Category Archives: Employment Litigation

If employees have their rights violated by an employer, through issues such as employment discrimination or unfair noncompetes and restrictive covenants, they may be entitled to pursue legal damages. Anyone who suspects their employer has violated their rights should speak with a New Jersey employment discrimination attorney about their rights for legal compensation.

Does My Employer Have to Pay for Training?

Employers are required to compensate their employers for all hours worked. What about time spent in lectures, seminars, and similar activities? Does your employer have to pay for training like that? The short answer is that your employer must pay you for all required training sessions. All, that is, except for the following exceptions. Times Your Employer Doesn’t Have to Pay for Training An employer may not be required to pay you for attending any training session outside of your usual working hours if any or all the following are true: Voluntary attendance – Attendance is deemed voluntary if the employer never explicitly says to go to the training or leads the employee to believe that missing the training could affect his standing in the company. Not directly related to job – Training is directly related to an employee’s job if it is designed to make him better at the…
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The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints in Your Business

Most small business owners often worry about potential sexual harassment complaints, and with good reason. Sexual harassment complaints in your business could lead to costly lawsuits and heavy penalties if you don’t deal with the complaint in the right way. By handling the complaint in a serious and professional manner, you may be able to avoid these consequences. Continue below to learn the dos and don’ts for responding to a sexual harassment complaint. How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints in Business Do Investigate – Many business owners who receive a sexual harassment complaint feel they know everything about their business, and have a hard time believing that someone was being harassed without their knowing about it. Some of those employers will then ignore the complaint, assuming that there isn’t any truth to the claims. Not taking the complaint seriously, ignoring it, and failing to start an investigation into the claims…
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What Should I Do If an Employee Gets Arrested?

Some of the most successful businesses owners in the world often say that one of the best practices is to treat employees like you would family. So, what would you do if your brother, or child, or mother was arrested? Would you still treat an employee like family if you awoke one morning to find out they had been arrested last night? What to Do if an Employee Gets Arrested Stay Calm – One of the most dangerous things you can do as a business owner is to start making rash decisions. Before you immediately go to fire the employee, remember that this is America, and in America, people are innocent until proven guilty. Also, firing them on the spot could potentially be a violation of employment law, which could easily turn into a huge, expensive lawsuit down the road. Gather All Information – No federal law exists which prohibits…
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