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Judgment Enforcement in New Jersey

Unfortunately, obtaining a judgment is not always the end of a plaintiff’s troubles if the judgment debtor is uncooperative or deliberately evasive. In such cases, enforcing the judgment can turn out to be a time consuming and expensive process of tracking down assets and attempting to collect what is rightfully yours. Working with an experienced […]

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Cam Newton Slammed for Sexist Comments

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is now facing the consequences of making a sexist remark at a recent news conference. When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver routes, he laughed and responded that it was funny to hear a female talk about routes. She later wrote on Twitter that she sought […]

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Harvey Weinstein Fired Over Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company over allegations that he sexually harassed multiple female employees and actresses over a time span of nearly 30 years. A New York Times investigation documented the allegations through interviews with current and former employees, emails and internal documents from his businesses, and legal records. […]

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New Jersey Law for Tipped Employees

State laws vary on what constitutes a tip, how much employees must be paid, and whether employees are required to contribute to a tip pool. Employers must adhere to either federal, state or local wage and hour laws, whichever is most generous to employees. New Jersey employees who earn tips are subject to New Jersey […]

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Unemployment Appeals

New Jersey residents who are denied unemployment compensation benefits have a right to appeal the decisions to the New Jersey Department of Labor (DOL) and Workforce Development (DLWD). Initially, the New Jersey DOL determines whether applicants are eligible for unemployment benefits and will issue a Notice of Determination to applicants whose claims are denied. Eligibility […]

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Uber Slammed for Use of Gender Stereotyping Ad

“Let your wife take a day off from the kitchen!” was the promotional message that UberEats sent out to its customers in Bangalore, India. The ride-hailing company, Uber, also runs a food delivery service called UberEats. To celebrate “Wife Appreciation Day” in India, the company sent its users a discount of 100 Rupees, or around […]

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Forced Overtime

New Jersey employees often incorrectly assume that their employers may not force them to work overtime hours. The New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law (NJSWHL) states that employers may force employees to work overtime as a condition of their employment. This state law is in line with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), […]

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Pregnant Woman Forced to Wash Windows a Victim of Discrimination

A New Jersey appellate court recently reinstated an employee’s suit for wrongful termination after finding that she presented a prima facie case of pregnancy discrimination. The woman, a medical technician at a doctor’s office, refused to wash windows because she was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy and was subsequently fired. The employer claims that she […]

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Transgender Discrimination Remains an Issue in the Workplace

Recently, President Trump announced plans to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, but it is unclear how this proposed law will affect the personnel currently serving. U.S. officials who are familiar with the White House memo state that transgender individuals who are currently serving will also be denied coverage for medical treatment regimens. […]

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Discriminatory Interview Questions

Prospective employees selected for interviews are often excited at the prospect of landing a new job and eager to answer any questions their would-be employer has for them. However, interviewees should not feel compelled to answer inappropriate or illegal questions. It is important for employees to know their rights during interviews and to be able […]

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