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Extracurricular: How Outside Actions Can Affect You At Work

Fortunately, most people are at least somewhat aware of their rights at work. Reporting discrimination or filing a claim are just two examples of behaviors that can be considered “protected actions” under New Jersey law. But what about when you’re away from the workplace? Is a Facebook post really grounds for termination? What about participating … Continue reading Extracurricular: How Outside Actions Can Affect You At Work

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10 Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid Medical Malpractice

Top 10 Tips that explain how to avoid medical malpractice to obtain the best medical care possible. 1. Exercise your privilege in choosing your own doctor, and choose wisely. Finding the right doctor for you takes research. Look for a referral who is honest, respectful, certified, affiliated with a hospital, and experienced. When choosing the … Continue reading 10 Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury Law: What to Look for in a Lawyer

Personal Injury Law: What to Look for in a Lawyer

After an injury-causing accident, one of the most difficult issues that victims struggle with is choosing an attorney. There are literally thousands of lawyers throughout the state competing for the same injured clients, and it can be difficult for consumers to figure out how to choose the attorney that would be best for them. Here … Continue reading Personal Injury Law: What to Look for in a Lawyer

What is the New Jersey Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

What is the New Jersey Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that requires employers with at least 50 employees to provide up to 12 weeks per year of time off for employees facing certain situations. In addition, if you work for an employer with 50 or more employees in New Jersey, you are also protected … Continue reading What is the New Jersey Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

Smartphones at Work: Your Rights to Record

Smartphones at Work: Your Rights to Record

It’s almost impossible these days to go through life without a smartphone, and employees in the workplace are no exception. Even in cases where they have a work issued cell phone, the ubiquitous nature of one’s personal phone causes some tension between employers and their employees when used in the workspace. Here is a look … Continue reading Smartphones at Work: Your Rights to Record