In Clifton, employees are protected by both state and federal laws. If you believe that your employer may be treating you unfairly, seek help from the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi. We are a Clifton employment law attorney that can help you fight back.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about employment law matters. They can suggest legal solutions to solve your problems. However, our services are not only available to employees. We work with employers who may be trying to find out if their policies are compliant with the existing laws. Employers who seek our help can create suitable working environments for their employees and minimize litigation.
We value the client-attorney relationship and go out of our way to protect it. If you choose to retain us, we realize that your case may have a significant impact on your life. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi is founded on trust and confidentiality. We will walk with you through the entire process.
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY, EMPLOYMENT LAW
Clifton employees are protected by both federal and state employees. Some of the applicable federal laws include:
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963
- The Age Discrimination Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
State laws include;
- The New Jersey Equal Pay Act
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
TAKING ACTION WHEN YOUR RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED
The existence of both state and federal employment laws can be confusing. In some cases, multiple laws may apply to a situation. Our attorneys are happy to offer you explanations when you need them. State laws are available to offer you extra protection. While federal laws may only apply to employers who have a specified number of employees, state laws are always applicable.
The minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.85. The labor laws require that employers pay overtime if their employees work extra hours. The required rate is 1½ times the regular pay rate.
Employees below the age of 18 must be given a 30-minute break after every five consecutive working hours. However, the law doesn’t require employees who are older than 18 to get breaks. If an employer offers breaks of more than 20 minutes. They don’t need to pay wages for the breaks.
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COMMON TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION IN CLIFTON
In New Jersey, employment discrimination is defined as any unfair treatment of a job applicant, apprentice, or employee because of their personal characteristics. Employment discrimination is a violation of both state and federal laws. Some of the most common types of employment discrimination include;
- Discrimination based on age
- Discrimination based on disability
- Racial discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Genetic discrimination
- Discrimination based on sex
- Military service discrimination
- Civil union or marriage discrimination
No one should ever be victimized because of their personal qualities. If you or your loved one has been turned down, fired, demoted, bullied, or harassed due to protected characteristics, you need a Clifton employment law lawyer. We will give you the legal guidance and representation that you deserve. Contact The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi today and get a free consultation.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652