New Jersey Employment Dispute Lawyer
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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 a number of allegations such as wrongful discharge, CEPA/Retaliation, and wage claims. Navigating New Jersey law as a business can also be tough as the businesses are highly regulated, particularly against discrimination.
If your business is facing allegations from a disgruntled former employee, we're ready to hear from you. At Reardon Anderson, LLC we are well-versed in the laws and regulations that govern our local industries and what can be done to protect the interests of our client businesses. We'll thoroughly assess the charges against your company and devise assertive, effective steps forward in resolving your employment dispute as favorably as possible.
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Many employees who disagree with their termination decision attempt to make a wrongful discharge claim. These claims can expose employers to substantial financial losses and damage a company’s reputation. Through our examination of your case, our attorneys can evaluate any evidence a former employee has to support his or her accusations.
Wrongful termination claims often cite discrimination a based on:
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
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 such 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 faces potential legal issues. 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.
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.
Common defenses for businesses faced with a wage claim suit include:
- Minimum wage exemptions
- Overtime exemptions
- Statute of limitations
- Good faith
Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today
Employment and labor disputes can be complex and nuanced. If your company has been served with a lawsuit, Reardon Anderson, LLC has the experience and knowledge you need to protect your interests at this critical time. Our firm believes in a vigilant, thoughtful approach to ensure the best outcome for our business clients grappling with these issues. We understand the stakes in these claims and are committed to proactively addressing your concerns throughout every stage of the process.
Call our experienced New Jersey employment disputes lawyers at (732) 997-7749 to seek solutions today. We're ready to hear your story.