Can your employer penalize you for religious noncompliance?
Many people like to think that gender inequality no longer exists in the United States; however, many working women understand that, despite all of the progress we have made as a country, those types of injustices happen every day. Indeed, pay inequality, which means that people are paid differently based on their sex (gender), is still a wide-reaching problem that is a particularly pronounced in New Jersey. To address this blatant and longstanding problem, the New Jersey Senate passed a law to eradicate such unlawful pay practices. Unfortunately, for New Jersey working women, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed that law on May 2, 2016.
Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled that a Pennsylvania company with an office in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey owed employees almost $2 million in back wages for forcing its employees to clock out for even very short breaks - including trips to the bathroom.