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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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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in New Jersey?

Non-compete agreements are not always necessary for a business. There are, however, times when having key employers sign an NCA is critical to a business’s success. Courts can change these non-disclosure agreements, though, and will not always enforce them. New Jersey courts can consider the enforceability of an NCA for an employer to use it against a former employee. In doing so, there are certain factors they consider. Factors of Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements Non-compete agreements are generally enforceable in New Jersey so long as they are reasonable in scope and duration. This is primarily because New Jersey does not want to restrict trade. The court will only enforce non-competes, therefore, that are defined narrowly. There are three primary factors New Jersey courts use to determine if a non-compete agreement is reasonable. First, the primary focus of the NCA must be to protect the legitimate business interest of the employer. This includes…
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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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