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Why Taking a Salaried Position May Not Be a Step Up

Many people view transfer from an hourly position to a salaried position as a major step forward in their careers, and for many it is. Others, however, are unpleasantly surprised to see their pay dramatically reduced despite the fact they are working the same if not more hours than previously. The answer lies in the Read More

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Is a Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Understanding the differences between independent contractors and employees is important. Issues such as those of taxation and liability stem from the relationship between an employer and a contractor or employee. In New Jersey, the Department of Labor sets out an ABC test for determining responsibility for unemployment and hour and wage requirements. The test is Read More

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Employment Matters that Can be Brought to Mediation

While employment cases that go to trial get a lot of press coverage, many cases that involve employment disputes are settled privately through mediation without the need for costly litigation. If you find yourself locked in a disagreement with your employer over an issue that arises in the workplace, do not hesitate to look into Read More

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Enforcing Your Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Your employer’s actions with regard to issues such as paying you the minimum wage, overtime, and keeping records that indicate hours worked or sales commissions earned are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Aggrieved employees have the right to bring an action to enforce the provisions of this law. Individual lawsuits or collective actions Read More

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Understanding How Wage and Overtime Disputes Come into Court

Under laws such as the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), employees have a right to certain wages and overtime payments depending on their classification as exempt or non-exempt employees. When individuals are not treated fairly and do not receive the legally mandated payments to which they are entitled, options exist to ensure employers comply with Read More

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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

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Neil H. Deutsch
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About Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for…

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Bruce L. Atkins
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About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey’s premier practitioners of employment and civil litigation. He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers prestigious list every year since 2005.  This honor, bestowed upon a recipient by the votes of his peers, is a powerful nod to the skill Mr. Atkins…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt
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About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigations such as discrimination, retaliation, and whistle blowing matters.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

About Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins, PC in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins, PC, Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination, disability discrimination, FMLA, New…

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Debra M. McGarvey
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About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Americans…

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