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Can I Work While Receiving Workers' Compensation?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jul 6, 2021 12:05:50 PM

In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation program protects employees who suffer from on-the-job injuries or work-related health conditions. State law requires that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Because each state has different requirements for workers’ compensation programs, many aspects of coverage and policy regulations can vary from state to state. The question of whether you can work while receiving workers’ compensation benefits is more complicated than “yes” or “no.” Like many legal issues, the answer is that it depends.

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Topics: Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Steps to Suing for Punitive Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident

Posted by Jamison Mark on Apr 6, 2021 12:45:00 PM

Slip and fall injuries can happen during all seasons. In the winter, treacherous sidewalks covered in snow and ice can be hazardous. In the spring, entryways to buildings can become slippery and dangerous as the snow melts and rain soaks the ground. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and the pain and suffering they cause in your life.

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Topics: Personal Injury

Disability & Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 9, 2021 1:54:00 PM

Many employers have invested significant time and effort to help workers with disabilities succeed in the workplace. For some workers, the increased prioritization of remote work options has dramatically improved their work environment; for others, telecommuting has created additional burdens. As the landscape of the modern workplace shifts, new issues arise around disability discrimination in the workplace.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

Protecting Against Cyber Bullying

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 25, 2021 12:15:00 PM

As educational and social gatherings occur more and more frequently online, cyber bullying, online harassment, and other forms of virtual abuse have also become more common. Chat rooms, video calls, and social media platforms are all potential venues for online bullying. Both children and adults can experience cyber harassment, bullying, stalking, and other unwanted and unwelcome interactions. This kind of online abuse can occur in the workplace, in online educational settings, or in online social groups or networks. Although it can be difficult to hold perpetrators accountable for harassing behaviors, New Jersey’s laws are some of the most protective in the country. An experienced attorney can help you put an end to cyber bullying, cyber harassment, or other kinds of abuse that you or your child may be experiencing.

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment, Bullying

Am I Entitled to Workers Compensation for My Injury?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 10, 2021 1:12:12 PM

Most employers in the state of New Jersey are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means that virtually every employee should be covered by a workers’ compensation insurance plan and entitled to benefits if they suffer a work-related or on-the-job injury.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

When Does Sex-Based Discrimination Law Not Apply?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jan 12, 2021 10:13:52 AM

Sex or gender discrimination is the different treatment of individuals in their employment because of their biological sex, gender identity, or gender expression. If you have been rejected for employment, fired, or otherwise experienced different treatment in the workplace because of your sex or gender, you may have suffered from this kind of discrimination. Although sex-based discrimination is illegal under numerous federal and state laws, there are circumstances in which it may be permissible under a legal exception or where discriminatory conduct may not meet the legal requirements to prevail in court.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

Pregnancy Discrimination Act & Reasonable Accommodation in Your Workplace

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 28, 2020 4:38:46 PM

Discrimination against pregnant employees is illegal under federal laws, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). In New Jersey, pregnant workers have additional protections before, during, and after pregnancy, including those in the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

What Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 24, 2020 1:29:53 PM

If you’ve been injured on the job, you may wonder what you should do next. Should you call your own health insurance? Are you eligible for workers’ compensation? If you are, what does that mean? Learning the basics of workers’ compensation coverage can help ease some of the stress and uncertainty you may feel if you’ve suffered a work-related injury.

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Topics: Wage & Hour, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

Do You Have a Right to Work from Home?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many employers are allowing and encouraging employees to work from home. This is also called “telecommuting” or “teleworking.” Reducing the number of on-site workers gathered together in indoor workspaces can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal health issues. But do you have a right to work from home?

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Topics: Employment Law, COVID-19

What to Do If Your Dog Bites a Child

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 29, 2020 3:15:00 PM

Even sweet-tempered dogs can nip or bite when startled, frightened, or provoked. Children are particularly susceptible to dog bite injuries, both because they tend to be right down on a dog’s level and because they don’t always treat animals with gentleness and respect. Unfortunately, a dog’s instinctive bite or nip can cause serious injuries to a child. If your dog bites a child, here’s what to do.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Civil Disputes, Premises Liability

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