A township in Essex County has fired back at its chief financial officer’s lawsuit, claiming unprofessional, “boorish behavior” in the workplace is not a violation of state whistleblower laws meant to protect employees from retaliatory acts.
Employers finding it more difficult to find workers for summer jobs
It’s costing Julian Avalos, owner of Two Crepes in Union City, a little more, but there’s not much else he can do.
Restoring cost-of-living pension hikes for N.J. public workers gets new life as inflation soars
As the U.S. continues to face soaring inflation, a decade-old debate over restoring automatic cost-of-living adjustments to the pensions of retired government workers in New Jersey is bubbling again.
Paterson cop who claimed she was forced to retire after shooting settles discrimination lawsuit for $185K
A former Paterson police officer who claimed she was forced to retire after shooting an unarmed man in front of his children more than four years ago has settled a discrimination lawsuit with the city for $185,000, officials said Tuesday.
NJ Transit settles discrimination suits with 2 employees for $3.2M
NJ Transit has agreed to settle racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuits brought by two employees, including a woman who successfully sued the agency for racial discrimination in 2014 — for a total of $3.2 million.
N.J. state workers will now return to offices on rolling basis. Some lawmakers aren’t happy.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration set an Oct. 18 deadline for all state workers in New Jersey to return to their offices full-time for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state.
Dear Annie: Couples fight turned workplace gossip
Dear Annie: How much is appropriate to share in the workplace when it comes to personal matters?
A man failed workplace drug test days after N.J. legalized weed and was fired. Now he’s suing.
A fired worker is testing New Jersey’s state’s cannabis law by suing his former employer, alleging he was wrongfully terminated for marijuana use days after the state legalized the drug.
COVID exposed issues plaguing essential workers. Now let’s fix them, lawmakers say
Essential workers were praised for staying on the job during the coronavirus pandemic, but as the region moves more into an economic recovery, experts and advocates fear those workers might be left behind.
N.J. cop who was fired after accusing his bosses of racism to get job back, judge rules
A police officer in Essex County who was fired over a year ago after he filed suit against Caldwell and its police chief alleging his bosses made racist remarks will get his job back, a judge has ruled.