Newark Area, New Jersey, Employment Law Attorney
Employees in New Jersey have rights under federal and state law, including unemployment benefits, Workers' Compensation and wages and overtime pay. No employer may discriminate on the basis of your age, gender, race or national origin. Sexual harassment is also against the law.
If you feel that you need advice regarding employment rights call our firm. A team of attorneys at Mark Law Firm, will provide analytical, aggressive representation in any discrimination claim.
Call 973-440-2311, 908-626-1001, 201-787-9406 or toll free 888-734-8287
The employment law attorneys at Mark Law Firm, have extensive experience in employment law, and gained a strong grasp of employment law issues working in the defense industry. It's important to protect employees' rights in the workplace, such as the Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA. Unfair claims against employers should likewise be refuted. For a confidential consultation, contact the Firm's offices in Basking Ridge, Oradell or New Jersey.
New Jersey Employment Law Rights
Mark Law Firm, fights hard for clients in issues of employment law including:
Every New Jersey employer is required by law to pay into the Unemployment Compensation program. It provides benefits to employees who have been terminated from employment due to financial issues, a Reduction in Force or RIF or for no reason given. If any employer pressures employees into waiving or releasing the right to Unemployment Compensation, there may be grounds for a wrongful termination claim.
If you are an employee and your unemployment benefits run out before you find a new job, you may be able to file for up to 20 weeks of emergency unemployment benefits funded by the federal government. If you received a severance payment after leaving your employer, you are not disqualified from receiving Unemployment Compensation.
If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits. It may pay for continued medical treatment, temporary benefits while on leave from work and a monetary settlement at the end of the case.
Wage and Hour rules
New Jersey has strict laws on wages. The minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009, must be paid to hourly workers, and overtime for more than 40 hours of work. Independent contractors are not subject to this rule.
Employees who suffer retaliation for complaining about not getting paid, are encouraged to contact and employment law attorney at Mark Law Firm, for help to recover damages.
Prevailing wage claim
If you are employed on a public works projects, you are entitled to receive a Prevailing Wage set out in a contract. If you are paid less than the Prevailing Wage, you and other employees may be entitled to sue your employer for unpaid wages, costs and attorney fees.
To schedule an appointment at the Basking Ridge, Oradell or New Jersey, law offices of Mark Law Firm, contact the firm online or call 973-440-2311, 908-626-1001, 201-787-9406 or toll free 888-734-8287 today. A lawyer will advise you on the strength of your claim and recommend the wisest course of action for your breach of contract concerns.