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Five Facts Employers Need to Know Before Hiring Undocumented Workers

Hiring undocumented workers

Failure to verify an employee’s authorization to work in the United States can lead to serious legal issues. Knowing the basics of hiring undocumented workers is essential. Here are five facts that will help to avoid catastrophe:Authorization is required.Employers are required by law to verify that all employees are authorized to work in the United […]

Qualifying for Worker’s Compensation During COVID-19

Qualifying for Worker’s Compensation During COVID-19

Covid-19 is not an occupation-related illness unless you are a first responder or healthcare provider. If you are otherwise employed, you probably will not be qualified to receive worker’s compensation benefits. Any exceptions will be based on your circumstances or the state you live in.What is an occupational disease?Employers have always been required to compensate […]

Claims for Wrongful Termination During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination has become an extraordinarily complex matter during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers are struggling to keep up with the massive changes in the legal landscape. With employees focused on remaining employed and feeding their families, it is just as unlikely that they are aware of the legal issues surrounding the pandemic. It is overwhelming, […]

An Urgent Q & A about NJ Unemployment Benefits

NJ Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment claims in New Jersey are increasing at an astonishing rate. Around this time, in March of 2019, approximately 10,000 people filed for benefits. One year later, that number has reached over ​1 million claims and continues to rise. Businesses are shutting down and workers are being laid off due to the Coronavirus. The N.J. Department […]

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is responding to questions about how the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) apply to individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 does not discriminate, DCR will be investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment under the LAD, as […]

NJ Small Businesses Find Hope in the CARES Act

Small Businesses Find Hope in the CARES Act

Cash is king. You may have prepared a three-to-six-month buffer, but you still need a contingency plan for when that runs out. There was little to no way for you to prepare for these unprecedented times and there are still bills to pay.Take full advantage of the CARES Act.The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury […]

NJ Department of Labor Changes for 2020: What are your rights?

Worker’s Compensation Benefits in 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced increases in the maximum benefit rates and taxable wage base as of January 1 for its Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers’ Compensation programs.  It uses a statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) to determine worker’s compensation benefits every year. […]

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Rules prohibiting employees from speaking Spanish are illegal, with few exceptions. Such cases are investigated by the ​United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOCC determines whether a policy is legal or not. In cases of discrimination based on such violations, it helps a great deal to have a Spanish-speaking attorney. Let’s explore some […]