When you work for a New Jersey employer, you are afforded certain rights at the federal and state level. The purpose of these laws is to protect you from facing a number of different workplace issues, like discrimination or a hostile work environment. If you are employed in New Jersey, and you feel that you’re a victim of employment discrimination or another issue covered by federal or state employment laws, we recommend speaking with a Lodi employment law attorney as soon as possible.
Employers can also benefit from the services offered by New Jersey employment law attorneys. A company may need representation in matters where an employee is making an unfounded claim. In addition, an employment law attorney can help companies review their human resources policies and procedures to determine if they are in compliance with all federal and state laws.
TYPICAL TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we handle a variety of employment law matters. Some of these include:
- Hostile work environment
- Contract negotiations
- Whistleblower rights violations
- Family and Medical Leave violations
- Overtime claims
- Wage disputes
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Severance reviews
- Other types of claims related to leave
EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS
If you believe something has happened at work that is in violation of a state and/or federal law, it’s important to start documenting everything. This is helpful evidence to support your claim as the process progresses. Before you start the claims process, it’s helpful to share your documentation with the human resources manager first. Some issues can be handled internally without the need for you to file a formal claim. In the unfortunate event that your human resources department doesn’t do anything or does not seem interested in resolving the problem, you can then move forward with filing a claim.
If you are an employer, it’s also important to keep the necessary documentation. If you terminate an employee or have to discipline one, you should always have documentation on file that shows the reason behind whatever action you took. You should also keep track of verbal warnings and copies of written warnings.
EXAMPLES OF FEDERAL AND NEW JERSEY STATE EMPLOYMENT LAWS
Companies of a certain size are bound by a number of federal employment laws. If an employer doesn’t have to follow federal employment law, it’s because the company is too small and doesn’t have the minimum number of employees to qualify. Some of the more common federal employment laws that may apply include:
- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
- Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Some of the most common New Jersey laws that may apply include:
- New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
CONTACT A SKILLED LODI, NEW JERSEY EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
No matter whether you are an employee or employer who needs assistance with an employment law issue, it’s wise to speak with a skilled Lodi employment lawyer who can give you proper legal advice. Employment law matters are often quite complex. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at 973-453-4060 to schedule a consultation.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652