There are federal and state employment laws in New Jersey meant to protect employees. Employees need protection when they are wrongfully terminated or treated with bias at the workplace. Employers may also need the help of a Millburn employment law firm whenever they are sued by a disgruntled employee.
An employment law attorney will help an employee understand the legal ramifications of an action taken against them by their employer. They can also help an employer to place policies and procedures that will be congruent with New Jersey state and federal laws. Doing so will not only help create a better environment in the workplace but will also lessen the number of cases brought by employees against their employer.
EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES
Our employment law attorneys handle a multitude of cases and are well versed in all of them. We handle a wide variety of cases including
- Wrongful termination
- Employment contracts and negotiations
- FMLA claims
- Sexual harassment
- Whistleblower protection
- Unequal pay
- Leaves of absence
- Retaliation claims
- Hostile work environment
- Overtime and wage violation claims
NEW JERSEY EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS
In New Jersey, there are both federal and state employment laws. It makes it very difficult to know exactly which claim you should file which can be quite perplexing. Different laws may apply to the same situation but you have to file the claim in two different locations.
Many federal laws are not sufficient to cover all employment law cases do state laws are put in place to cover that which federal laws do not. A good example is the express protections New Jersey which offers protection against sexual discrimination by employers against employees.
State laws in New Jersey apply regardless of the size of the reputation of the company. On the other hand, federal laws may apply only when the company covers a certain amount of employees.
Employee violation claims that relate specifically to New Jersey laws have to be filed with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR). On the other hand, federal employment law claims are filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Examples of federal employment laws include:
- Age Discrimination Act (ADEA)
- Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
New Jersey state employment laws include:
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
- Conscientious Employment Protection Act (CEPA)
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)
HIRE A MILLBURN EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
Employment law claims as stated can involve a great deal of confusion due to their complexity. There is much that goes into processing such a claim which may be too much for an employee. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi as soon as possible to learn more about how we can help you.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652