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Employment Law

We Fight for Your Rights at Work

All workers have the right to privacy, the right to fair compensation, and the right to do their job in an environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. When your basic rights at work are not respected, we will fight aggressively to protect your freedoms and recover the compensation you are owed for what you have endured.

The South Jersey employment lawyers at the Burnham Law Group, LLC have experience helping clients in New Jersey resolve a broad range of employment law matters. We have achieved successful results for our clients in the following areas of employment law:

  • Discrimination – When you are treated unfairly because of your race, religion, age, national origin, disability, gender, or pregnancy status, we will uphold your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act – You have the right to take leave from your job to manage a serious health condition (yours or that of a family member), to deal with pregnancy complications, for the birth or adoption of a child, or for the placement of a foster child.
  • Hostile Work Environment – When someone’s behavior makes the work environment unreasonably uncomfortable or difficult, it can affect your ability to do your job effectively. When management fails to correct the issue, we advocate on your behalf.
  • LGBTQ Discrimination – New Jersey has some of the strongest protections for LGBTQ workers. Additionally, New Jersey state law explicitly addresses and prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination – New Jersey state law provides additional protections on top of federal mandates. This includes protection for breastfeeding mothers who wish to pump their milk at work.
  • Retaliation – Some workers are reluctant to speak up against unfair or unlawful treatment for fear of being fired, demoted, or harassed. We ensure those who exercise their rights in the workplace are protected from retaliation for their brave actions.
  • Sexual Harassment – Unacceptable behavior by a manager, co-worker, client, or customer includes fondling, persistent unwanted advances, sexual language or jokes, the display of sexually explicit graphics or photos, and more.
  • Unpaid Overtime – We can help you resolve wage and hour disputes or uphold your rights when you have been forced to work off the clock.
  • Unemployment – We will protect your rights when you have been wrongfully denied unemployment.
  • Whistleblower Actions – The federal government has a major interest in stopping fraud or corruption in U.S. businesses and corporations. Whistleblowers who file a qui tam claim under the False Claims Act may be entitled to substantial monetary awards. Those who do report on the unlawful actions of their employers are further protected from retaliation.
  • Workplace Harassment – This includes a wide range of harassment such as belittling, demeaning behavior or other undesirable conduct that makes an employee uncomfortable or causes an employee to feel threatened.
  • Wrongful Termination – Employers are prohibited from firing workers for discriminatory reasons, or out of retaliation for protected actions, such as reporting workplace harassment or violations of the law.
  • When violating the FLSA, wage and hour disputes can occur. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour disputes can occur when an employer fails to pay an employee their earned wages, pays an employee less than the minimum wage, or fails to pay an employee overtime.

Other Employment-Related Services We Offer

  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Department of Labor Audits
  • Drafting Commissions Agreements
  • Drafting of Handbooks, Policies, and Corporate Documents
  • Independent Investigation of Alleged Workplace Misconduct
  • Litigation of Employment Claims
  • Non-Compete Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
  • Severance Agreements
  • Training of Supervisors and Employees
  • Unpaid Commissions

South Jersey Employment Lawyers at Burnham Law Group, LLC Offer Aggressive, Knowledgeable Representation for Your Employment Law Case

We will fiercely protect your rights in an ethical, professional manner, always striving to resolve your case with the best possible outcome. We will provide personally tailored representation with consistent feedback and updates. When you have a question or a suggestion, our team will address it quickly. We recognize that your business and the elements of your case are unique as we draw on our broad range of experience to build a strong case with your best interests in mind.

To learn more about how a South Jersey employment lawyer at the Burnham Law Group, LLC can assist you, call (856) 751-5505 or contact us online today. We have offices conveniently located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, where we represent clients throughout South Jersey.

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We will listen to your case, provide our honest assessment, and give you an idea of what you can reasonably expect.
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A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

In compliance with Governor Murphy's order for businesses in New Jersey, our offices are now closed to the public. Our attorneys and staff continue to work remotely to serve all of your legal needs.

We will conduct video phone conferences and can work with our clients through various modes of technology including online file sharing and virtual meetings. Documents can be exchanged through secure drives and email.

If you have questions regarding your case, please contact the legal team at Burnham Douglass amid the Coronavirus outbreak, please call us at 856-229-0071 or contact us online.

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