What Should I Know About Employer Background Checks?

Background checks are common among employers looking to hire a new employee. However, most applicants may not understand the basics of a background check. They do not know what the employer is checking or how deeply a background check can dig into a job candidate‚Äôs past. There are legal limits to what an employer can check, and they can only use them a certain way to eliminate a candidate from consideration.   What are the Common Types of Background Checks?[…] Read More

What are a Company’s Legal Obligations to Employees Concerning COVID-19?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many workplaces to re-evaluate their overall safety and prioritize the health of their employees. The rapid spread of the virus has led to increased workplace safety rules and the implementation of new legal obligations for employers. Due to the changing laws, many businesses are constantly questioning their legal risk when it comes to their obligation to their employees. Employers are expected to follow pre-existing state and federal worker protection and labor laws, as well as[…] Read More

Is There Still a Gender Pay Gap?

Over the last several decades, the differences in earnings between men and women have caused frustration for many who advocate for fair pay. The issue, which has been prominent since the 1960s, seemed to be mitigated during the 1980s and 1990s when many women earned degrees and work experience that allowed them some measure of advancement in the workplace, increasing pay for many women. However, that progress has since stalled, leaving women stuck making nearly 20 percent less on average[…] Read More

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

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