Rights of Employees
We Are Fully Operational During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Here to Help
Almost everyone has been adversely impacted by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. We understand that these are extremely challenging times for families and employees.
From an employment law perspective, numerous layoffs, furloughs and sudden unemployment have been extremely disruptive, if not devastating, to many of us. Our attorneys are here to help.
We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving pandemic and how your rights as an employee may be impacted. While we are taking every precaution to protect our own employees, we also continue to do what is necessary to remain accessible to our clients during this challenging time.
You can rest assured that we are continuing to advance the rights of employees in New Jersey and New York.Frequently Asked Questions About Our Firm During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our office during the COVID outbreak.Q. Are You Still Open for Business During the Pandemic?
A. Yes. Our law firm remains fully operational.
While our employees are working almost entirely remotely, and our physical office is closed to the public, we are continuing to provide the same level of quality legal services and representation as always, targeted to your needs.Q. Are You Still Accepting New Clients?
A. Absolutely! We continue to schedule consultations with new clients and to handle new cases. We would be happy to evaluate your case.Q. How Can I Contact You About My Case?
A. You can continue to contact us as usual. We are available by telephone at (973) 744-4000 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contact us about a new case or legal issue, you can contact us online.Q. How Are You Meeting With Clients?
A. Since our office is closed to clients, we are conducting all of our meetings remotely. Many of our attorneys are offering consultations via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. All of our attorneys are offering telephone consultations.Q. How Has the Coronavirus Impacted Your Hours?
A. We continue to have staff available to address your needs Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. In addition, our attorneys continue to work extended hours, as necessary to meet the needs of our clients.Q. I Was Fired as a Result of the Coronavirus. Can You Help?
A. Yes. Our employment lawyers continue to review all of the latest legal developments relating to COVID-19. We represent clients who have been
- unlawfully denied a family or medical leave related to the coronavirus;
- unreasonably denied permission to work from home during the outbreak;
- denied reinstatement after a quarantine;
- laid off or fired because they or a member of their family has COVID-19; or
- illegally fired as part of a reduction-in-force stemming from the current economic downturn.
For additional information, please see our article: Coronavirus: New Jersey Employment Rights During a Pandemic.Contact Us
Please let us know if your rights as an employee have been adversely impacted, or if you need employment law advice or assistance during this extremely difficult time.
If you have any additional questions, or would like to discuss your individual situation, we encourage you to call us at (973) 744-4000.