Employment Law

You work hard to create a good life for yourself and your family. The last thing you need to deal with is an issue on the job that may result in legal action. Employment laws were established to protect workers. We at Mullen Law Firm know these laws and how they affect the employer and employee relationship. There’s no reason to suffer at work if there is help available.

Workplace Discrimination

Do you think you’ve been discriminated against in your workplace? Discrimination can occur in several situations at work including:

  • the hiring process
  • employee promotions
  • job transfers
  • wages and other compensation
  • performance reviews
  • termination from a job

There are many ways that discrimination is used, most of which are covered by state and federal laws. The major categories of discrimination include:

  • race
  • gender
  • age
  • physical disability
  • religion
  • national origin

Sometimes it’s not obvious that discrimination has occurred. We can help determine if it has and what kind. If you suspect that you have been the victim of any type of discrimination in the workplace, contact us to see what we can do to help.

Wages, Benefits and Work Hours

There are state and federal employment laws that specify what is expected from an employer in terms of:

  • minimum wage
  • overtime pay
  • meal and break times
  • vacation time
  • paid and unpaid sick leave
  • severance pay

Employers must meet the minimum guidelines. If you think that your employer is not meeting these legal requirements, contact us. We will review the requirements with you and how your employer may not be complying.

Harassment in the Workplace

Employees have the right to a safe work environment. Whenever sexual harassment or bullying occurs, there is tension in the workplace that doesn’t allow employees to do their best. If one person is being harassed, it’s likely that others know about it and are on their guard. Harassment creates an anxious work environment for everyone. If you are the recipient of harassing behavior by your employer, let us help you find the best way to address it.

Proud to Serve Our Community

We have assisted the people of Hoboken and the surrounding communities for 25 years. Corinne Mullen, partner in the Mullen Law Firm, has the experience to help you with any employment law matters. We are here to serve the working people of New Jersey. Let us help you get back to working on the good life for you and your family.