New Jersey is an "employment at will" state, which means that either the employee or the employer can end their working relationship at any point -- as long as doing so doesn't violate a contractual agreement or is a "wrongful" termination because it violates the law.
Some jobs are just inherently more dangerous than others -- but nobody should be expected to put themselves in unreasonably unsafe conditions for a paycheck.
Let's be perfectly clear about this: It is not acceptable for your employer to turn a blind eye when you are being sexually harassed at work -- even if the people doing the sexual harassment are other workers, customers or (in this case) a bunch of middle-school students.
If you were fired recently, it probably wasn't a pleasant experience. Could it have actually been illegal?
Even if you have a written contract with your employer, there's no guarantee that your employer will live up to his or her obligations.
The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act takes effect this month. Employers and employees alike should take note.
Workplace bullies come in all shapes and sizes -- but complaining to human resources or a boss about a bully has to be done carefully. Otherwise, you might be the person who ends up fired -- just for complaining!
Most people have some idea that they're about to be fired before it actually happens. If you feel like you're about to receive your pink slip any day now, is there anything you can do?
The law tries to encourage ordinary citizens to take a stand against waste, fraud and misconduct in business through monetary incentives for whistleblowers -- and the laws that protect them from retaliation are stronger than they have ever been in the past.
If you're forced to quit a job, is that really any different than being fired?