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How Does the IRS Whistleblower Program Work?

It is estimated that tax evasion and fraud cost this country over $450 billion each year, and in 2006, Congress created legislation specific to this issue. They passed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Program under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act, and it provides monetary incentives for people that report those that fail » Read More

Sexual Harassment Claims at Fox News

Sexual harassment claims at Fox News are nothing new. The company had to pay out more than $40 million for past settlements. At the time, Fox was widely criticized for not responding and disrespecting victims of sexual harassment at the company. The latest Fox News employee to make sexual harassment charges against a colleague is » Read More

How Can I Fight Age Discrimination at Work?

In the United States, the law protects workers over the age of 40 from unfair treatment related to their age. That means it is unlawful to not only harass an employee because of their age, but also to discriminate against them as it impacts hiring, firing, raises, promotions, benefits, and any other conditions of employment. » Read More

Is a Part-Time Worker Eligible for FMLA?

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with unpaid time off from work to tend to personal or family medical needs.  Employers with 50 or more employees that have worked for 20 or more consecutive weeks in the current or previous year are mandated to provide FMLA to eligible employees. Fortunately, » Read More

New Jersey Passes Anti-Wage Theft Law

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed the landmark anti-wage theft bill, S1790, into law, which ensures that employees in New Jersey are bringing home exactly what they earned on the job without worrying about wage theft. The signing of S1790 enforces New Jersey’s wage and hour laws and holds employers accountable for any unpaid wages, benefits, » Read More

Can I Be Asked About My Salary History During an Interview?

Job applicants in New Jersey are now protected by law from having to disclose past salary information to a prospective new employer. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed A1094, a state law that bars employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history and using that information to screen potential employees. The law, which will take » Read More

What Should I Do If I Witness Illegal Activity at Work?

A job should be a place for people to hone their talents, not witness colleagues making questionable decisions. However, sometimes employees see or stumble across illegal activity perpetrated by their company, a coworker, or even the boss. At that point, they must make a big decision: Should they blow the whistle or not? The law » Read More

Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

Most people spend a significant amount of their lives in the workplace. When a work setting is hostile, morale suffers, staff are less productive, and turnover is increased. Signs of a well-managed workplace are good communication, fair treatment, and strong human resources procedures in place to address work or interpersonal conflicts. Yet, as any employee » Read More

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Is the Owner of an Illegally Parked Car Liable for My Accident?

October 18, 2019
For any driver, a car accident is a stressful and often serious incident that can result in physical..

Accusation of Hostile Work Environment at Bergen County School

October 17, 2019
With claims of a hostile work environment and discrimination, a math teacher at Cliffside High Schoo..