Many New Jersey workers are aware of the basic premise of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is the law that requires employers to pay non-exempt employees at least the federal minimum wage for hours worked. Additionally, overtime must be paid for time over 40 hours in the work week. There are details about this law that are often overlooked by employers and employees alike.
Many New Jersey residents are unaware that there are no federal laws that protect transgender people from job discrimination. Though people are protected from job discrimination that is based on gender or sexual orientation, they are not protected from discrimination for their gender identity. Transgender people can also be discriminated against in housing without legal recourse.
Recently, a reporter asked presidential candidate Donald Trump what he thought his daughter Ivanka should do if she were to be sexually harassed in the workplace. His response: "I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case."