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New DOL Guidance on Worker Classification

In New Jersey, workers are categorized as employees or independent contractors. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor (IC) deprives the worker of fundamental rights and protections. For example, misclassifying workers can result in wrongful denial of minimum wage, workers’ compensation benefits, and other benefits. Unfortunately, determining whether an individual is an employee or an…
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Can I Appeal a New Jersey Divorce Judgment?

Usually, when a judge makes a divorce ruling, the decision is final. However, you can appeal the decision if you believe the court’s ruling was...
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What to Do if You are Fired for Being “Too Old”

Imagine being a committed employee who is never late for work and who others can depend on and then losing it all in one day....
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What Expenses Does New Jersey Child Support Cover?

In New Jersey, parents are obligated to support their children emotionally and financially even if they do not live together, are divorced, or are separated....
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What Damages Can I Recover if My Employer Didn’t Pay Me Overtime?

Federal and state laws require employers to pay overtime to eligible employees who work for more than 40 hours a week. Under the Fair Labor...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in New Jersey Divorce Cases

When people think about divorce, many think about a trial. A trial entails spouses going to court, each spouse presenting evidence and arguments to support...
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The New Jersey Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Domestic workers play a crucial role in society. These workers support communities and households by providing a range of essential services. Domestic workers include, among...
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How Long Does a Divorce Take in New Jersey?

One of the common questions we get as family law attorneys from divorcing couples is how long it takes to get a divorce. The divorce...
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Requesting Reasonable Accommodation in New Jersey

Many people suffer from disabilities that make it challenging for them to go about their daily activities. Fortunately, in New Jersey and across the United...
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New Jersey Child Custody Laws (Part 2)

In the first installment of our two-part series on New Jersey Child Custody Laws, we discussed the different types of child custody in New Jersey,...
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Best Practices for Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers play a crucial role in promoting transparency, accountability, and ethical behavior in institutions and organizations. Whistleblowers report employers who engage in illegal, unethical, and...
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New Jersey Child Custody Laws (Part 1)

One of the issues that must be addressed in a New Jersey divorce involving minors is child custody. Dealing with child custody matters requires a...
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Examples of Microaggressions That Can Be Considered Discrimination

Microaggressions are statements, actions, or incidents that are often subtle or unintentional that negatively target a marginalized group or individual. Microaggressions are a subtle form...
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Do I have to sign an arbitration agreement?

No, your employer cannot force you to sign an employee arbitration agreement. An arbitration agreement is a contract and will ...
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Can I get unemployment if I quit my job due to domestic violence?

YES.  Employees who are terminated or quit their jobs due to being victims of domestic violence are entitled to unemployment benefits.  ...
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Does New Jersey Have Whistleblower Protection Laws?

You have the right to complain about your employer’s or a co-worker’s unlawful conduct. When an employee makes such a complaint ...
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How do I request a medical leave of absence under the FMLA?

GENERALLY Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligible employees are entitled to a 12-week, job protected medical leave. In ...
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Do I Have a Case For a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer?

There are several protections afforded pregnant employees in New Jersey.  The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) makes it illegal ...
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