Westwood Employment Law Attorney

Employment Law Cases We Usually Handle at the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi

Our employment law lawyers routinely tackle various kinds of cases, including the following regular issues:

  • Improper termination of employees;
  • Employment agreements and arrangements;
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims;
  • Leaves of absence;
  • Workplace sexual harassment;
  • Unequal pay;
  • Hostile workplace setting;
  • Whistleblower protection;
  • Over time and compensation infringement claims; and
  • Counter claims.
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What Are the Employment Laws in New Jersey State

New Jersey follows both federal and state employment laws. Therefore, it can be confounding to some people when trying to make sense of where to file an employment law claim. Various laws can apply to a similar circumstance, and the locations for filing may vary. New Jersey and many other states have certain laws that give extra protection well beyond what is available under federal laws. One model is the express protections in New Jersey, which forbid companies from oppressing a worker dependent on sexual orientation. The NJ state laws will apply regardless of what number of workers an organization has. On the contrary, federal laws might only be applicable when the company hires over a specific number of persons.

Any cases for employment infringement that relate explicitly to New Jersey laws must be documented with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR).  Federal employment law cases are submitted to the U.S. Equivalent Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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New Jersey Employment Law vs Federal Employment Law

Here are examples of federal laws that oversee employment law issues:

  • Age Discrimination Act  
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989

The following are examples of New Jersey employment laws:

  • New Jersey Conscientious Employment Protection Act (CEPA)
  • New Jersey Civil Union Act
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
  • New Jersey Domestic Partnership Act
  • New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)

Get in Touch with a Skillful Westwood Employment Law Attorney Today

Since employment law cases can be unpredictable, it’s essential to talk with a proficient Westwood employment law attorney who can clarify what laws apply in your specific circumstance. Call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at 973-453-4060 to become familiar with how we can help.


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