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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

Flat Fees, High Fixed Estimates, and Hybrid Contingency Fees

Many non-lawyers may not be aware of it, but the legal market has changed dramatically in the past decade. To be sure, the market has becom

Seasonal Employees and Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete litigation usually involves long term, nonseasonal employees as defendants in an enforcement action. A case recently decided in Illinois

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

Hostlers, Switchers, and Yardmen, Oh My!

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) require that covered, non-exempt employees be paid one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours

Understanding Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete clauses or non-compete agreements — also known as “convenants not to compete” — are found in many employment contracts. What is a

Tips for Avoiding State and Federal Wage and Hour Violations

New Jersey employers are legally obligated to comply with a myriad of state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and New Jersey

Can the IRS Help Me Get My W2 Form?

Employers who pay employees $600.00 or more and withhold taxes are required to file a W-2 form. Employers are also required to send a copy of the W-2