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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 10 months after it passed in the Senate. These agreements have been used to prevent accusers from making public their harasser’s names and settlement amounts.[…] 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 of their job. Understanding the right to make reasonable accommodations is essential for any individual with a disability seeking employment. Types of Reasonable Accommodations When[…] 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 workers during each working day in the “20 or more calendar workweeks in the then current or immediately preceding calendar year.” New Jersey Family Medical[…] 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 Mount Laurel employment lawyers at The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC are dedicated to fighting for justice and protecting the rights of[…] 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 $8.85 was raised by $1.15 an hour to $10 per hour on July 1. The next hike is planned for January 1st, when it will[…] Read More