NJ Labor And Employment Law

The New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Blog is authored by Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio, shareholders in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, with support from the associates in the Group. It is dedicated to provide news and updates regarding all labor and employment matters throughout New Jersey.

Facebook Status: You're Fired

The facts may change but the story remains the same.  Employee posts derogatory statements on Facebook.  Employee gets fired. The most recent example of this occurred in Paterson, New Jersey and involved a first grade teacher.  The teacher posted the following status updates on her Facebook page: I’m not a teacher – I’m a warden […]

Employer's Creative Method to Reduce Overtime Pay Upheld by Federal Court

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), non-exempt employees eligible to receive overtime are entitled to receive one and a half times their regular rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 hours during any work week.  On an oil rig maintained by Redland Energy Services (“Redland”), employees were receiving over 40 hours of […]

Restriction of Firearms in the Workplace

In light of recent mass-shootings, questions have been raised regarding firearms in the workplace. New Jersey already has some of the strictest firearms laws in the United States.  Presently it is illegal to own or possess ammunition magazines in New Jersey that hold more than 15 rounds.  Concealed carry permits are issued in extremely limited […]