Month: July 2019

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