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24 Mar: New Law ALERT – New Jersey “Temporary Workers Bill of Rights”

Our temporary workers, regardless of their race or status, are key contributors to the workforce in our state, Signing the Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights establishes necessary guidelines for temporary help service firms and third-party clients to ensure that these workers are afforded basic protections and treated with the dignity they deserve. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy after he signed into law  A1474/S511, commonly referred to as the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights.” This new legislation should be considered a major victory for New Jersey’s workforce, specifically its temporary workers. The law will take effect on August 5, 2023; however, certain provisions affecting newly hired employees and…


04 Nov: New Bill Supporting New Jersey Breastfeeding Moms

“Research shows that if 90 percent of families exclusively breastfed for 6 months, almost 1,000 infant deaths may be prevented annually and $13 billion would be saved in medical costs each year” (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)   As many of you already know, our slogan at Mintz & Geftic is “We Will Fight For You!” As Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers, we fight for the victims of car and truck accidents that suffer with catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage or burns. As Elizabeth, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers, we fight for the patients that endure hardships related…

7-eleven big gulp

20 Apr: Is 7-Eleven Taking a Big Gulp Out of Employee’s Checks?

Today we are continuing to discuss the important topic of wage theft. As Elizabeth, New Jersey’s premier workers’ compensation law firm, our lawyers represent and speak with New Jersey workers on a daily basis. In these discussions with our clients about their work-related injuries, we are also continuing to hear about wage theft and other aspects of employment law such as sexual harassment, gender discrimination and workplace retaliation.

Victim of Wage Theft

06 Apr: Have You Been a Victim of Wage Theft?

As many visitors to our website know, we blog about a wide variety of topics here at We cover subjects ranging from motor vehicle accidents and the types of back injuries that they can cause to a sampling of Valentine’s Day lawsuits. From the serious danger of seat back failure that has parents everywhere alarmed to the not-so-serious pondering of Santa’s workers’ compensation concerns. From construction accidents and the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. to flying manhole covers in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Powerful Coalition Formed Against New Jersey's Workers

20 Feb: Powerful Coalition Formed Against New Jersey’s Workers

A couple of months ago we wrote about A Victory for Elizabeth Workers, where we shared the news that Elizabeth had become the 10th municipality in New Jersey to provide paid sick leave to its employees. As Elizabeth’s neighborhood law firm, we at Mintz & Geftic were happy to see the local residents rally together for such a great cause. We are now less than two weeks away from the date of March 2nd, when this law will go into effect and the hardworking men and women of Elizabeth will finally have access to the benefits that they worked so hard to obtain. However,…


06 Aug: Wage Theft and Overtime Class Actions

Companies often fail to pay any overtime for more than 40 hours of work per week. The Fair Labor Standards Act and New York and New Jersey Hour Laws require that employers compensate their non-exempt employees for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week. Workers should be aware of their rights under these laws. You may be entitled to recover multiple years back wages that your employer has failed to pay. Employees are entitled to bring actions on behalf of their co-workers in court as class actions or collective actions. Companies often fail to properly pay overtime wages to many…