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Uber Fined for Hiring Drivers with Criminal Records

Uber was recently fined $8.9 million by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) over safety concerns regarding its drivers. Police in Vail alerted officials to an incident of accused assault by an Uber driver, which prompted the commission’s investigation. Regulators found that 57 Uber drivers over the past year and a half worked for the […]

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Sexual Harassment Against Men – Terry Crews Files Charges

Following the scandals of sexual harassment surrounding the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the trending hashtag #metoo, men are also relating their stories of harassment in the entertainment business. Recently, Terry Crews, an actor on the Fox show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, came forward and filed a police report as a crime victim with the Los Angeles […]

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EEOC Says Friedman Realty Fired Pregnant Workers

Gibbsboro-based firm, Friedman Realty Group Inc., is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for an alleged pattern of firing employees who became pregnant. The EEOC was unable to reach a settlement with the defendant and subsequently filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Camden. Employment discrimination based on a woman’s […]

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Circuit Court Rules Employers Must Pay for Rest Breaks

Most employers provide rest breaks for workers throughout the day. But should they pay employees for break time spent away from job duties? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled they should in a case that has no precedent and sets a standard for interpreting an important part of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). […]

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Seasonal Employee Rights

Many businesses require additional workers during the busiest times of the year. For large retailers, this means the holiday season, which runs from October to January every year. For smaller businesses in New Jersey geared toward tourism, it is summer that can make or break their bottom line. Their demand is greatest from May to […]

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Racial Discrimination in Employment

A new study shows that, over the past 25 years, there has been virtually no change in hiring discrimination when it comes to race. A team of researchers used meta-analytic techniques to look for changes in hiring discrimination over time based on existing field experiment studies of U.S. labor market discrimination. The authors of the […]

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Sexual Harassment at Work

It seems that these days, the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace never leaves the headlines. From Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes last year, to Bill O’Reilly at Fox news, Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, and Kevin Spacey from House of Cards and other major productions, every day brings new stories of men and […]

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Edison Principal Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against School Board

Attorney R. Armen McOmber of McOmber & McOmber, P.C., is representing a school principal in his lawsuit against the Edison Board of Education, which he claims denied his contract renewal due to his sexual orientation. In June 2017, the employment discrimination lawsuit was filed in the Middlesex County Superior Court, alleging that a school board […]

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How Legal Agreements Can Silence Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault

Recently, allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace have been rampant. One highly-publicized case is that of Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer accused of sexually harassing various employees at his company for decades. He allegedly used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidential, out-of-court settlements to prevent these stories from being exposed. The law may […]

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LGBT Employment Cases Head to Supreme Court

Plaintiffs are now asking courts to determine whether employees may sue for discrimination based on sexual orientation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One such case is scheduled at a federal appeals court in New York and another may later be heard by the Supreme Court. Title VII of the Civil […]

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