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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

Can I Be Fired Without Warning?

Being fired from a job can be stressful, problematic, and even traumatic for some. Although employers can be within their rights to terminate an employee for legitimate reasons, oftentimes they let employees go without warning or a clear explanation. Do employees have any recourse in these situations? It depends on the situation. Factors, such as » Read More

New Jersey Aims to Stop Employee Misclassification

New Jersey is addressing a troubling workplace trend that has emerged in recent years in which employees doing full-time work are misclassified by employers who aim to avoid costly obligations, such as overtime pay requirements and benefits. The unfair practice of assigning a steady full-time worker as an independent contractor cheats the worker out of » Read More

How Will the New Jersey Minimum Wage Hike Impact Me?

New Jersey has put into effect two laws that could impact your employment in a big way. The Governor and legislative leaders announced that they would be increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 for many employees. The law increasing New Jersey employees’ minimum wage from $8.85 per hour to $10 » Read More

What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

The Latin phrase, quid pro quo, is used to indicate a transaction. As a law term, a quid pro quo transaction has a problematic element. When that transaction involves an inappropriate sexual component, such as when a supervisor dangles a promotion as an incentive to perform sexual acts or threatens a subordinate’s job security over » Read More

How Can I Deal with Workplace Retaliation?

Dealing with the aftermath of filing a discrimination charge can be as stressful as being discriminated against in the first place. Many individuals filing discrimination complaints face retaliatory actions by their employers, including termination of employment, transfers to less desirable positions, poor performance evaluations, denials of promotions or raises, exclusion from team meetings, and demotion. » Read More

Muslim Workers Allege Unfair Treatment by Amazon

It sometimes seems as if branded companies rarely get bad press or make errors in the way they treat personnel. However, even Amazon, one of the biggest employers in the world, can be accused of creating a hostile work environment, fostering discrimination, and enabling retaliation. In fact, three female employees of Muslim Somali heritage have » Read More

Can My Medical Marijuana Use Cause Me to Lose My Job?

Whether medical cannabis use results in job termination depends on state laws. A recent New Jersey appellate court decision stops employers from firing employees who use medical cannabis when not at work. The ruling will affect employers’ enforcement of zero tolerance drug policies regarding cannabis. New Jersey is not the only state permitting medical cannabis » Read More

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Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

August 15, 2019
Most people spend a significant amount of their lives in the workplace. When a work setting is hosti..

What Should I Expect During a Personal Injury Deposition?

August 14, 2019
A personal injury deposition is part of your lawsuit. During the deposition, at which your lawyer an..