Legal Articles on Employment Law

by Law Offices of Fred Shahrooz Scampato, PC.


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Speak Out Against Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loan Loan Fraud

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | October 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM

Are you an employee of a small business that received Federal Paycheck Protection Program loan funds? Are you aware of small business owners that are abusing their PPP loans? (read more)

Does Your Employment Attorney Have Empathy?

Westfield Employment Attorney Named a Super Lawyer for 7th Straight Year

By TAPinto Westfield Staff | April 1, 2020 at 1:21 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Employment attorney Fred Shahrooz-Scampato has been chosen for the seventh year in a row to receive the honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Can I Lose my Job if I’m Quarantined for Coronavirus?

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | March 5, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Reinstatement after isolation from coronavirus quarantine.

New Jersey law provides that any person who has been placed in isolation or quarantine and who at the time of quarantine or isolation was employed shall be reinstated to their employment at the same status, seniority, and job status unless the employer’s circumstances have so changed as to make it impossible or unreasonable to do so. (read more)


New Jersey’s New Wage Law Protects Employees from Theft

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato and David Rostan | October 16, 2019 at 7:38 PM

In August of this year, the New Jersey Legislature enacted a new wage theft law that is considered one of the strongest in the nation. This is very good news for employees who work in the State of New Jersey. (read more)

Update on Wage and Hour Law That Favor Employees

By David Rostan and Fred Shahrooz Scampato | September 3, 2019 at 6:01 PM

On Aug. 6, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law A-2903/S-1790, intended to provide strict enforcement of the right of employees to receive wages, compensation or benefits. Here are key provisions: (read more)

Dramatic Changes in the Law Protect Employees From Wage Theft 

By David Rostan and Fred Shahrooz Scampato | August 29, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Has your employer failed to pay you all wages, compensation and benefits due?
Has your employer failed to pay you on time?
Has your employer retaliated or discriminated against you for complaining about unpaid wages and compensation?

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Know Your Rights Under the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law

By Fred Shahrooz Scampato | February 1, 2019 at 1:45 PM

This law, which went into effect late last year, provides that full time employees working in NJ have a right to earned sick leave. Specifically, your employer must provide you with a total of 40 hours of earned sick leave every benefit year. (read more)

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 …

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