Employment Law Blog


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 […]
May 1, 2018

New Jersey on the Forefront of Equal Pay Legislation!

New Jersey on the Forefront of Equal Pay Legislation! April 30, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. History was made on April 24, 2018 when […]
April 26, 2018

Worker who was Severely Injured in Fall at New Jersey Worksite was Employee for Purposes of Worker’s Compensation

Worker who was Severely Injured in Fall at New Jersey Worksite was Employee for Purposes of Worker’s Compensation April 24, 2018 Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Jennifer, […]
April 13, 2018

“I have mental illness and I’m afraid it will hurt my job. Should I keep it to myself?”

“I have mental illness and I’m afraid it will hurt my job. Should I keep it to myself?” April 6, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty […]
April 11, 2018

New Jersey Gets Closer to Enacting Mandatory Sick Leave Law

New Jersey Gets Closer to Enacting Mandatory Sick Leave Law March 30, 2018 Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq. On March 26, 2018, the New Jersey […]
April 2, 2018

New Jersey Woman Who Quit In Order to Avoid Being Fired Finally Granted Unemployment Benefits

New Jersey Woman Who Quit In Order to Avoid Being Fired Finally Granted Unemployment Benefits March 30, 2018 Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Jennifer, Esq. In a March […]
March 22, 2018

Second Circuit is Second in Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Second Circuit is Second in Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination March 22, 2018 Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a groundbreaking decision, the Second Circuit […]