Employment Law Blog


June 19, 2020

Victory for LGBTQ Employees Nationwide!

By: Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. After decades in which Congress has considered and failed to pass measures adding sexual orientation to the list […]
June 18, 2020

Breaking Ranks: Crossing the Thin Blue Line to Report Race Discrimination

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The whole world is currently focused on the systemic racism that permeates many police departments throughout the United […]
June 18, 2020

Race Discrimination in Employment Continues

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. With all of the recent news of police brutality against African-Americans, anyone who has been on the internet or […]
June 15, 2020

Pandemic Prompts Proposed Amendments to New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On October 10, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, N.J.S.A. 34:11D-1 (“NJESLL”) […]
June 12, 2020

More Flexible Federal Loan Bill Could Mean Big Help for Small NJ and NY Businesses

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Last week, new legislation modifying the current Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) was unanimously passed by the U.S. […]
June 5, 2020

Your Office Might Reopen Soon … Or Not?

By: Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As we enter the summer, many workers who have stayed home for several months under state mandates addressing […]
June 4, 2020

New Jersey Enters Stage 2 of Restart and Recovery

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday that the next phase in restarting New Jersey’s economy will begin on […]
May 30, 2020

Not So Fast… New Jersey Trial Court Improperly Dismissed Discrimination and Whistleblowing Claims Prior To Discovery

By: Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The Appellate Division recently reversed a lower court ruling dismissing the discrimination and whistleblowing claims of Suketu H. […]
May 28, 2020

Emiliano Rios did the Right Thing!

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Sometimes, it is unclear what is the right thing to do. Other times, it is glaringly obvious. Like when […]
May 27, 2020

Governor Murphy Signs Order Phasing in Looser Restrictions in NJ

By: Chantal N Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As one of the hardest-hit states in the country, New Jersians have added risks to assess when […]
May 19, 2020

A Party Can Prevail in a New Jersey Lawsuit — Regardless of Damages

By: Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a May 8, 2020 ruling, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court protected the right […]
May 13, 2020

Confirming Protections for New Jersey Essential Workers

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. While many New Jersey employees are at home, either working or having been laid off, others are going in […]
May 8, 2020

Frontline Workers: Hazard Pay Could be Coming Your Way

By Chantal N Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On May 1, 2020, the “Hazardous Duty Pay for Frontline Federal Workers Act” (the “Act”) was introduced […]
May 3, 2020

NJ Court Awards Significant Punitive Damages In Failure To Accommodate Case

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. It may seem like the only thing courts are doing these days is issuing various restrictions and orders related […]
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 […]