New Laws Mandate Equal Pay
Jan 29, 2020
New laws recently enacted in January 2020 will help further ensure and mandate equal pay among both male and female employees in New...
Rideshare Company Fined for Misclassification
Jan 10, 2020
Uber has been fined $649 million by the state of New Jersey for misclassifying its drivers to avoid paying employment taxes in the...
Hotel Panic Buttons Mandated in New Jersey
Nov 26, 2019
Recently, Governor Phil Murphy signed a unique bill to provide panic buttons for employees to protect them against unforeseen dangers of being alone...
New Jersey Wage Theft Law Passes
Oct 17, 2019
There is a new law in New Jersey that aims to prevent wage theft. The law, passed by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, holds...
Princeton Law Enforcement Chief Accused of Harassment
Sep 6, 2019
When trouble happens and victims need help, people are taught to put their faith in the police. However, sometimes public servants do not...
Dress Code Policies and Discrimination
Aug 8, 2019
Many companies use dress codes that specify what clothing is appropriate for their workplaces. This can be important when they want to project...
New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Salary History
Jul 31, 2019
A new weapon in the battle to secure equal pay surfaced to help women and minorities in New Jersey. On Thursday, July 25,...
How Should I Prepare for a Child Support Hearing
Jul 22, 2019
When parents are unable to reach an agreement on child support, they may need to appear before a judge. The judge will determine...
New Jersey Cracking Down on Worker Misclassification
Jul 11, 2019
New Jersey is cracking down on worker misclassification regarding independent contractors. Back in May 2018, Governor Phil Murphy created the Task Force on...
New Bill Aimed at Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlements
Jul 3, 2019
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed Bill S121 into a law, which prohibits employers to require employees to sign and honor non-disclosure...
Filing a Workplace Claim or Grievance
Jun 17, 2019
Employment in New Jersey comes with certain rights and protections. When these rights are violated and the employer fails to take corrective action...
Compensation for Unused Vacation Time
Apr 23, 2019
One of the key issues surrounding termination of employment due to layoffs, company closures, restructuring, or for the conduct of an employee is...
NJ Appeals Court Rules Against Pfizer
Mar 12, 2019
Clicking an electronic button in an employee training document does not count as agreeing to waive one’s right to sue, according to a...
New Wage Law Signed Into Effect in New Jersey
Feb 27, 2019
New Jersey has passed a bill that will forge an alliance with some the nation’s most progressive states, including California, Massachusetts, New York,...
I Was Terminated and Forced to Sign Release Papers
Feb 4, 2019
Losing your job is always stressful, and it is especially difficult when you had no idea your company would terminate you. When termination...
NJ Employment Wage Issues
Dec 11, 2018
There is nothing worse than having to work on a holiday – except not being compensated more for it. Holidays are generally considered...
Philip Burnham Featured in SJ Magazine’s 2018 Distinguished Men Section
Nov 8, 2018
Attorney Philip S. Burnham, managing partner of Burnham Law Group, LLC was recently featured in SJ Magazine’s 2018 Distinguished Men section. The magazine...
New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act
Nov 7, 2018
There is good news for New Jersey employees as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will be in effect as of October...
New Jersey Law to Protect Breastfeeding Mothers
Apr 3, 2018
Breastfeeding at work is now protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), signed by former Governor Chris Christie earlier this year....