Paramus, NJ

Teaneck Employment Law Attorney

At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we can help both employers and employees with their employment law needs. We can assist employees to recover compensation when their rights have been violated, and we can also defend employers who are being sued by a former employee. If you have a pressing employment law matter, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and learn more about how we can help.

Types of Common Employment Law Cases

Our attorneys handle a variety of different employment law issues, including these common types of cases:

Employment contract negotiations

  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Unequal pay
  • FMLA claims
  • Other leaves of absence
  • Retaliation claims
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Wage and overtime violations

Applicable Employment Laws in New Jersey

Understanding where to file an employment law claim can be confusing since there are both federal and state laws that may apply, and the filing locations are different. Many states, like New Jersey, have local employment laws that provide additional protections above and beyond those specified in federal laws. For example, New Jersey has express protections that prohibit employers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, or age for employees under the age of 40. Applicable state laws often apply no matter how many employees a business has, while federal laws may only apply if the company has more than a certain number of employees.

Claims for violations related to New Jersey state laws must be filed with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (DCR), and claims related to federal laws have to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Some of the federal laws that govern whether an employee has a claim or not include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963

Local New Jersey state laws include:

  • New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)
  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)

Speak with a Knowledgeable Teaneck Employment Law Attorney

Employment law claims can be complex, especially because there are multiple laws that might apply. It’s important to retain a knowledgeable employment law attorney in Teaneck who understands the laws and can advocate on your behalf. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi to learn more about our services available throughout New Jersey.

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Law Office of Usmaan Sleemi

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