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Discrimination in the Remote Work Age

While remote work may have been around prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures pushed forward toward a new era. The Remote Work Age is upon us and an unprecedented number of workers continue in partly or fully remote work positions, some on a temporary basis and some on a permanent...

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Protection Against Employment Discrimination for Marijuana Use

In February of 2021, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed three key pieces of cannabis legislation. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, the “Cannabis Act,” legalized the recreational use and possession of cannabis and cannabis products in New Jersey. There was also a decriminalization law that legalized possession...

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Employer Violating the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, passed as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, was created by Congress in an attempt to right sex-based pay inequities that have historically plagued the earning potential of women. The hope of the Equal Pay Act was for women to receive “equal pay...

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What Does the Dodd-Frank Act Prohibit?

Wall Street went through a legislative overhaul back in 210 when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21st. One of the main goals of the Act was to encourage insiders to assist the government in the prosecution of those who have violated securities laws...

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What Qualifies as ADA Disability?

The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law. It protects employees with disabilities against discrimination perpetrated by employers. Title I of the ADA states that employees with disabilities are not to be shortchanged on employment opportunities due to their disability. This means that employees with disabilities should...

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What Is Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination in the workplace and in everyday life is a pervasive problem. Even offhand or what may have been intended or perceived as harmless comments can end up having significant adverse impacts on a person’s life and career. When the negative treatment of a person due to his or her...

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