New Jersey Employment Lawyer
The attorneys at Lance Brown & Associates have extensive experience representing employers and entrepreneurs in the courts of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. If you are a New Jersey worker who has had your rights violated by an unscrupulous employer, or if you are a business owner in New Jersey facing allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or other employment law claims, Lance Brown & Associates is ready to take your case.
What is Employment Law?
Employment law refers to a broad collection of rights and obligations imposed by New Jersey state and federal law. Employment laws were originally established to protect an individual’s right to earn a fair wage and to protect children from forced labor. Employment law has evolved over the last 100 years to grant workers the right to be free from harassment and discrimination, the right to medical leave, protection relating to collective bargaining, and to work in safe environments.
Federal and state employment law is rapidly changing, with more expansive protections for workers being put into place every year. The employment lawyers at Lance Brown & Associates are dedicated to keeping on top of this ever-expanding area of law, helping clients benefit from long-standing protections as well as bringing cutting-edge claims based on the courts’ evolving interpretation of the law.
Areas of Practice
The dedicated employment law team at Lance Brown & Associates represents New Jersey workers and businesses across a wide range of employment law matters. If you are an employee who believes you were illegally mistreated on the job, or if you are an employer facing inaccurate claims that threaten to damage your reputation and your livelihood, our employment lawyers stand ready to help. Our areas of dedicated practice include the following:
- Wrongful termination
- Wage & Hour
- Contract disputes
- Workplace discrimination
- Non-compete agreements
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Hostile work environment
- Sexual harassment
- Severance agreements
- Whistleblower protection
- Workplace harassment
Whether you are an employee whose rights were violated or a business owner dealing with workplace claims, you need sound legal advice and representation from a dedicated employment lawyer. Call the seasoned employment lawyers at Lance Brown & Associates for help.
Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination in the workplace is never acceptable. Federal and New Jersey state law both prohibit employers from taking adverse employment actions as a result of a worker’s race, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, or advanced age. Workers are protected from harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and other adverse actions. Any of the following may give rise to a claim under federal or state anti-discrimination laws:
- Refusing to hire someone because of their age, gender, race, or other protected characteristic
- Denying bonuses or other compensation due to membership in a protected class or exercise of a legal right
- Making inappropriate comments or jokes in the workplace
- Paying similarly-situated employees differently due to membership in a protected class
- Terminating an employee for exercising a legal right, such as taking protected medical leave or filing a whistleblower complaint
These are just a few examples of how discrimination in the workplace might manifest. If you have experienced any form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, or other inappropriate workplace conduct, the experienced and passionate employment law attorneys at Lance Brown & Associates are prepared to hear your case.
State and Federal Labor Laws
The employment law team at Lance Brown & Associates has a deep knowledge and understanding of the various federal and state laws that impact New Jersey workers and employers. Some of the more important federal and state labor laws include:
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- New Jersey Family Leave Act
- New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Construction Industry Independent Contractor Act
- New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law
- New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act
Trusted Advice and Representation For Your Employment Dispute
Business and employment disputes will arise. When they do, get help from an experienced employment lawyer who can handle the matter expertly and efficiently. We represent employees who have had their rights violated, and we defend businesses so that owners and managers can focus on running their company. In New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, contact Lance Brown & Associates for help.