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

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

What Accommodations Does My New Jersey Employer Have to Make?

Everyone is just one accident or illness away from a disability. When a worker has a physical or mental disability, certain accommodations may prove necessary for that person to fulfill the essential functions associated with that position. If such accommodations are not forthcoming after a request to the employer by the employee, the latter may have grounds for a disability discrimination claim. Disability Under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, it is[…] Read More