Is Not Paying Overtime Illegal?

Not paying overtime is illegal in most cases. Federal law dictates that all hourly, also known as non-exempt, employees be paid overtime for hours they work over 40 in a given week. It is important to note that working more than eight hours a day does not constitute overtime. Overtime kicks in when an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime rate is 1.5 times the employee’s regular pay rate. Therefore, an hourly employee making $20 an[…] Read More

Is Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Driving Women Away from Science Careers?

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that 20 to 50 percent of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience sexual harassment. This sexual harassment often has long-lasting effects on the STEM workforce, including driving women away from careers in science. Sexual harassment also has long-term negative effects on both an individual and their workplace, including creating a hostile work environment. Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to contact an experienced employment lawyer for[…] Read More

Do Employers Have to Provide Religious Accommodations?

Whether working from home or in a traditional office setting, employers must provide certain religious accommodations. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandates that an employee’s request be honored with reasonable accommodations, providing they do not cause undue hardship, or more than a minimal burden, on business operations. This pairs with the prohibition that employers cannot exclude candidates or terminate employees on the basis or religion. These accommodations cover a variety of concerns, from clothing to time[…] Read More

What is Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination and harassment are unfortunately common. However, that does not mean that it is acceptable. Harassment has a significant and lasting impact on victims and can negatively affect the work environment. Harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct due to one’s race, skin color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, genetic information, or disability. Workplace conduct may be upsetting or offensive but does not always fall under harassment laws. These workplace behaviors become unlawful in situations in which enduring the[…] Read More

Leo B. Dubler Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Leo B. Dubler of The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC has been selected to this year’s New Jersey Super Lawyers List. As a qualified litigation attorney, Leo has over 20 years of experience in personal injury, labor law, and employment law. With his strong educational background and proficiency, he has been selected to Super Lawyers from 2012 to 2015, and each consecutive year since 2017. Super Lawyers uses an extensive selection process, which includes peer reviews, nominations,[…] Read More