Employment Law Blog


December 12, 2019

Medical Marijuana Users are Protected in New Jersey

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. When it comes to cannabis and the workplace, the terrain can be rather complex. Since 2010, the use of […]
December 9, 2019

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Outlawing “Gay Panic” Defense to Murder Charge

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. Legislation designed to prevent legal strategies which discriminate against LGBTQ murder victims recently passed the Assembly by a […]
November 21, 2019

A Big Win: N.J. Jury Awards $6 Million in Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. On November 1, 2019, a Bergen County jury awarded Plaintiff Rebecca McCarthy, (“McCarthy”) a $6 million verdict […]
November 1, 2019

Coming Soon… New Protections for Independent Contractors in New Jersey

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Are you or someone you know an independent contractor in New Jersey? If so, we have good news! The […]
October 25, 2019

Be Your Own Hairstyle!!

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Chantal Guerriero, Esq. In September of 2019, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (“DCR”) was prompted to issue new guidelines […]
October 16, 2019

New Jersey Supreme Court Advances Whistleblower Protections

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held in a unanimous opinion that a New Jersey State Police officer […]
September 30, 2019

New Jersey Hotels Just Got a Little Safer: Hotel Employees get a Panic Device

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. The New Jersey Panic Device Law (“NJ S2986” or the “Act”), was introduced on September 24, 2018, […]
August 23, 2019

So Jersey! What Happens When Folks Want to Drive Their High-End Sports Cars 100 MPH on the GSP?

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. What do you do if you want to speed your way down the Garden State Parkway in your high-end […]
August 14, 2019

New York State Bans Discrimination for Religious Garb and Facial Hair

August 12, 2019 By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a new move towards ensuring equality in the workplace, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York […]
August 8, 2019

New Jersey Employees Gain Greater Protections Against Employer Wage Theft

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq.             On August 6, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law S1790 (the “Act”), which significantly strengthens protections for […]
July 30, 2019

Why did Pinocchio Bludgeon Jiminy Cricket with a Hammer? A Victory for the Whistleblower.

Why did Pinocchio Bludgeon Jiminy Cricket with a Hammer? A Victory for the Whistleblower. July 30, 2019 By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Cape May […]
July 23, 2019

New York State Says Yes to Pay Equity!!

New York State Says Yes to Pay Equity!! July 19, 2019 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq., Sherif Farrag The New York State Senate and Assembly […]
July 15, 2019

Does the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Protect You If You Live and Work Outside of New Jersey? It Depends…

Does the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Protect You If You Live and Work Outside of New Jersey? It Depends… July 11, 2019 By Francine Foner, […]
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 […]