Professional Legal Articles

The Big Picture – Employment Law Litigation Process in State Court

By Fred Shahrooz-Scampato & David Rostan | May 31, 2016

Today I am going to discuss what it entails to raise workplace claims against an employer in New Jersey State Court. You will see that …

What to do if You Uncover Illegal or Fraudulent Activities at Your Workplace?

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato and David Rostan | April 12, 2016

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.

Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato and David Rostan | March 15, 2016

Have You Been Properly Classified As an Independent Contractor or an Employee? Some companies incorrectly call workers …

Can I Bring a Lawsuit for any Kind of Hostile Work Environment?

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato and David Rostan | March 8, 2016

No, only certain types of harassment complaints are protected by law. If your harasser, however, has subjected you to a hostile work …

Stand Up For Your Civil Rights or Risk Losing Them

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | February 25, 2016

Four or five moments – that’s all it takes to become a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth …

When Should I Consult With An Attorney About Harassment or Discrimination In My Workplace?

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | February 12, 2016

The answer is and will always be the same – NOW is the time to consult with an experienced employment law attorney about harassment …

Harassment Against Women

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | January 23, 2016

Sexual and gender harassment have been around for as long as women have been in the workplace. While New Jersey is a progressive state to …

What to do if You’re Sexually Harassed

By Fred Shahrooz-Scampato | January 4, 2016

Q. What do I do if someone starts sexually harassing me at my job?   1. Memorialize all of the event(s) down in …

Super Lawyers Magazine Chooses Fred Shahrooz-Scampato

By Fred Shahrooz-Scampato | March 24, 2015

The firm is proud to announce that Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire, has been chosen for a second year in a row, to receive the …

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 employee …

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 …

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 …

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  aggressively …

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 must …

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 …

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 …

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,

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 …

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 …