New Jersey Employment Law Attorney
When discussing New Jersey Employment Law, we refer to a body of law covering a myriad of topics. From wage and hour contract compliance to employment discrimination, New Jersey is at the legal forefront when it comes to protecting the rights of employees. Knowing your rights is the first step toward resolving workplace issues and getting the legal judgments you deserve.
A Relentless Pursuit of Justice
The James Taylor Law Firm is committed to protecting clients and enforcing their employment rights in New Jersey—we hate bullying, and aggressively pursue hostile work environments, unfair punishment, and wrongful discharge claims against employers. We stand with you against false charges of poor performance, workplace harassment, wage and contract issues, and other abusive workplace tactics that endanger your livelihood. Equally important is our commitment to recover monies due to you in wages and damages.
Our New Jersey Areas of Practice
Fighting for worker rights against big companies might feel like a David and Goliath challenge. The James Taylor Law Firm takes on all employers, from big corporations to private companies throughout the Garden State. Our knowledge and experience in local, state, and federal statutes concerning labor and employment laws are second to none. So, no worries. Whether you’re in a rural county or a highly populated urban environment, the same laws apply to everyone, and we will pursue them to the max.
- Employment contracts. Compensation, benefits, vacation and sick time, employment duration, termination, severance, non-compete, non-solicitation, and restrictive covenants. Let us review them before signing.
- Employment contract disputes. If an employer, employee, shareholder, partner, or client fails to live up contract terms, we thrive on resolving disputes.
- Severance packages. You deserve full and fair compensation. Not getting what you deserve? We ensure you get the full measure of what you deserve.
- Shareholder & partner disputes can threaten your business. Resolving costly conflicts is our specialty.
- Misrepresentation/bait-and-switch. Don’t let shady employers side-step the promises they made when you were hired. If it’s contractual, you may have legal recourse and grounds for being awarded damages.
- Workplace harassment. Don’t put up with it! You are entitled to a harassment-free workplace. To deny it is illegal, and you may be entitled to compensation.
- Workplace bullying. We do not like bullies and are committed to getting compensation from any employer who allows it.
- Hostile work environment. There is no place for intimidation in the workplace from co-workers or superiors. If it continues, it may be time for legal intervention.
- Constructive dismissal. Work conditions are so intolerable you are forced to leave. It should and can, under New Jersey law, be addressed as a legal issue with potential compensation.
- Wrongful termination. Being fired for prohibited reasons or no reason is illegal. We strongly recommend you fight for compensation.
- Workplace injury results in termination. This is wrong and, in most cases, will not stand up to legal scrutiny.
- Wage and hour violations. Wage and hour compensation judgments are common legal actions against employers seeking to gain work from employees on an unpaid basis. Do not perform work without compensation. It is never legal.
- Independent contractors. You may be satisfied with your status. There are certain jobs where it works quite well for everyone. Occasionally some large companies use it as a ploy to avoid paying benefits.
- An employer exacts revenge on an employee who has spoken out about or refused to ignore injustice. There are several reasons why this happens, all of them illegal and subject to legal recourse.
- Union rights retaliation is a hot topic in today’s headlines. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you or fail to uphold your rights under a union contract.
- Arbitration and mediation. At The Law Firm of James Taylor, Jr., we guide workers and companies through swift and cost-saving solutions to employment disputes.
- All members of all groups are entitled to a fair and equal work environment. Failure to ensure this can meet with some serious legal challenges and monetary compensation for the victim.
Attorney Contract Review: A Good Idea
If you are a professional in a variety of fields, you will likely be asked to sign a contract. Like any employee, you can run up against employers who either refuse to honor certain provisions of the contract or without you realizing it, have included something you’re not aware of in the agreement. When this happens, you’ll need a labor attorney to fight your case, which might not be easy once you’ve signed on without knowing what you’ve signed. Having an attorney review contracts before you sign on eliminates guesswork and saves intense legal negotiations later. An attorney review before you sign is worth it from several perspectives.
- Helps you understand your rights and obligations
- Explains key terms
- Identifies problematic provisions
- Removes or modifies problematic clauses
- Identifies risks of entering a non-compete agreement
- Negotiates a better contract or severance package
- Negotiates more favorable terms
Labor Laws in The Workplace
New Jersey has some of the strongest employee labor laws in the country. They cover a wide variety of situations and infractions and apply to everyone. If you believe your rights are being violated, the James Taylor Law Firm is here to guide you through the legal process and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Office Today: We Can Help Prevent Workplace Legal Issues
Labor laws were not only created to protect employees but also to serve as a legal guide for employers. As labor attorneys, we are well-versed in all aspects of employment law; we’re proud of our record in mediating costly employment disputes. Unsure of a particular legal precedent or, say, how to handle the hiring of immigrants and green card workers? Let James Taylor clarify things and keep your company operating on the right side of New Jersey Employment Law.
We serve Jersey City, Newark, Bayonne, Paterson, Hackensack, or any other place in New Jersey—get in touch with The Law Firm of James W. Taylor, Jr., to discuss your employment law issues. We can help. Call us at 201-418-0143 or go to our website to book a free consultation today.
The Law Firm of James W. Taylor, Jr.
580 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306