Employment Law Overview
Have you been the victim of employment law violations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York? Chances are if you suspect wrongdoing by your employer, you probably have a host of legal questions. Don’t fret — our employment law lawyers are here to give you legal guidance. The lawyers at the Arcé Law Group, P.C. will provide you with some basic New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York employment law knowledge. We offer free initial consultations as well so we can give you specific suggestions how on to proceed with your unique case.
The employment law attorneys at the Arcé Law Group, P.C. serve clients in and around Newark, Jersey City, and Princeton, NJ, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, & Staten Island in NY and Philadelphia, P.A. For years, we have been protecting the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania workers from unfair treatment by their employers. We fight back against even the most outrageous claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, civil rights violations and wage and hour violations.What Types of Employment Law Claims can I File?
Federal, state, and city laws protect employees from a variety of injustices at work. If you’ve been affected, you might consider filing one of these types of claims with the help of our lawyers:
- Sexual Harassment — if you have been the victim of unwelcome sexual conduct at work.
- Discrimination — if you are a member of a protected class and have been treated unfairly as such.
- Wrongful Termination — if you were fired under illegal circumstances.
- Wage and Hour Violations — if you were underpaid or forced to work overtime without pay.
- Family and Medical Leave Violations — if you were treated unfairly or fired for taking family or medical leave.
Confused about whether you qualify? The attorneys at the Arcé Law Group, P.C. offers free initial consultations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York employment law cases.What is an ‘Employee’?
Generally speaking, an ‘employee’ is as a person who performs services and is under the control and direction of another. However, your status as an employee might be different if you are working as a contractor, independent contractor, or hourly worker.What is an ‘Employer’?
In legal terms, an employer is a “legal entity that controls and directs a servant or worker under an express or implied contract of employment and pays (or is obligated to pay) him or her salary or wages in compensation.”What Does it Mean to be an “at-will” Employee?
In New Jersey, workers are classified as “at-will” employees. This means you can be fired at any time, for any reason. However, employment laws do protect you from certain types of unfair treatment, discrimination, and wrongful termination.What is the EEOC?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.How Long do I Have to File an Employment-Related Lawsuit in New Jersey?
You have between one and six years to file an employment EEOC lawsuit in NJ, depending on the type of claim and which laws you apply to the case. The time to bring a charge to the EEOC is shorter. Here is a basic breakdown:
(Note that there are several additions and exceptions to the list below – contact the experienced employment law attorneys at the Arcé Law Group, P.C. to discuss you specific situation further)
- Charge to the EEOC — about 180 days from the date of the discrimination (possibly 300 days)
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) —2 years
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) — 1 year
- Breach of employment contract — 6 years
- New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) — 2 or 6 years
- New Jersey Civil Rights Act (CRA) — 2 years
- New Jersey Wage & Hour Act — 2 years
- Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy — 2 years
The employment attorneys at the Arcé Law Group will explain your rights in full detail.
Employment law lawyers serving employee’s best interests in Jersey City, Newark, and Princeton as well as New York City, New York & Philadelphia
Employment law is particularly complex. At The Arcé Law Group, our main focus is on employment-related cases, giving us the advantage over the competition. We are passionate about representing employee rights. We believe in standing up for “the little guy.”
Contact us today at 212.248.0120 for a free initial consultation.