Members of the military make monumental sacrifices, from family time to their well-being, all in service to our country. Those who serve in the National Guard and Reserves while holding down full-time jobs sometimes have to leave their place of employment temporarily when ordered to deploy.
If you are a nursing mother in New Jersey, you are considered a protected individual under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. In 2018, the New Jersey Legislature signed amendments to the existing law that makes it illegal for an employer of any size to discriminate against an employee for breastfeeding during work hours.
Not all forms of sexual harassment look the same. One form of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo harassment. In Latin, the phrase translates to “something for something” or “this for that.” An example of this type of sexual harassment is when someone in a supervising role offers an employee a favorable employment outcome in exchange for sexual relations.
Getting a job can be difficult. Sometimes, keeping one can be hard, too. As we noted in a post back in August, New Jersey stands out in the United States when it comes to mandating benefits for workers. Counted under this heading is the Family Leave Insurance program. Family Leave Insurance provides monetary benefits for up to six weeks so employees can bond with a newborn or newly adopted child, or provide care for a seriously ill or injured family member.
Those who juggle call it an art and a sport. Regardless of how you describe it, it takes lots of practice to master keeping multiple things in the air at once. We draw on this to suggest an analogy between juggling and the practice of employment law.
The history of law is long, going back thousands of years. That does not mean it is stale and dusty. The truth is that it is ever changing, and so are the implications that follow. The challenge of keeping up with the shifts is a difficult one to face unless you're immersed in the legal environment. That's the value that attorneys bring to the table, and why consulting experienced counsel matters.