Like many other states, New Jersey has both federal and state laws in place to protect its employees. If an employee feels they were discriminated against at work or were wrongfully terminated, he or she has the right to file a claim. There are also a number of situations where an employer can benefit from the services of a Lyndhurst employment law attorney.
Employment law attorneys can assist employees with understanding what legal remedies they have when their employer has wronged them in some manner. However, attorneys can also help employers as well. Hiring a Lyndhurst employment law attorney for your company can help reduce potential litigation risks by ensuring all your policies and procedures are in compliance with all employment laws, both federal and state.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, our team of employment law attorneys has experience handling both employee and employer matters. For employees who feel they were wronged by their employer, we can assist by helping them get the compensation they deserve in the event that a law was broken. For employers who are being sued by an employee or former employee, we can help defend you in any hearings.
COMMON TYPES OF LYNDHURST EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES
There are a number of types of claims that would fall under employment law in New Jersey. Here is a look at some of the most common types of employment law claims we handle:
- Workplace Discrimination: Workplace discrimination is also commonly referred to as employment discrimination. This happens when an employer acts unlawfully with a bias against a prospective or current employee.
- Wrongful Termination: While New Jersey is an “at-will employment” state, it does not give the employer a right to terminate someone when it is in violation of any federal or state laws. Other than that, an employer is free to terminate an employee as they wish. If you are terminated based on your membership in a protected class, your employer could be found liable for wrongfully terminating you.
- Unpaid Overtime and Wage Claims: Disputes regarding overtime and salaries are often the most common types of employment law claims. The law defines a standard workweek as 40 hours. Any work beyond that starts the clock on overtime unless the employee in question is exempt or can be legally classified under an allowed salary position. If an employer doesn’t pay overtime to an employee who is owed it, the employer could be violating both federal and New Jersey state laws. If an employer purposely or negligently misclassifies an employee to avoid paying overtime, that can open the door on another claim as well.
- Hostile Work Environment: All employees should be safe from worrying about issues like bullying, abuse, discrimination, intimidation, or any other type of harassment when they come to work. If the employee cannot carry out their job duties due to one or more of these issues, the employee will have grounds to file a hostile work environment claim against their employer.
CONTACT A LYNDHURST EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
No matter whether you are an employee or employer who has questions on New Jersey employment law matters, it’s important to speak with a Lyndhurst employment law attorney who can give proper legal advice. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi today 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