What is the NJ Family Leave Act and What is Important to Know?

The New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) requires that employers that are bound by the law grant eligible employees time off from work in regards to the birth or adoption of a child or the serious illness of a parent, child or spouse. The FLA provides up to 12 weeks of leave in a 24-month […]

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How does Sexual Harassment relate to the LAD?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits harassment based on protected characteristics such as race, nationality, and gender. Sexual harassment is no different. The LAD prohibits unwelcome sexual conduct and protects employees who are victimized by the conduct. According to the LAD, there are two types of sexual harassment. There is quid pro quo sexual […]

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Do Employees Have to Notify their Supervisor if Diagnosed with Illness?

We occasionally get calls from New Jersey employees who’ve been diagnosed with a bad disease, something that’s going to cause them a lot of pain, a lot of difficulty, and probably a lot of time off from work. One of the questions that they always ask is whether they should tell their boss, usually because […]

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Company Suddenly Demands a Non-compete Agreement

We get complaints from New Jersey employees every now and then that they’re being faced with a situation where their employer, even if they’ve been working there for a number of years, is suddenly requiring non-compete agreements. They’re being told that if they don’t sign they’ll be fired. They want to know what they can […]

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Collect Unemployment after Being Terminated?

 We get questions from New Jersey employees who have been terminated as to whether they can collect unemployment. The fact of the matter is there really is no one answer to that. It depends a lot on how you were terminated and why. If you were terminated with cause for misconduct at work, you will […]

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Can Someone Collect Unemployment after Getting Severance Package?

We’re frequently asked whether someone who’s receiving a severance package can still claim unemployment, and that really depends on how the severance package is structured. Let me give you an example. If you have a severance package where you are entitled to a lump sum payment, then as soon as you receive that payment you […]

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Can One Party Record the Conversation without Notifying the Other?

 A question that comes up repeatedly is whether in New Jersey you can record conversations whether by phone or in person without letting the other person know, and the answer to that is yes. New Jersey is a one party notice state. What that means is as long as one party involved in the conversation […]

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Can Employers Ask New Employees to Gain Access to their Social Media?

A big concern among employers in New Jersey and nationwide for that matter is whether they’re hiring somebody who has had some really outrageous comments in social medial that would come back and reflect badly on the company. Some employers want to have access to those social media pages and ask for their passwords and […]

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