Most of our clients when they are fired lose their health insurance because they are financially unable to pay the COBRA premiums. There is some good news. New Jersey's Legislature and Governor have enacted legistlation that has counter-acted the Trump Administration's attempts to sabotage the health care exchanges. This new legislation has had the positive effect of lowering premiums and has resulted in a new Silver Plan that is more affordable. We encourage those individuals who have either lost their jobs an cannot afford COBRA premiums or are working for employers who do not offer h
Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey
Prospective clients frequently call our office seeking to pursue legal action because they were terminated while on disability leave. While calling us is certainly the correct first-step in this situation, not all employers violate the law when they terminate an employee who is out on disability leave and the simple fact of receipt of short term disability benefits does not prohibit termination. For example, if an employer is doing a reorganization and your position is legitimately eliminated, you are not protected simply because you are out on disability leave.
We frequently receive calls from recently terminated employees who want to know if they are entitled to severance pay from their employer upon termination. They are understandably never happy to hear that the answer to that question is no. Generally, employers are not required to pay employees severance at termination with the following exceptions:
Employees often call us about whether their employer is required to give them time off to care for a sick family member or newborn baby. Unfortunately, only certain employers are required to provide such time off.
In the first of Green Savits' answers to Frequently Asked Questions, we address whether employers can force employees to work overtime.
Employees who contact us often complain that their employer is forcing them to work long hours and ask whether mandatory overtime is legal. The answer is, generally, yes. In New Jersey, employees are considered “at-will,” which means that your employer can require you to work more than 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day and terminate you if you refuse to do so unless: