NEW JERSEY EMPLOYMENT LAWYER SERVING CLIENTS IN NEWARK
Employment law attorneys in Newark, New Jersey handle many different legal issues that arise in workplaces. Employees who have been the targets of discrimination in the workplace, or who have been harmed by wage and hour violations, may be able to work with a Newark employment law attorney to file a claim for compensation. Employers also need legal counsel when they are facing wrongful termination claims, hostile work environment claims, discrimination allegations, and other matters.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we regularly assist employees and employers alike in legal matters that arise in the workplace. We help employees recover compensation when their rights have been violated, and we also provide services to employers who are facing an employment lawsuit or who are seeking guidance on compliance when it comes to state and federal employment laws. Do not hesitate to get in touch with an advocate at our firm to learn more about how we can assist you.
TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES WE HANDLE
Our firm handles a wide variety of employment law matters, including but not limited to:
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Equal pay for equal work
- Employment contract negotiations
- Leaves of absence, including FMLA leave
- Wage and hour violation claims
- Severance packages
- Whistleblower protection
NEWARK, NJ AND FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS
For employees who are thinking about filing a claim, we often hear the question: should I file a claim under New Jersey state or federal law? Generally speaking, there are both state and federal laws that provide protection to employees. In some cases, New Jersey state law may provide additional explicit protections, such as the prohibition against sexual orientation discrimination and age-related discrimination for employees under the age of 40. State laws also tend to apply to employers of any size, while federal laws only apply to employers with a certain number of employees. New Jersey state claims must be filed with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR), while federal claims must be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
New Jersey state laws under which an employee may be able to file a claim include but are not limited to:
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act
Federal laws under which an employee may be able to file a claim might include:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989
LEARN MORE FROM AN EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY IN NEWARK
Filing an employment law claim or defending against one can be extremely complex, especially when the legal issue might arise under both state and federal law. An aggressive employment lawyer in Newark can advocate for your rights and can get started on your case immediately. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi to learn more about the employment law services we provide to clients in New Jersey.
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Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652