Managing Partner David Zatuchni discusses wage and hour litigation in the New Jersey Law Journal

A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal addressed the rising number of wage and hour lawsuits in New Jersey and across the country. Employees are increasingly aware of their rights, thanks in part to the large amount of information on the subject available online. After the 2008 crisis, employers started to aggressively cut… Read more »

Can A NJ Plaintiff Legally Remove Documents From Her Workplace to Support Her Employment Lawsuit?

A successful employment claim, obviously, requires proof that discrimination or retaliation actually occurred. For that reason, many workers who file employment claims against their current or former employers are tempted to print out, copy, or otherwise take records that support their allegations and turn them over to their attorneys. A salesperson alleging age discrimination, for… Read more »

When Does Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation Become Actionable Under New Jersey Law?

NJ Law prohibits hostile work environment discrimination Among other forms of employment discrimination, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) prohibits hostile work environment discrimination. Generally speaking, this means that the NJLAD prohibits employers from harassing employees on the basis of certain protected categories (like race or gender), to the point that the workplace becomes… Read more »

Wrongful Termination in New Jersey: What Does It Actually Mean?

Last updated March 29, 2017. Part of my employment law practice involves giving free consultations to workers who call my office or contact me over the internet. Many, many of these workers report being “wrongfully terminated” from their positions in New Jersey and ask what legal recourse is available to them. These workers sometimes complain… Read more »

NJ Pregnancy Laws: Expanded Protection Against Job Discrimination

Last updated June 28, 2017. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of certain protected categories, such as race, gender, age and disability. Formerly, however, the LAD did not expressly include “pregnancy” as a protected category. This was so, even though pregnant workers often found… Read more »

FMLA Denied Wrongfully? 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Last updated March 30, 2017. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants qualifying workers twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave for childbirth/newborn childcare, for a worker’s own serious health condition, or for the care of a worker’s immediate family member with a serious health condition. The FMLA’s most powerful aspect is that it grants… Read more »

New Jersey Age Discrimination Law: What Makes a Successful Claim?

Last updated April 21, 2017. Age discrimination is a growing problem in the modern workplace. Advances in health and medicine mean we’re living longer than ever before. Meanwhile, the Social Security system is on shaky footing and many older workers’ retirement accounts have yet to fully recover from the financial crisis. Workers paying record-high college… Read more »

Human Resources: Do’s and Don’ts of Reporting Discrimination or Unlawful Harassment

Last updated May 30, 2017. Have you been discriminated against at work? A manager or co-worker has discriminated against you. Or, a supervisor has yelled racial epithets at you. Both common sense and your employer’s internal policies dictate that you report this illegal conduct to the Human Resources department immediately. What happens next can have… Read more »