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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

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

Understanding New Jersey's Laws Against Workplace Discrimination

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM

The American workplace has changed dramatically in the last few decades. As societal attitudes shift, technology advances, and work becomes increasingly remote and outsourced, workplace discrimination can be harder to recognize. Although some overt kinds of discrimination may have become less common, subtle forms of discrimination can persist and adapt to these novel workplace environments. New Jersey law protects workers from all kinds of employment discrimination.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

Landmark Title VII Decision Protects LGBTQ Workers

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

In recent years, there has been some confusion as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects individuals from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a ruling holding that firing, demoting, failing to hire, or taking other adverse employment actions against an individual because of their sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII's prohibition on discrimination because of sex.

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Topics: Employment Law

What You Need to Know Before Signing an Employment Agreement

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jul 14, 2020 4:34:38 PM

Congratulations, you got the job! Your happy news, however, was accompanied by an employment agreement. You’re supposed to sign it and return it to HR immediately. Should you be concerned? Here’s what you need to know to put your mind at ease.

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Topics: Employment Law

Could You Be Experiencing Race Discrimination in the Workplace?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jun 29, 2020 1:00:41 PM

In recent years, New Jersey has taken the lead in working to reduce discrimination, especially in the workplace. Recent legislation has gone above and beyond the basic protections of the New Jersey law against discrimination (NJLAD), proving protections that encourage diversity and seek to reduce more subtle expressions of race discrimination in workplaces.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

COVID-19 and Job Accommodation: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamison Mark on May 7, 2020 3:15:00 PM

As states start to gradually reopen businesses and encourage service providers to return to work, many employees with underlying health issues are worried. Especially in industries that involve a lot of contact with the public or where employees work in close quarters, it may be impossible to maintain the levels of social distancing that the CDC recommends.

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Topics: Employment Law, COVID-19

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