Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one....more
On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (the “SAFE Act”) into law. The SAFE Act makes New Jersey amongst a handful of states to now provide unpaid leave for...more
New Jersey grants the right to take leave from work to victims of domestic violence and their family members.
On July 17, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act...more
Attempting to change deeply rooted social attitudes and behaviors through the legal system is never simple. There was a time when victims of domestic abuse, usually women, were blamed for causing the violence. ...more
A human trafficking story in Guildford County recently came to light after deputies from the Guildford County Sheriff’s Office, following a lead, discovered a female being held in a house against her will. The 16-year-old...more
I hope you all had a terrific Fourth of July! I also hope that you were not a victim of domestic violence over a long, hot holiday weekend....more
In a Dear Colleague letter issued last week to chief state school officers, the U.S. Department of Education called for immediate action to reduce gender-based violence in schools. The letter is short and sets forth only a...more