprise when it does. If you have been fired on a day where you were not on the clock, you may be wondering if you have been wrongfully terminated and what your options are. Unless you… Read More


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