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    How do You Keep Your Job While Sick or Disabled?
    by Fred Shahrooz Scampato
    February 9, 2015

    One of the most common claims that I have been dealing with during the past 20+ years as an employment law attorney involves an employ...

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    When can I be Fired?
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    February 3, 2015

    One of the most common misconceptions about employment law in New Jersey is that workers think that their employers need a reason to t...

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    Solving Discrimination Cases Swiftly, Successfully
    by Fred Shahrooz Scampato
    November 20, 2014

    The best kind of discrimination cases are those that resolve swiftly and successfully. Here is one such story that resolved today: ...

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    No One Should Have to Endure Sexual Harassment
    by Fred Shahrooz Scampato
    November 14, 2014

    One of the most difficult aspects of being a victim of sexual harassment is the embarrassment and humiliation that goes along with the...

  • Call Me Today, If You Need My Help
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    October 21, 2014

    Hello, I’m Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire.  I am an employment lawyer, who for the last twenty years, has  aggressive...

  • Perceived Sexual Orientation Harassment
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    September 16, 2013

    Last week, one of my cases was featured in a Bergen Record article.  My client, along with co-counsel, David Rostan, Esquire, all...

  • 10 Frequently Asked Questions on New Jersey Wage Law
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire
    May 28, 2013

    What is the minimum wage in New Jersey? The minimum wage in New Jersey is $7.25 per hour.  With few exceptions, employees mus...

  • FMLA – Know Your Rights or Risk Losing Them!
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire
    May 23, 2013

    Last week I posted a blog entry on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and specifically, sought to cut through the legalize so that a...

  • Family Medical Leave Act – What You Should Know
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    May 15, 2013

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law administered by the Federal Wage and Hour Division of the United States Depar...

  • Do you know an “Archie Bunker”?
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    March 13, 2013

    One of the things I love most about being an employment law litigator is being an advocate for the underdog.  As a society, ...

  • Are You Being Sexually Harassed?
    by Fred Shahrooz Scampato
    February 22, 2013

    New Jersey and Federal laws have been passed to protect employees from sexual harassment. There are two types of harassment that are c...

  • Protecting Persons From Unlawful Housing Discrimination
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire
    January 22, 2013

    New Jersey’s fair housing laws for persons with disabilities are among the strongest in the nation.  The New Jersey Law Aga...

  • Time Off From Work – Employee Rights
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    January 16, 2013

    Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) – The FMLA generally requires employers to provide employees with twelve weeks...

  • How Employment Law Attorneys can Provide Assistance to Small and Medium Sized Companies
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    January 9, 2013

    Many small and medium companies do not have the resources to fund a full time human resources position.  Many smaller businesses ...

  • Sexual Harassment, What it is and What it is not!
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    January 2, 2013

    What is Important to Remember? When it comes to sexual harassment, events are usually viewed in context. This means that in determ...

  • Employee Handbook Top 10
    by Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
    December 26, 2012

    Top Ten Reasons Why Your Business Needs An Employee Handbook 1.         Provide clear gui...