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Q: I am appealing my NJ unemployment case and would like to know if it is wise to get a lawyer? need free council

I am unemployed and receive NJ snap benefits. I am negative in my bank account and I can not afford council. is there help for me?

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 15, 2021

you can reach out to legal services. Otherwise, most lawyers will charge a fee. You are not required to have a lawyer although it may be helpful.

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Q: In the state of NJ if you're hired to do a 40-hr per wk job,

& they insist you punch out after 8 hrs per day, is this llllegal. No OT IS BEING PAID

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 13, 2021

Without more information, this is not illegal.

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Q: Is an employer able to contest a fired employee's unemployment if they offered a severance package at dismissal?

The severance was never paid after the papers were signed and delivered. This was 10 months ago. Now unemployment sent a letter that the boss is refusing and listing different reason for the dismissal. Letter was received Friday and the appeal is letter is due on Monday. Should I include all this... Read more »

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 12, 2021

Your boss is probably providing as a reason for separation that there was poor performance or "misconduct". You should definitely file the appeal and provide your evidence. If you would like to discuss further, please contact me at 201-488-2600.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a job put you on unpaid leave for thirty days then after that thirty days say you quit?

I work as a contractor for Johnson n Johnson for company names Eurest! J&j recently mandated the vaccination and I do have two health problems I feel is a risk for it but my Dr denied me a medical excemption due to not looking good on their practice basically so the manager said he would help... Read more »

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 8, 2021

Yes. It would be viewed as a voluntary quit. Companies can mandate vaccines unless you have a medical or religious exemption.

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Q: My employer of 13 years had just eliminated my position and gave me a notice of few days 15 or so days Is that legal ???

I read somewhere he had to give me 60 days , could that make legal ground to sue

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 7, 2021

it depends. Most employment in NJ is employment at will which means you can be fired without any notice. I would need to know if you have an employment contract, if you're a member of a union, etc.

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