“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
If our work life was as blissful and trouble free as Confucius’ quote aspires it to be, there would be no need for employment laws and the lawyers who practice them. Unfortunately, the relationship between employer and employee has historically been one fraught with employers subjecting employees to overbearing control, oppressive treatment, unsafe work conditions, bias fueled unfairness and grievous retaliation. It’s no wonder this relationship was once referred to as one of master (employer) and servant (employee). And this would remain an apt description today if not for the enactment of federal and state laws and rules regulating the relationship between employers and employees.
Employment laws seek to ensure that employment decisions are based on the merit of a person’s qualifications or track record of performance as opposed to opinions and beliefs based on negative stereotypes associated with classes of people with common characteristics and backgrounds. Because of this we now have laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, and/or sexual orientation . This is also why we have laws protecting employees who blow the whistle on employers who violate the law or operate contrary to federal or state public policy. Employment laws also serve to regulate the more granular aspects of work life such as dictating the minimum pay employees must receive, mandating the work environment be safe and hazard free, and permitting workers leave from work to care for their own serious medical conditions and those of their immediate family members.
The New Jersey employment attorneys at Mashel Law are skilled, experienced, and devoted to representing those who have been denied the rights afforded to them by our federal and state employment laws. The practice area links below provide a general overview of the various employment laws our attorneys at Mashel Law use to ensure our clients are provided with a safe and harassment free work environment in which to pursue their chosen careers and earn a fair wage to support themselves and their families.
- Class Action Claims
- Whistleblower Claims
- Workplace Retaliation Claims
- Workers Compensation Retaliation Claims
- Wrongful Termination
- Discrimination Claims
- Federal And New Jersey Family Leave Acts Claims
- Wage And Hour Law Violations
- Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors
- Severance Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- False Claims Act (“Qui Tam”)
- Mediation & Arbitration
- Reduction in Force, Mass Layoff, Site or Branch Closings
- New Jersey Wage Payment Law
- FMLA Interference and Retaliation Claims
- Workplace Torts
- Fair Labor Standards Act Wage Claims
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act Claims
- Unemployment Insurance Appeals
- Breach of Contract
- Employment Contracts
- Wage and Hour Law
- Mashel Law Represents Persons Whose Civil Rights Have Been Violated
- Gender Discrimination Is Not Tolerated in New Jersey
- Marital Status Discrimination Prohibited In New Jersey
If you believe your employer has violated employment laws in its treatment of you, do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Mashel Law (732) 536-6161 or fill out the contact form on this page to learn what your rights are. Mashel Law located in Marlboro, New Jersey, is dedicated exclusively to protecting the rights of employees.