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Lifestyle contracts complicate teacher relationships

Under state and federal law employers cannot discriminate against a woman for being pregnant. Simple as that...or is it? What if the employee signs an employment agreement that states that she will not participate in certain activities, one of them being premarital sex? This might sound like an unusual agreement to sign, but it might be a lot more common than you'd think.

Father says race affects patient care, hospital obliges

She studied the books, learned the medicine and spent 25 years of her life gaining experience in her chosen career path and devoting attention and care to her patients. In fact, the Midwest hospital in which she lived thought her care was of such quality that they continuously employed her as a nurse for that entire term of years in the neonatal intensive care unit, taking care of delicate infant children.

FMLA: Turning 20 years old and looking back

Many fulltime employment jobs come with some combination of vacation time, floating holiday time and sick time. We all get sick, our family members get sick and other life events occur that require time away from work. Sick time can help in these situations, but sometimes even that runs out. Employees often find themselves using up any vacation or floating holidays that they have.

Deli worker catches manager 'in the act' and suffers for it

One day when a female employee of a New Jersey deli went to work, she unknowingly walked into a very precarious situation. When the employee went to work that day, she witnessed her manager engaging in a sexual act with another employee. Although the female employee did not engage in any inappropriate act herself, she claims she endured retaliatory termination after the incident.

Gender gap still exists, economists speculate as to why

Almost exactly 50 years ago the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law. By enacting this legislation, law makers and those who supported the bill hoped that it would help eliminate the large wage gap that existed between the salaries of men and women. In that year women were earning on average 58.9 cents to every dollar that men were making.

FMLA protection isn't just about the time off

Many full-time employees get paid time off provided by their employer. They may get a limited number of sick days, floating holidays and vacation time. Although these days are generally enough to cover the needs of the average worker, there are some instances in which a family emergency or medical illness requires more time off.

Black Friday means overtime for retail workers in New Jersey

It seems that nothing can stop shoppers on Black Friday. Despite Superstorm Sandy, residents in New Jersey braved the crowds this year like they have on the day after Thanksgiving Day for a countless number of years past.

Do I have to be fired to suffer wrongful termination?

A number of instances of wrongful termination involve the proverbial pink slip. An official termination is not the only way that an employee can be wrongfully forced out of their job. Sadly, another way in which employees are forced out of their job by their employer is through the creation of a hostile work environment. Many employees who quit their jobs in such a way are unaware that they may be eligible for compensation through an employment law claim.

New Jersey employee claims 10 years of racial discrimination

A New Jersey city worker has claimed he suffered employment discrimination based on his race at his workplace for the last decade. The worker, now age 67, worked in a city's park department for the last 16 years. The worker is Chilean and has lived in the New Jersey area for the last 36 years.

NJ police officer gets $110,000 after hostile work environment

A former New Jersey police officer filed a lawsuit against his employer for a hostile work environment, which was recently settled. A hostile work environment can be created when an employee is being harassed or discriminated against during the course of his or her employment.

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