New Jersey Limits Employer Access to Employees’ Social Media Accounts

A new law which took effect on December 1, 2013 makes New Jersey the latest of a growing number of states — including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington — that prohibit employers from requesting access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees. The […]

Can You Trust A Potential Employer? Here Are Some Tips!

Finding a job is hard enough without having to worry about the integrity of your employer. However, the amount of scams out there is numerous and if a potential employee is not careful, they can be the victim of one that can have major consequences for their career. It is vital to get informed and […]

The Employer’s Responsibilities Regarding Immigration

The Employer’s Responsibilities Regarding Immigration

Immigration is a controversial topic, especially in the last ten years. And no matter what side of the spectrum you are on, there is one thing for sure: the law is the law.

Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that discusses inspections and employer’s immigration […]

Negotiating Strategies to Achieve Maximum Compensation (Part One)

As an individual, you always want to get the best deal as possible. Being an employee is no different. As an employee, you should always try to receive the best compensation, pension, benefits, severance etc you can obtain.

When facing termination for any reason, do not accept the employer’s first offer regarding severance. Always request […]

Think You’re an Employee?…Think Again

When you’re working for a company or employer of some kind, it would only make sense to think of yourself as an employee wouldn’t it? Ah, if only it was that simple. However, various positions of employment are considered “Independent Contractors” for various reasons under the law and the differences between the two titles are […]

Creating a High Standard: An Overview of Drug Testing

Opinions greatly vary regarding both the use of drugs and alcohol and its testing. But whatever your view, it is clear that there are certain limitations on your employer’s ability to drug test you and the procedures he/she may use.

It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an employee or potential […]

An Oral Contract Ain’t What it Used to Be

Long gone are the days where a man’s word was worth its weight in gold. In today’s modern age, false assurances can leave an individual disappointed and sometimes seemingly hopeless. But nothing is more detrimental than a broken promise given by a future or current employer. In today’s economy, employees can no longer risk the […]

Applicant References: What is your past employer really saying about you?

Throughout our lives we transition in-between jobs quite frequently, and as a result, potential employers look to inquire about our past job history through references of employment. However, what if your previous employer gives you a negative recommendation which leads to you not getting the job? Can that employer be held liable for “bad- talking” […]

Background Checks: Has the past really passed?

In a day and age where job prospects are not as plentiful as they once were, it is important to ensure that we strive to be the best job candidates possible; but that doesn’t mean we’re perfect! You may have a bad credit history, a run-in with the law, or even a photo or two […]