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Most businesses encounter employment and labor disputes when a former employee claims they have been wrongfully discharged. If this occurs, a company could face allegations such as wrongful discharge, CEPA/Retaliation, and wage claims. Navigating New Jersey law as a business can also be tough as companies are highly regulated, particularly against discrimination.

If you’re facing fraudulent charges from a disgruntled former employee, give us a call. Each lawyer at our firm uses our clients’ industry-specific knowledge as a valuable resource. During our initial evaluation, we analyze the legal issue and establish your goal. We then take steps to employ an innovating and common sense approach to achieving this aim.

To schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.

Wrongful Termination

Many employees who disagree with their termination decision attempt to make a wrongful discharge claim. These can expose employers to substantial financial loss because you must hire a lawyer to defend you and you could face a verdict that doesn’t go in your favor. It can also decrease a company’s productivity level and cast a pall over your business’s reputation. Through our examination of our case, our attorneys can evaluate what if any evidence a former employee has to support his or her accusations. We can then work from there to formulate a strong defense for you to work out through negotiations or in court.

Those who accuse your business of wrongful termination could claim their dismissal was caused by their gender, race, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, or religion. Likewise, if they filed a worker’s compensation claim, they could claim they were wrongfully terminated in retaliation. If they win their suit, you could face paying for their legal fees, lost wages, and be forced to reinstate him or her at the position.

CEPA/Retaliation

The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) prevents any employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or threatening to disclose any activity, policy, or practice of the business that violates a law, rule, or regulation. However, an employee’s termination might have nothing to do with their disclosure and everything to do with his or her overall job performance.

In New Jersey, most employees can be fired at any time for any reason in what is known as at-will employment. However, if the employee later claims he or she had revealed a whistleblowing claim that led to his or her termination, a business then has a legal battle to deal with. If an employee wins such a suit, he or she is eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, potential lost wages, legal fees, and emotional distress. Additionally, a business could incur punitive damages for perceived wrongdoing.

Wage Claims

If an employee has a wage claim against your business, you could be facing charges from both the state of New Jersey and the federal government under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The state oversees minimum wages, hours of employment, and regulations regarding premium wages and overtime. New Jersey allows employees to bring claims against their employers if the business violated the provisions of state wage. Additionally, the Commissioner of Labor is authorized to assess and collect administrative penalties for $250 for a first violation and a maximum of $500 for each subsequent breach. There are, however, several defenses for businesses who are accused of violating federal and state law, including minimum wage exemptions, overtime exemptions, statute of limitations, and good faith.

Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today

Your business could face huge fines if an employee wins a suit against you. Employment and labor disputes can also be complex and nuanced. Don’t go it alone. Reardon Anderson has the practical experience and knowledge you need to protect your interests. Our firm believes in a proactive approach to ensure the best outcome for our business clients when faced with employment and labor disputes. We understand there is a great deal at stake in your employment dispute, which is why we want to build trust with our clients. We are committed to involving you in every step of the process and proactively address your concerns as they arise. Trust your case to our aggressive and experienced representatives.

Contact our experienced New Jersey employment disputes lawyers to schedule your initial case consultation today.

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