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Your Work-Related Appearance: What Are Your Rights?
Your employer can create a restrictive dress code, as long as it doesn't discriminate based on a protected class. ... Read more

Read Your Employee Handbook and Policy Manual
Employers often give every new hire a copy of a company's employee handbook. Employee handbooks usually outline employment policies that must be followed by both the employer and its employees. At first, you may not think much of your employee handbook. But if you ever find yourself in a legal dispute ... Read more

Can My Employer Stop Me From Smoking?
Some states prohibit employers from firing employees for lawful off-duty activities, such as smoking. ... Read more

Drug and Alcohol Testing During Employment
Your state might restrict your employer's ability to drug test employees. ... Read more

Who Owns Employee and Independent Contractor Work Product?
"Work product" is anything you complete under the instructions of a person who has hired you. Who owns the work that you do depends on whether you are working as an employee or as an independent contractor, and whether you have sold any of your ownership rights through a written employment agreement. ... Read more

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you may have a case. More info would be needed though    Steve

Dear Anonymous, Here is a link to blog that I had previously written on this very issue.  The question that you raise is whether or not you are considered "exempt" from the overtime requirements ...Read more

Yes in most cases. There would be a couple of limited exceptions based on the type of employment (union covered, govermental, written employment contract etc.).

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In the past, many members of the U.S. Women’s Hockey team had to work second and third jobs – and half of them did. The women’s national team recently took a stand against USA Hockey ... Read more


Barclays, the British banking giant, is now under scrutiny for improper actions taken in attempt to seek out the identity of a whistleblower. At the request of its chief executive, Barclays tried to u ... Read more

Business Liability for Work Place Injuries

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on the risks posed to business owners by work related auto accidents.  This month the article will be addressing the broader topice of work place injurie ... Read more

Emotional Distress Damages

Earlier this year, in late September, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling that was an enormous victory for employees, and their attorneys, throughout the State of New Jersey.  The case, ... Read more

What is a Rice Notice, and What Should I Do If I Get One?

Many New Jerseyans who are public employees, such as school teachers, may have heard the term “Rice Notice.” A Rice Notice is a notification from a public body that it is going to discuss ... Read more

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