Taking Medical Leave: What to Remember Before, During and After

Last updated Dec. 29, 2017. Try as we might to keep healthy, many of us unfortunately will experience a serious medical issue at some point in our working lives. Such issues may even necessitate taking a leave of absence from your job, via federal or state Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, and/or via… Read more »

Marital Status Discrimination in NJ: Can My Employer Fire Me If I’m Getting a Divorce?

Last updated July 27, 2017. Most laypersons know that it is illegal for New Jersey employers to discriminate on the basis of protected categories such as race and gender. But did you know that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) also prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of marital status? This means… Read more »

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 »

Employment Lawsuits: Can I Legally Remove Documents from My Workplace?

Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. 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… Read more »

Sexual Orientation Harassment: Do I Have a Claim Under New Jersey Law?

Last updated July 27, 2017. 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 hostile to… Read more »

Discrimination Lawsuit Settlements: How Much Can I Sue My Employer For?

Last updated Nov. 28, 2017. When I initially consult with new clients, one of the first things they want to know is how much money they can expect to recover by filing an employment claim. It’s a very good question. In fact, the potential value of your claim is one of the critical issues in… Read more »

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

Last updated Nov. 28, 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 Nov. 28, 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 »