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Overtime Laws and Nontraditional Work Schedules

The rules regarding overtime pay are fairly straightforward for the vast majority of employees in New Jersey. The general rule is that workers must receive 150 percent of their normal wage for every hour worked in excess of 40 per week. But there are several occupations to which exceptions apply, and vocations that demand nontraditional… Read More »

Nursing Mothers Have Rights in the Workplace

Over the years, working women have achieved a number of positive goals in the workplace after many hard-fought battles. Pregnancy is a protected class in New Jersey and women must be given maternity leave. Pregnant women must not be treated in a manner different from other employees and employers cannot ask potential employees about their… Read More »

The Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment.  Passed in 1938, it was enacted to establish fair labor standards for workers across the United States.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the FLSA on June 25, 1938. It was a landmark law—banning child labor and setting a… Read More »