Mark Law Firm Blog

Is It Against the Law for an Employer to Ask Your Salary History?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jan 10, 2018 3:45:00 PM

If you’ve ever applied for a job or undergone a job interview, you’ve likely been asked questions about your previous employment and salary history. Recently, many cities and states have passed laws restricting or prohibiting prospective employers from questioning applicants about their salary history. New Jersey is considering a law addressing this issue, too. These laws could change the hiring process significantly for both candidates and hiring managers.

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Topics: Employment Law

Do I Get Paid Snow Days in New Jersey?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jan 3, 2018 4:46:00 PM

Winter weather in New Jersey can be unpredictable and frustrating. Not only can icy roads and heavy snow increase your risk of auto accidents and slip and fall occurrences, but extreme weather can also interfere with your ability to get to work. Occasionally, a storm is so severe that New Jersey declares a “state of emergency.” When conditions are this severe, are you entitled to take the day off work?

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Topics: Wage & Hour, Employment Law

Help! I Was Harassed at My Company Holiday Party.

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 28, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Holidays can bring out the best—and worst—in people. Company holiday parties can be a great time to mingle with coworkers and get to know each other better, but they can also provide an opportunity for illegal harassment. New Jersey employers have a responsibility to make efforts to prevent harassment and other misconduct at company-organized gatherings.

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Am I Entitled to Take Religious Holidays Off in New Jersey?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 19, 2017 3:48:00 PM

With the holiday season close at hand, many workers hope to take some time off to spend with family and friends, rest and relax, or engage in religious celebrations. With the wide range of diversity in New Jersey, employees may celebrate many different holidays in many disparate ways. Do you know what your rights are in the workplace regarding time off for religious holiday celebrations?

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

Are Hosts in New Jersey Liable for Personal Injuries to Guests?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 13, 2017 4:33:00 PM

If you’re having friends and family over to your home for the holidays, you may worry about your responsibilities and potential liabilities. Winter weather conditions can cause slip-and-fall injuries, auto collisions, and other injuries on your premises. Serving alcohol to guests opens up another area of potential liability. Protect yourself this season by knowing your responsibilities.

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Use Caution When Hiring Holiday Help in New Jersey

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 8, 2017 3:47:00 PM

If you’re thinking about hiring some help to rake leaves, shovel snow, or hang your Christmas lights, you may wonder about your liability as a property owner. Do you know what your responsibility is if someone is injured while working on your property?

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Topics: Personal Injury, Premises Liability

What to Do If Weather Interferes with Your Custody Agreement

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 27, 2017 4:45:00 PM

As the weather grows colder and more unpredictable, threats of low temperatures, icy conditions, or snowstorms can force you to rearrange plans. For divorced parents in New Jersey, severe weather can sometimes cause unexpected issues with parenting time agreements.

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Topics: Family Law

The Dangers of Holiday Shopping: Who’s Liable If You’re Injured?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

With wintery weather and the holidays upon us, the news is full of anxiety-inducing stories about the perils of holiday shopping. From fender benders in parking lots to carjackings, assaults, fights, and even stampedes, holiday shopping can be dangerous! Struggling through winter weather with packages can also lead to slips, trips, and falls in parking lots and walkways. If you’re injured on commercial property—like a shopping mall or other retail establishment—you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Divorced Parents & Control of Children’s Medical Care

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 17, 2017 3:52:00 PM

Divorced parents still must navigate many decisions about their children together, including making important choices about schooling, negotiating visitation, and other crucial parenting issues. When it comes to making decisions about your child’s health care and medical treatment, what rights do divorced parents have in New Jersey?

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Topics: Family Law

Can I Be Fired for Claiming New Jersey Workers' Comp?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 9, 2017 3:35:00 PM

Most workers in New Jersey are protected by workers’ compensation laws, which require that employers carry insurance to cover injuries employees suffer while on the job.[1] Workers’ comp can pay for an injured worker’s medical costs, compensate them for lost wages they suffer because of those injuries, and award an amount to compensate them for long-term permanent disability (if applicable). You may worry that your employer will retaliate against you for filing a claim under its workers’ compensation policy, but it’s illegal under New Jersey law to terminate or otherwise retaliate against a worker for using the workers’ compensation system.

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