State laws in New Jersey apply regardless of the size or 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)
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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.
New Jersey Employment Law vs Federal Employment Law
There are certain federal laws that nearly every employer in the United States must comply with, like the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. In addition to these federal laws, many states have additional laws in place to provide greater protection for employees. In New Jersey, these laws include the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA), a 2018 law that amended NJLAD.
In New Jersey, employment discrimination and other violation claims are handled by the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR). Federal violation claims are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After filing a claim with either agency, the agency investigates the claim to determine whether a violation has actually occurred. If so, the government agency may facilitate a settlement between the employee and the employer or it may file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for the employee’s related damages.
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As an employee working in New Jersey, you have certain rights. And when your rights are violated, you can suffer a variety of damages ranging from missed paychecks to substantial psychological distress. If you feel you are facing a workplace rights violation, discuss your case with an experienced Garfield employment law attorney now. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi today at 973-453-4060 to schedule your initial legal consultation.