Employment Law Blog


May 2, 2020

Taking Sides in an Employment Dispute… What Are My Protections?

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Being forced to take sides, especially when pressured to say and do things we do not agree with, is […]
April 29, 2020

Relief For New Jersey’s Self-Employed Impacted By COVID-19

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently published additional guidance on the expansion of unemployment benefits available to […]
April 24, 2020

Can My Employer Really Take My Temperature Every Day?

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Many employers in New Jersey and elsewhere have begun to take temperatures of employees and vendors, to help prevent […]
April 22, 2020

NJ Expands the Family Leave Act During the Pandemic

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A new Bill which may impact New Jersey employees during the COVID-19 pandemic was approved by the […]
April 21, 2020

Can Your Employer Refuse to Allow You to Work Remotely During COVID-19?

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many employees are working remotely and becoming Zoom savvy. There are, however, instances where […]
April 20, 2020

Essential Employees Are Further Protected In New Jersey

By: Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In the wake of the current pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has signed 24 executive orders […]
April 13, 2020

Recovered from COVID-19? Congratulations! Need a Note to Return to Work? Best wishes…

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Every New Jersey employee has been affected in some way by the current pandemic. Thousands upon thousands of workers […]
April 9, 2020

Department of Labor Clarifies Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a recent blog, we outlined the federal government’s new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), one […]
April 5, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on EEOC Guidance

By: Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal workplace anti-discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pub. […]
April 1, 2020

Non-Essential NJ Workers’ Access To Child Care Centers On Hold

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 25, 2020, Governor Murphy signed yet another Executive Order involving business restrictions as a result of […]
March 30, 2020

Unemployment Compensation in the Time of COVID-19

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Workers in New Jersey and across the country are becoming unemployed in droves, and wondering how they are going […]
March 27, 2020

Can I Refuse to Go to Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally Esq. Along with these particularly uncertain times facing the American workforce will undoubtedly come a flood of questions […]
March 24, 2020

President Signs Coronavirus Relief Package into Law

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. During these trying times of national pandemic involving the Coronavirus or COVID 19, it is important for employees […]
March 23, 2020

Your Job Offer Is Rescinded Due to COVID-19 – What Now?

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The sudden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business as usual took many New Jersey employees and employers […]
March 2, 2020

A Reminder to NJ Employees: Sick Leave is Required by Law!

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally Esq. The New Jersey Department of Labor recently issued final regulations on the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave […]
February 24, 2020

New Senate Bill Aims to End Unfair and Discriminatory Scheduling Practices in New Jersey

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On January 27, 2020, New Jersey Senators Loretta Weinberg and Nia H. Gill introduced Senate Bill 921 (“New Jersey Fair […]
February 14, 2020

The Future of Employment Arbitrations in New Jersey: Secrets Revealed

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. One of the reasons that employers favor resolving employment disputes through arbitration over going to court is that […]
February 3, 2020

NJ Employees – Your Rights Just Improved!

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A new wave of employee-friendly protections designed to educate employees and encourage them to stand up for […]
January 29, 2020

A Great Win for Pregnant Workers in New Jersey

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In the first New Jersey state court published opinion of 2020, the Appellate Division held that a township’s […]
January 23, 2020

Employer Mandated Arbitration No More? Maybe!!

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As discussed in an earlier blog, on March 18, 2019, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed into law Bill […]
January 10, 2020

New Jersey Employee Earned Tenure while in Civil Service Position

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed the Appellate Division’s decision that a school district employee had earned tenure […]
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, […]