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New Jersey lawyer focusing on special education law and employment law

Category: Employment Law

Joint Employer and Overtime Pay

The concept of “joint employer status” is elusive to employers and employees alike. The Fair Labor Standards Act provide that all joint employers

Calculating Overtime Pay for Tipped Employees

A basic explanation of how to calculate overtime pay for non-exempt employees was provided in a previous blog post. In the hospitality industry –

The Problem with Unpaid Interns

At face value, it sounds like a win-win situation when businesses hire college students–even recent college graduates–as unpaid interns. It gives

Seeking Relief for FLSA Violations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping requirements, and child labor

Hiring Minors to Work in New Jersey

Employers who hire teenagers under 18 years of age and fail to comply with child labor laws and regulations put their business and employees at risk.

Employer Retaliation and FLSA

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued Fact Sheet #77, which make clear that employers cannot retaliate against employees who complain of

Are Employees Entitled to Paid Breaks and Meal Times?

The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New Jersey labor law require that minors (employees who are 17-years old or younger) be given a thirty

Classifying Independent Contractors

One way employers avoid paying benefits and taxes is to classify employees as “independent contractors.” But this is one of the gravest mistakes an

Docking Pay for Theft, Damage, and Loss of Company Property

When an employee damages company equipment, may a New Jersey employer dock (“deduct”) the employee’s wages? When an employee loses or steals

Employees: Think Before You Post

In a previous blog post, I wrote about teachers who were terminated for posting derogatory comments about their students. But now, it seems that