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Noncompete Clauses Are a Growing Concern for Employees

This is part I of a story we are passionate about from the NY Times documenting the growing concern of workers and noncompete clauses. Have you ever been asked to sign a noncompete clause as part of an employment contract? Though these legal documents were once used exclusively to protect proprietary company data and intellectual…
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Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa

Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 19, 2017 Meyer v. University of Iowa, District Court of Iowa, Polk County (Settlement announced May 18, 2017) A settlement of $6.5 million was announced this week after a verdict in the gender and sexual orientation discrimination case brought against the University of Iowa by…
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The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Process

Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that bridges the gap between jobs. If you’ve lost your job, being eligible for…
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New Jersey Appellate Court Hands Workers a Win in Unemployment Benefits Case

Over the last several years, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has taken a number of steps attempting to introduce new language to the laws surrounding unemployment benefits. Many of these have been viewed as unnecessarily harsh, and the department has been accused of purposely limiting terminated workers’ ability to file for…
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Week Ending 5/12/17: Hejda v. Bell Container

Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 12, 2017 Hejda v. Bell Container Corp., ___ N.J. Super. ___; 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 59 (App. Div. May 9, 2017) (Published) In a published opinion this week, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a discrimination claim brought under the New Jersey Law Against…
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