The state-specific employment laws in New Jersey offer additional protection beyond what is availed by federal laws. State laws apply despite the number of employees an employee has, whereas federal laws mostly apply when an employer has surpassed a certain number of employees.
Claims that are related to New Jersey state employment laws are handled by the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. Any complaints related to federal laws are tackled by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Some of the federal laws that regulate employment law issues are:
- Age Discrimination Act (ADEA).
- Equal Pay Act.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Whistleblower Protection Act.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
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