Essex County Mother and Daughter Convicted for Stealing Nearly $600,000 in Unemployment Benefits

February 20, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

On December 20, 2013, Janice Allen, 57, and Janice Dilligard, 37, a mother and daughter from Newark, were convicted for filing false unemployment insurance fund claims and stealing a total of $585,304 from New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Specifically, the pair was convicted of second-degree conspiracy, second-degree theft by deception and second-degree financial facilitation, [...]

Groundbreaking NJ SAFE Bill Grants Workers Domestic Violence Leave

August 28, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE). This landmark law will provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with the right to take unpaid leave. On October 1, 2013, the law will take effect and start providing eligible employees with unpaid time off to [...]

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Discrimination Against Unemployed In Hiring

November 25, 2011 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Can a Potential Employer Discriminate Against the Unemployed in the Hiring Process? In today’s economic climate, it is truly an “employer’s market” – since there are so many people desperate for jobs, employers can be much more selective about who they hire. It has been widely reported that certain employers are not hiring job applicants [...]

Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level Since April 2009

March 13, 2011 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Unemployment in January fell to 9 percent, the lowest level since April 2009, the Labor Department announced. The drop from November’s 9.8 percent rate represented the biggest two-month decline since 1958.  This is a clear sign of an economic reprieve. It was also announced that the economy generated only 36,000 net new jobs, the fewest [...]