Recently, the New Jersey State Appellate Division issued a victory for employees who report wrongdoing in the workplace. In the matter of Dukin v. Mount Olive Township Board of Education, the Court reversed a lower court…more
The twenty-first century continues to usher in new and increasingly-powerful technology. This technology is both a blessing and a curse in the employment arena. Sophisticated monitoring software and hardware allow businesses to…more
Qualified employers must provide health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 or face a fine beginning January 2015. As employers actively attempt to minimize the costs that they will incur,…more
The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act-Home Improvement Contractors Beware
You might care less or even think ridiculous the recent lawsuit filed by two New Jersey men against the Subway Corporation for Consumer Fraud because the…more
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LAW; MAKING THE NEWS.
By: Michelle J. Douglass, Esq.
May 9, 2013
There is no doubt about it, social media is here to stay and I like it that way. Social media has many uses and benefits. One of the most…more
Want to know how to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits? The key to winning a legitimate SSDI claim is preparation, organization and perseverance…more
Blowing the Whistle on Legal Activity? New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider the Reaches of CEPA’s Retaliation Protection
The State Supreme Court is scheduled to hear argument on whether New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee…more
The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The DCR is the Division on Civil Rights. Both are government agencies designed to address discrimination in the workplace and in public accommodations. The EEOC is a…more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires unpaid leaves of absence for employees who have a serious health condition or need to care for family members who have a
serious health condition. An employer must have 50 or…more
Employees have long awaited direction from the Supreme Court on what constitutes an ?adverse employment action? in the retaliation context especially given the disagreement among the lower courts on this topic.
In an effort to help bring an end to the Great Depression by generating jobs, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (?FLSA?), 29 U.S.C. §201 et seq. The FLSA?s stated purposes are, in essence, to prevent the…more
We are here to review the important principles of professional conduct and ethical considerations as it applies to paralegals and legal assistants.
I will concentrate on the following points: First, I will discuss the…more
When an employment case is successfully litigated, there is at least the prospect of a
separate award of attorneys? fees and litigation expenses. Such separate awards, which are based by law on hourly fees, can sometimes vastly…more
More trial lawyers are receiving inquiries concerning possible employment discrimination.
Many trial lawyers who have focused their practice on more traditional personal injury cases in the past are finding satisfaction in…more
Q. I was fired unfairly for no good reason or "wrongfully" terminated. Do I have a legal claim?
Q. My employer is discriminating against me. Is that illegal?
Q. My supervisor is harassing me. Does this harassment violate the…more
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