5 Things Every Whistleblower Should Do

Last updated April 21, 2018. The New Jersey Conscientious Protection Act (CEPA) protects workers who complain about or report unlawful conduct on the part of their employers from retaliatory actions like firing or demotion. However, no law confers unlimited protection, CEPA included. So-called “whistleblower” employees should still make sure to complain and report to their employers… Read more »

What Does Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace Look Like?

Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. Bias against pregnant employees continues to be a problem across all kinds of industries and wage levels. At the same time, employers are more savvy about potential pregnancy discrimination lawsuits than ever before, often relying on a team of seasoned HR professionals to assist them in dealing with pregnant workers. As such,… Read more »

Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I’m Separated or Divorced?

Last updated September 30, 2018. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) has long prohibited employers from discriminating against workers based on their marital status as “single” or “married” individuals. But what does that mean for workers who are separated or divorced? What about employees who are going through a divorce? The New Jersey Supreme Court… Read more »

Who’s the Boss? Can Companies be Sued for Wage and Hour Violations Even If They Don’t Actually Pay Workers?

Last updated April 21, 2018. In June 2016, a New Jersey Uber driver has filed a class action in federal court, claiming the ride-service company owes its New Jersey drivers for overtime and vehicle costs. The lawsuit is undoubtedly prompted by Uber’s April 2016 multi-million dollar settlement of claims filed by California and Massachusetts drivers… Read more »

Do I Have to Tell My Boss about My Medical Condition? If I Do, What are My Privacy Rights?

Last updated Nov. 28, 2017. Cancer. Depression. HIV/AIDS. These illnesses impact millions of people, yet are sometimes misunderstood or even stigmatized. For that reason, it’s understandable that employees who suffer from sensitive medical conditions often choose not to inform their employers of their status. But should they? Generally speaking, employees do not need to inform… Read more »

Can I Sue My Employer for Outsourcing My Job under Federal or New Jersey Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Last updated Oct. 30, 2017. The last few years have been big for H1-B and H2-B visas. In the fall of 2015, 27 former Disney IT employees filed complaints with the EEOC, claiming that their termination and replacement with H1-B visa workers amounted to illegal discrimination. The issue of employers displacing American workers with foreign… Read more »

The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act: Making Sure You Receive Your Legal Rate of Pay

Last updated April 21, 2018. Construction and trade employees often find that their employer has contracted them out to work on building and repair projects for public entities like schools, counties, and municipalities. What those employees may not know is that, under New Jersey law, they may be legally entitled to a state-mandated rate of pay. What is… Read more »

Discriminated or Retaliated Against at Work? What to Do

Last updated July 31, 2018. State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against workers on any of several specified bases ( (such as a worker’s race, age, gender, or whistle-blowing activity). Unfortunately, some employers still choose to discriminate or retaliate despite those prohibitions. Although the laws provide a remedy to employees, permitting them to… Read more »

NJ Drug Testing Laws: Can My Employer Force Me to Take a Drug Test?

Last updated March 27, 2018. If you’ve just gotten a job offer, congratulations! What you may be wondering next if you live in New Jersey is when a drug test may occur with your new employer, or if you’re already employed, how often you can be tested. As we’ll discuss below, when the testing occurs… Read more »