Employment Laws in New Jersey
Since both federal and state employment laws are applicable, it can be confusing for one to identify where an employment law claim can be made. Sometimes different laws apply to the same situations and filing locations vary. Multiple states in the county, including NJ have their own employment laws that provide extra protection beyond what the federal laws offer.
For instance, the express protections in New Jersey prohibit companies from being discriminant against employees based on their sexual orientation. In general, NJ state laws will apply no matter the number of employees in a business; whereas federal laws might only apply when a company has more than a certain number of employees.
Any New Jersey state employment laws claims are filed with the DCR (Division on Civil Rights). On the other hand, employment law claims that relate to federal laws are filed with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
New Jersey state employment laws include:
- New Jersey Law against Discrimination (NJLAD/LAD).
- Conscientious Employment Protection Act.
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act.
Federal laws that regulate employment law issues include:
- Age Discrimination Act.
- Americans with Disabilities Act.
- 1963 Equal Pay Act.
- 1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
- 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act.
Without a doubt, claims relating to employment laws can be complex; therefore it’s vital to consult a knowledgeable Saddle Brook Employment Law Attorney who can expound on what laws apply to your individual situation. Call the law offices of Usmaan Sleemi and Sleemi Law today for more information.