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Lawyer sued after hackers use her AOL account to scam clients

New Jersey residents may find it amusing to a degree that a Manhattan couple is suing their former attorney for malpractice after cyber criminals hacked into her AOL email account and used it to scam them out of almost $2 million. The lawsuit was filed on April 18.

Gay federal employees can take FMLA leave

New Jersey employees may be familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act. Enacted in 1993, the FMLA allows covered workers to take leave from their jobs without risk of termination for certain family and medical-related reasons. Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the rights that are extended to married employees by the FMLA apply to employees in same-sex marriages.

Paid family leave in New Jersey

New Jersey workers may not be aware that they are allowed to take paid leave to take care of sick family members or to care for new babies. The law, passed in 2009, allows people to take up to six weeks off from work while receiving two-thirds of their salary up to a weekly maximum of $615.

How companies handle reports of sexual harassment

New Jersey companies can face many negative consequences if an employee is sexually harassed. To avoid litigation fees and damaged reputations, many companies will take action as soon as it is reported. Most businesses have written policies about what should be considered sexual harassment and how and to whom any incidents should be handled.

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