Employment Law Blog


January 23, 2015

Blowing The Whistle On Your Employer In New Jersey

For years, New Jersey has had one of the strongest laws in the country protecting whistleblowers in the workplace. The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, […]
January 16, 2015

What are Your Rights as a Breastfeeding Mother in New Jersey?

While the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination was recently amended to specifically include pregnancy discrimination, there is no current statutory law in New Jersey which provides […]
November 22, 2014

New Jersey Takes Pregnancy Discrimination Seriously

Pregnancy can be a physically demanding time. You may find you have more trouble standing for a full shift. You may need to take extra-bathroom breaks, […]
September 22, 2014

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Every employee feels unhappy at work sometimes. Bosses and coworkers may frustrate and irritate you. However, some workplace behavior crosses the line such as in the […]
August 24, 2014

Big Changes for New Jersey Whistleblower Law

New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 protects employees against retaliation if they choose to disclose a policy or practice of […]
July 12, 2014

Pay Docking for Salaried Employees – Employers and Employees, Beware!

If a salaried employee is late for work, can the employer dock that employee’s pay to account for the missed hours? In most cases, the answer […]
June 7, 2014

Employer Discrimination Against Individuals with a Criminal Record

“Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” Traditionally, employers ask this question on job applications to screen out applicants. Checking the “yes” box in response […]
May 6, 2014

PPP – Pregnancy People Protected

Finally, New Jersey joins other states in protecting pregnant women. It is really shocking that a state like ours which has such broad remedial statutes did […]
April 2, 2014

Facebook Could Cost You $$

On February 28, 2014, Yahoo published an article entitled “Daughter’s Facebook Brag Costs Her Family $80,000.” The title itself sounds horrifying, especially since most parents consistently […]
March 14, 2014

Getting “High” on the Job – Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

The first Medical Marijuana dispensary in New Jersey opened in Montclair, NJ over a year ago. The initial legalization of marijuana undoubtedly raised concerns among employers, […]
February 24, 2014

A Dollar More, Still Not a Wage?

In November of 2013, New Jersyians flocked to the polls and ultimately decided that the minimum wage just wasn’t cutting it. The citizens of the Garden […]
January 10, 2014

Bridgegate

Recently, New Jersey has been thrust into the national spotlight due to Bridgegate – the Chris Christie George Washington Bridge (“GWB”) scandal. On January 9, 2014, […]
June 28, 2019

Truck Drivers Get The Right To Sue For Overtime

Truck Drivers Get The Right To Sue For Overtime By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Stephanie Gibson June 27, 2019 On June 19, 2019, […]
June 18, 2019

Skip the EEOC and Go Straight to Court? It’s Possible but Following Procedure is Still the Best Route

Skip the EEOC and Go Straight to Court? It’s Possible but Following Procedure is Still the Best Route June 18, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, […]
June 17, 2019

A Win for Disabled Employees in NJ!

A Win for Disabled Employees in NJ! June 14, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On June 11, 2019, the Appellate Division liberally […]
May 22, 2019

Meals are not Happy at McDonald’s

Meals are not Happy at McDonald’s May 22, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Once again, McDonald’s Corp., faces newly filed numerous complaints of sexual […]
May 1, 2019

Sexual Abuse Victims get Broader Protections

Sexual Abuse Victims get Broader Protections  May 1, 2019 Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 25, 2019, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature […]
April 23, 2019

The US Supreme Court will Hear Not One, Not Two but Three Cases Involving Rights of LGBT Employees!

The US Supreme Court will Hear Not One, Not Two but Three Cases Involving Rights of LGBT Employees! April 23, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq, […]
April 18, 2019

NJ Volunteer Firefighters Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits Regardless of Employment!

NJ Volunteer Firefighters Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits Regardless of Employment! April 17, 2019 By Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey […]
April 4, 2019

Smoking Pot – No worries… You Have Some Protections

Smoking Pot – No worries… You Have Some Protections April 4, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq.  In a published opinion issued March […]
April 2, 2019

Hut-Hut-Hike Leads To A Potential Touch Down For The Disabled

Hut-Hut-Hike Leads To A Potential Touch Down For The Disabled March 29, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 6, 2019, for the […]
March 26, 2019

New Jersey Strikes Down NDAs!!!

New Jersey Strikes Down NDAs!!! March 19, 2019 By Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. This Monday, March 18, 2019, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy […]
March 22, 2019

Strike Three for Waivers in New Jersey!!!

Strike Three for Waivers in New Jersey!!! March 19, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 18, 2019, Governor Philip D. Murphy […]
March 14, 2019

Is Your Hairstyle Protected?

Is Your Hairstyle Protected? March 14, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. People of color, particularly of African descent, may now let their hair […]
February 25, 2019

Governor Philip D. Murphy Vetoes New Jersey Version of Civil Rights Tax Relief Act

Governor Philip D. Murphy Vetoes New Jersey Version of Civil Rights Tax Relief Act February 21, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On January […]
February 21, 2019

Employee Granted Large Award for Employer’s Refusal to Grant Religious Accommodation

Employee Granted Large Award for Employer’s Refusal to Grant Religious Accommodation February 15, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A dishwasher in Florida was awarded […]
February 13, 2019

NY Workers Also Have Breastfeeding Rights

NY Workers Also Have Breastfeeding Rights February 12, 2019 By Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As discussed in an earlier blog, the New Jersey […]
January 31, 2019

New Jersey Takes a Big Step to Address Economic Inequality!

New Jersey Takes a Big Step to Address Economic Inequality! January 29, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey places itself on the list […]
January 29, 2019

New York Advances LGBTQ Protections, While Supreme Court Permits Ban of Transgender Service Members During Pendency of Litigation Challenging Ban

New York Advances LGBTQ Protections, While Supreme Court Permits Ban of Transgender Service Members During Pendency of Litigation Challenging Ban January 29, 2019 By Francine Foner, […]
January 17, 2019

Mandatory Arbitration Takes a Blow – Court Rules Pfizer’s Plan’s a No Go!

Mandatory Arbitration Takes a Blow – Court Rules Pfizer’s Plan’s a No Go! Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq. January 16, 2019 In a decision issued […]
January 14, 2019

Timeliness is Everything – An unfortunate parable of form over substance winning the day.

Timeliness is Everything – An unfortunate parable of form over substance winning the day. January 9, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In […]
December 21, 2018

The Intertwining of Disability Law and the Web

The Intertwining of Disability Law and the Web December 20, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. 2018 was a good year for most plaintiffs suing […]
December 18, 2018

Employees Not Required to Make Formal Complaint Before Resigning Due to Discrimination or Retaliation

Employees Not Required to Make Formal Complaint Before Resigning Due to Discrimination or Retaliation Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq. December 17, 2018 In a decision […]
December 3, 2018

Employee’s Request for Religious Accommodation Impacted by Collective Bargaining Agreement

Employee’s Request for Religious Accommodation Impacted by Collective Bargaining Agreement Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq. November 29, 2018 If you are a union employee seeking […]
November 30, 2018

DOL Cancels 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees

DOL Cancels 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees November 29, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Are you a tipped employee in New Jersey or New […]
November 15, 2018

Mandatory Arbitration Takes Another Hit in New Jersey

Mandatory Arbitration Takes Another Hit in New Jersey November 15, 2018 Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On October 24, 2018, we wrote about two recent […]
November 9, 2018

New Jersey Removes Employment Obstacles for Most Individuals with Criminal Records

New Jersey Removes Employment Obstacles for Most Individuals with Criminal Records November 9, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. It is now easier for New […]
November 7, 2018

State Employee Challenges Confidentiality Policy Silencing Victims of Sexual Harassment

  State Employee Challenges Confidentiality Policy Silencing Victims of Sexual Harassment Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. November 7, 2018 A state employee who is suing […]
October 24, 2018

Mandatory Arbitration Takes a Hit in New Jersey

Mandatory Arbitration Takes a Hit in New Jersey October 24, 2018 Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Recent decisions have upheld the enforceability of arbitration agreements […]
October 15, 2018

Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws in Place in New York!

Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws in Place in New York! October 11, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. October 9, 2018 was an important deadline in New York […]
October 12, 2018

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect October 29, 2018

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect October 29, 2018 October 10, 2018 Francine Foner, Esq In March we reported that New Jersey was […]
September 28, 2018

Joint Employer Standard May be Changing

Joint Employer Standard May be Changing September 26, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. Are you a cashier who works at one location of a nation-wide chain of […]
September 28, 2018

Police Officers May Be Entitled to Accidental Disability Benefits for Witnessing Gruesome Events

Police Officers May Be Entitled to Accidental Disability Benefits for Witnessing Gruesome Events September 28, 2018 Jennifer Vorih, Esq. In a recent decision, the New Jersey […]
September 17, 2018

New Jersey Unemployment Law Clearer and Better for Employees

New Jersey Unemployment Law Clearer and Better for Employees. September 17, 2018 Francine Foner, Esq. On August 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy signed […]
September 4, 2018

“I Use Prescribed Medical Marijuana. Could I Lose my Job?”

“I Use Prescribed Medical Marijuana. Could I Lose my Job?” August 31, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. Recreational marijuana is legal in nine (9) states; in addition, […]
July 31, 2018

Can My Employer Control What I Do on My Lunch Break?

Can My Employer Control What I Do on My Lunch Break? July 31, 2018 Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Tyiarah Adewakun As a New Jersey employee, you […]
June 29, 2018

I’m Being Harassed by my Supervisor. What Can I Do About it?

I’m Being Harassed by my Supervisor. What Can I Do About it? June 28, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Tyiarah Adewakun Your supervisor yells […]
June 8, 2018

“Egregiously Wrong” SCOTUS Decision Affects Employees

“Egregiously Wrong” SCOTUS Decision Affects Employees June 7, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Chaitali Gandhi On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of […]
May 22, 2018

More Positive Change For Employees Looking to Litigate Their Claims in Court Rather Than Through Forced Arbitration

More Positive Change For Employees Looking to Litigate Their Claims in Court Rather Than Through Forced Arbitration May 22, 2018 Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq., […]
May 18, 2018

N.J. Governor Makes Worker Misclassification a Priority

N.J. Governor Makes Worker Misclassification a Priority May 17, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On May 3, 2018 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy created […]
May 16, 2018

Will Workers Comp Cover You For Injuries On Your Way To Work?

Will Workers Comp Cover You For Injuries On Your Way To Work? May 14, 2018 Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Jennifer, Esq. We had several snow storms […]
May 14, 2018

Appellate Division Rejects Limited Definition of Similarly Situated Employee in Disparate Treatment Claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

Appellate Division Rejects Limited Definition of Similarly Situated Employee in Disparate Treatment Claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination May 9, 2018 Ty Hyderally, Esq., and […]