By Rebecca Baird-Remba
New Jersey's most infamous defender of drug lords, gang members, and pimps, Paul Bergrin, was back in Newark federal court on Tuesday and facing a laundry list of charges from drug trafficking to racketeering. The man dubbed by New York magazine as "the baddest lawyer in the history of... Read More »
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A former "Teacher of the Year" in a New Jersey school district was fired after being arrested for allegedly streaking through an apartment complex. Mark C. Bringhurst, a tenured fifth grade teacher in Vineland, N.J., was the first educator to lose his job under the state's speedier new... Read More »
Q: Can my employer let me go because of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy? I have worked for my employer since 2001, but the hurricane destroyed where I work. I have moved far up my place of employment, and I have very loyal customers. Now we may not be open for another month. I don't think they will pay me... Read More »
Out-of-state workers have been pouring into New Jersey to help with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy, but one Alabama-based utility crew claims that it returned home because of a requirement that all workers be union-affiliated. Labor officials, a New Jersey utility company and Gov. Chris Christie... Read More »
Tens of thousands of Americans still aren't going to work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the largest tropical storm ever known to make landfall in the Northeast. Many have no work to go to -- with all the businesses in lower Manhattan still without electricity. But for those determined to get to the office... Read More »
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign the labor market's slow recovery was gaining traction.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 363,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.... Read More »
It's been nearly six years since sexual assault charges were first lodged against James Mauti, a sports-medicine physician in Springfield, N.J. His accuser is his former bookkeeper, who alleges that when she sought treatment for her back pain Mauti instead drugged and then molested her and took photos during... Read More »
By Katie Zezima
When Marland Lawrence entered the fire academy after coming home from the Navy, he was surprised to find out he was not the only veteran in his class. Almost everyone else had also just left the military.
Lawrence was one of 28 veterans in Newark's 41st fire recruit class, which graduated... Read More »
By Abby Rogers
A New Jersey city that reported a murder rate of 46.8 per 100,000 people in 2010 is now without a police department.
Camden, N.J., often dubbed the most dangerous city in the country, is disbanding its police department in a bid to shave millions of dollars off the annual budget, FoxNews.com... Read More »
What's the defining characteristic of working in the digital age? Computers have changed many things, but the Internet and social media provide workers with greater ability to both promote and express themselves. Especially when you feel that you've lost your job unfairly. Given that "anyone with a Facebook... Read More »
Ask Daniel Felner about his $7.65 per hour job as a receptionist at a YMCA branch in New Jersey, and the 26-year-old will get effusive. "Everyone is so pleased with me," he says in a telephone interview. "I get complimented on the way I answer phones. Sometimes I compliment people when they walk in. And most of... Read More »
Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth.
For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »
When Chelsea Schubart graduated from the University of Rhode Island last year, she seemed poised for success. She had racked up several academic honors, internships, and degrees in elementary education and psychology.
But a year later, the 23-year-old resident is working two part-time jobs, one of them at her... Read More »
It's hard to know how far any of us would go to save a colleague's life, but it appears that four New Jersey roofers were willing to risk theirs after a co-worker fell through a factory roof and plunged into a vat of acid 40 feet below.
The workers rescued Martin Davis (pictured at left), a 44-year-old iron... Read More »
A trial in Union County, N.J., is pitting five construction workers against their former colleague in what the group says was the man's attempt to deceive them of their share of nearly $40 million in lottery winnings.
The five workers sued their colleague, Americo Lopes (pictured, left, with his wife,... Read More »
For anyone wondering whether it's possible to draw a paycheck while sitting in jail, it appears the answer is yes -- at least for one municipal worker in Bayonne, N.J.
The employee, 71-year-old Edward H. Broderick, is serving 90 days in jail for a drunk driving conviction and is using vacation time to draw a... Read More »
BAYONNE, N.J. -- Hours after he was hired, authorities accused a New Jersey teacher of engaging in explicit online chat with a law enforcement officer who posed as a 12-year-old girl.
Richard D'Amato Jr. of Bayonne is charged with two counts of attempted sexual assault of a minor, two counts of attempted... Read More »