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Wage And Hour Law In New Jersey

Both overtime and minimum wage law in New Jersey are derived from the Department of Labors Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Non-exempt New Jersey workers have certain rights to compensation and treatment, and understanding these rights is the first step in not having them abused or taken away.

New Jersey Labor Provisions

In New Jersey, certain compensation practices are regulated by law to protect employees from unfair treatment. In the case of your final wages after being terminated or quitting your job, the next scheduled paycheck should include them. Additionally, paycheck deductions should never be undertaken as disciplinary action for items or equipment lost or damaged by you.
Your employer may lower your rate of pay, but must inform you in advance of such a change. This change in pay rate cannot affect your already-earned wages; those are to be compensated at whatever your rate of pay was at the time.

Overtime Pay in New Jersey

New Jersey overtime is considered any hours worked in excess of 40 during a workweek. A workweek is seven full, consecutive days. It must always begin and end on the same day, which is established by your employer for the duration of your employment. It cannot be the average of more than one week of work.
Most exemptions from New Jersey overtime pay extend to salaried individuals, but that does not mean that if you are on salary you are not entitled to overtime. Additionally, overtime exemptions are based on job functions, not titles. Salaried individuals who work in executive, administrative, or professional capacities (all further defined on the NJ Department of Labor website) are generally exempt from overtime pay. These positions require independent judgment and decision-making, which is often the deciding factor. Outside sales and service persons are also usually exempt.

Minimum Pay in New Jersey

The New Jersey minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, which is the same as the Federal minimum wage. Following is some additional information about New Jersey minimum wage:

Tipped employees who make more than $30 a month in tips are guaranteed the minimum wage. The tips may count as your wages, but if the sum of your tipped wages does not equal $7.25 for each hour you worked, then your employer must pay you the difference.

There is no minimum wage for minors in the state of New Jersey. However, the apparel, beauty culture, retail, hotel and motel, cleaning and dyeing, and first processing of farm products industries must pay them $7.25 an hour.
For more information on these areas of New Jersey labor law, visit USOvertimeLawyers.com. Their experienced New Jersey overtime lawyers can help you fight for your rights to fair compensation in New Jersey.

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Online Shopping More Competitors- More Discounts-more Users

It is a chain that’s keeps repeating itself in all moulds of business. Competition leads to lower prices and lower prices leads to users changing their loyalties. Same is the case with Online Shopping in India. What was a fad till a few years ago is now a common feature. Online Shopping in India has grown by leaps and bounds and the winner at the end of the day is not only the Portals that rake the moolah but more importantly the online user/consumer who gets the best deals and discount as competitors vie with each other for a share of the online pie.
The growing retail boom, increasing internet users and brand awareness has resulted in an interest in the space of online shopping. The tightening work schedule, traffic jams, massive crowds on weekend, paucity of time and convenience have also been the driving factors behind the rise of online business, thus creating more opportunities for the portal owners to expand their lines of business.
Online shopping was initially limited to sale of books and music on internet though today it has reached a wider proposition, where one can buy stuff ranging from Apparels, Accessories, Computers, Electronics, Gifts, Home Appliances, Home Furnishing, Jewellery, Office Products, Personal Care products, Toys and Games, Travel packages among other lines.
In India major online shopping sites include futurebazaar.com (Pantaloon Group), indiaplaza.in (formerly fabmall.com), and shopping portals of rediff.com, indiatimes.com, indiainfo.com and sify.com. Apart from this there are specific portals for books, travel, music and mobiles. The easy payment options through net banking, credit & debit cards, and cash-on-delivery have also contributed to the growth in demand
Recently, another big player has also joined the league. Prisb.com is the latest addition in the Indian Online Shopping Bandwagon, and it looks like it has geared up for the long haul. The Press Release of the portal declared an exclusively wide range of Merchandise in 19 categories, 200 brands and more than 60000 products, backed by the assurance of the cheapest online rates. The sleek and smart Home page design is the best among all online shopping portals and really impressed me. I could find all kinds of popular shopping products like Mobiles, DVDs, Watches, Ipods, Mp3, Desktops and Laptops, Apparel, Kids Products and Home Appliances to name a few. The essence of the portal is further bolstered by the section Prisb Mania, which showcases one product for 24 hours at the lowest online rate. Prisb has started on the right note and is making the right moves. Let’s hope the competition leads to further reduction in online prices, which would be a great benefit for the online users.

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Would You Like To Buy A Leather Bag

Compared other leather, the top layer leather is very expensive certainly. Although it is a thing what everyone already knew, many people hesitate to spend so much money on it. But you can use a top-layer-leather bag for ten years or even twenty years, and it is easy to nurse because you can wash it by running water. At the same time, the top-layer-leather bag can show your status and taste. Especially the all leather bags are made by hands, so it has excellent make and soft surface. Thus, it is more durable and worthy to but this kind of bag.

But do you know why the leather bags are so expensive? The leather is a very important factor which affects bags value and the top layer leather is more expensive than the second layer leather because it has good quality and wonderful color, such as KAISER and EIBOO bags. This is why cheap leather bags are also popular in the market. On the one hand, they are the leather bags certainly; on the other hand, they are not as expensive as other famous bags. But we need to admit that the style of this kind of leather bag is not very fashionable.

It is worthy of being mentioned the calf skin. As we all know, the calf skin has fine texture and beautiful lines. Many dealers intend to imply that their bags are made by calf skin in order to run the price up.

No matter it is calf skin or cattle skin, it is leather bag of high quality. What consumers should remember is that some dealers may imitate leather skin by bonded leather and high quality PU. Consumers need to learn some knowledge about leather skin if they want to buy leather bags.
For example, the easiest way is to smell. You can smell the lovely leather if it is leather bag. Or it is also a good idea to visit a shop of high reputation like www.bagsok.com, you will find economical and credible leather bags in it.

It is true that good quality means high price, but there is exception to this rule. Recently, LV also lunched many cloth bags which are expensive. It is also common in other industries. For example, the natural crystal is more expensive than synthetic crystal.

In addition to the leather, the quality of metal pieces is also an important factor. Especially the shoulder bags which are decorated by U-shaped hoop and metal ornament. Usually, good metal ornament can be still bright even after two or three years. It is also reasonable for expensive price.

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Tricity very own fashion extravaganza

Early in 2010 Chandigarh created history as it hosted its first fashion week, the Chandigarh Fashion Week 2010. The platform gave an opportunity to many designers, both established as well as upcoming, to showcase their talents. The Fashion Week began with the ace designer brand Libas paying rich tribute to rich Bollywood tradition of designs and craftsmanship, while it concluded with a Ritu Kumar show.

Libas, Ritu Kumar, Pallavi and Bharavi Jaikishan, Satya Paul, Charu Parashar, Monika Chaudhary and many more exhibited their designs at a three-day fashion extravaganza held from January 29 – 31 at Hotel Taj, Chandigarh. Udita Goswami (actress), Shahwar Ali (model), Shibani Kashyap (singer), Simran Kaur Mundi and Shriya Kishore were among the few showstoppers, who were a part of the event.

This event was a fashion celebration laced with lots of glamour with national as well as international media coverage, where many high profile designers as well as famous Bollywood celebrities were also part. Libas brought to Chandigarh glamour and style with actor Udita Goswami and Shahwar Ali walking the ramp.

On Day 1, Libas had the Bollywood theme to its line of clothing. In other show Libas exhibited its contemporary and Indo-western men’s and woman’s line. The bridal lehengas, sarees, chaniya cholis, salwar suits etc took the breath away. The brand had recently had their -Veer’ collection unveiled by actress Zarine Khan. This collection was the culmination of the efforts of the designer duo Riyaz and Reshma Gangji over the past months.

Shriya Kishore as Miss India Earth 2009 was the showstopper for Monika Chaudhary, while Simran Kaur Mundi walked for Satya Paul and Shibani Kashyap in Charu Prashar dress. The first edition had the crowds asking for more. Look forward to the next edition of Chandigarh Fashion Week.

The author is an entertainment news editor and works for many websites related to event, bollywood, music, movie, concerts and theater. Visit one more interesting article of author: Titi Robin (France)- Gypsy Folk or visit:

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The Affect Of Plastic Bags On Our Environment

Its hard to say when we began to turn into obsessive consumers but nobody can doubt that we are just that. At least most of us! A direct result of this is heavy dependence on plastic bags. From USA to Africa, from Asia to Australia, everybody is guilty of using them at some point in their lives. What does this mean for the environment?

First of all, a plastic bag can take up to 500 years to break down and decompose. The irony here is that we usually use a bag just once and then toss it in the garbage. So its no surprise that the number of plastic bags used around the world in a day is tremendously high. A recent study estimates that in a year, as much as a trillion bags are consumed worldwide. This translates into considerable landfill and pollution. Not all bags end up in a landfill, however. Some enter rivers, sewers and even seas. They block waterways and drainages and create more pollution issues.

In the oceans, plastic bags float and mislead turtles and other marine animals that swallow them as food. Some marine biologists think that plastic bags seem like jellyfish, an appetizer, to some marine life. These bags can even drift far away into the doldrums, where many of the floating junk accumulates and may create new water pollution problems in the near future.

Plastic bags are thin and light which means they are easily carried by the wind. They are easily blown around and get caught on trees, littering gardens and parks. Not only is this unsightly but it can kill small animals such as insects and birds. Plastic bags seem harmless enough to an adult human but they can suffocate unsuspecting animals and even babies.

Can plastic bags be burnt and got rid of that way? Its possible yes, but impractical because of the greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process. These gases play a direct role in global warming. In fact, even the production process of plastic bags releases such toxic gases that remain in the atmosphere for a considerable time.

So next time you pick up a plastic bag, thinking its so convenient, light and cheap, think again. The true cost of the plastic bag you are holding is staggering and the weight of this burden is shared by all of us.

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Shoes Online Shopping Trends To Be Populated By More And More Customers

The two biggest advantages of buying shoes online is that they save not only time, but a lot of money. It’s convenient for you scanning more than 10 online stores online and you will not be tired at all, the time will be so short that you can only go to two real stores in the street. You can visibly know what shoes the online store is selling and what is the most most up-to-date fashion style. If you have keep in mind the shoe you would buy, then it only need several times for shopping. Besides, most of online store have the function of “advance search”, you may type in the style, color and size, the shoes come out are just what you want.

Money can be greatly saved by shoes online shopping too. If you had found the right style and color shoe you would purchase, you can compare the price to other stores. Running shops online can save brilliant money, so store owner usually will offer free shipping deals to customers. Besides, they can send the shoe as soon as you order it and finish the payment or they will send shoes the next day. Many of us may also heard of online shop that can measure shoe size for customers, this is really good service for online shopping.

Another gain of buying shoes online is that you can select the website you would like and they are all programmed from the search engines. When and which to buy is always be ok to you and not be pushed by store owner.

Together with some communicate website like Facebook and Twitter, online shopping had been more and more populated by young people and many internet lover. From the communication website, they communicate with others and can clearly know what is good and what is bad. they keep their opinion of the shopping product on the website and others can scan that. Many websites can let customers leave their opinions to certain website and may give advises to customers met scam shops. So you can reference the reviews before ordering the product. Internet make many things open and you can search them from many websites, it is not so easy to be cheated, many stuff can be shared from the website and you can share them only one click.

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Carhartt For Women Pink Sherpa Lined Jacket

Carhartt is one of the leading producers of womens outerwear. The Carhartt jackets which are available have various details like a triple stitched seam which is classic, YKK sips and even drop tails which are required for the coverage. Plus you even get princess seaming. You even have various different linings which are available so that your warmth can be customized and plus the lining also depends on your weather condition. plus these Carhartt jackets are very well known for their pink color.

#WJ141 Womens Sandstone Jacket which a Sherpa Lining

This sierra, sandstone jacket has actually got a Sherpa lining which gives you the comfort of added warmth. It is also made out of 12 ounce and it is of 100 per cent cotton sandstone duck plus it also features a princess black seam which gives a premium fit and it is also built in bi swing so that you have ease of movement. It has an interior rib knit storm cuff and also has two pockets which are inside and has an attached three piece Sherpa lined whole plays also a dropped tail so that you have coverage. The main seams of this Carhartt jacket are actually triple stitched so that it is durable. The cost of this jacket is $110.

#WJ130 Womens Sandstone Active Jacket with Quilted Flannel

If you want a jacket in your wardrobe for work wear then this jacket is extremely helpful. This is made of rugged plus 12 ounces of 100 per cent cotton sandstone duck and it also has a lining which is quilted flannel. The main seams are triple stitched and they have rib knit cuffs which have a bottom band. This Carhartt jacket provides you with deep pockets which help in extra storage. This jacket is also very economical since you only have to pay $90 for this.

#WC061 Women Sandstone Ridge Coat which has Sherpa Lining

If you need a Carhartt jacket which is going to help protect you from that icy cold weather then the WC061 is the jacket for you. This sandstone ridge coat is made out of 12 ounces plus it even has a hundred per cent cotton sandstone duck too. This jacket has a lot of features which you will like, for example a Sherpa lining which is in the body as well as the pockets and also a quilted lining which is present in the sleeves. The jacket also has an additional feature of a dropped tail which helps in giving you coverage which is in the back. The rib knit storm cuffs actually help to get rid of the cold whereas the inside waist draw cord actually helps for the fit to be adjustable. The back seams are also princess back seams and there are snaps which are present below the collar so that you can keep in optional hood. You even have a vertical map pocket in the front which helps in providing a secure storage. This jacket takes $120.

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The Top 10 Model Train Shops In Delaware, Maryland, And New Jersey

For the past year I’ve been compiling a list of model train stores for my model railroading website. These shops all look like a lot of fun to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

The most popular model railroading shops (based on online chatter) in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey are:

10. Ridgefield Hobby in Ridgefield, New Jersey

9. Maplewood Hobby in Maplewood, New Jersey

8. M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff in Cockeysville, Maryland

7. Tony’s Train Town in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

6. MTH Electric Trains in Columbia, Maryland

5. Hobbymasters in Red Bank, New Jersey

4. The Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, New Jersey

3. The Train Station in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

2. Toy Train Emporium in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

…and the most popular shop for model trains in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey is…

1. The Hobby Shop in Aberdeen, New Jersey

Hobby shops not quite making my top 10 were Just Trains in Newark, Delaware; Millsboro Hobbies in Millsboro, Delaware; Seaside Hobbies in Ocean View, Delaware; Engine House Hobbies in Gaithersburg, Maryland; G Scale Train Station in Waldorf, Maryland; Hobby Works in Rockville, Laurel, and Bel Air, Maryland; The Train Room in Hagerstown, Maryland; Atlantic Rails in Folsom, New Jersey; Genes Train Stop in Kearny, New Jersey; Island Trains in Middletown, New Jersey; Pastime Hobbies and Miniatures in Bayonne, New Jersey; Z and Z Hobbies in Mercerville, New Jersey; Zeppelin Hobbies and Raceway in Wayne, New Jersey.

So, there are lots of great model railroading shops from all over Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey but clearly New Jersey dominated the list with eigth in the top ten. Maryland had two inthe ten, and Just Trains in Delaware just missed out. Note that this list was for the train stores more than their online web stores. If this list were for online stores www.modeltrainstuff.com, the website of M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff, would probably have won.

When in Delaware, Maryland, or New Jersey be sure to visit some of the excellent railroading museums including Harrington Museum and Railroad Museum in Harrington, Delaware; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; Brunswick Railroad Museum in Brunswick, Maryland; Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland; Huntington Railroad Museum in Bowie, Maryland; New Jersey Museum of Transportation in Wall, New Jersey; Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, New Jersey; and South Jersey Railroad Museum in Tuckahoe, New Jersey.

I compiled this list by searching for the hobby shops listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online. I further screened this list to include only pages that mentioned model railroading.

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Fashion Trends During The Summer Season

Each season, fashion style and trends change. What is trending in winter is not popular on summers and vice versa. An example of trending clothes during summers is short spring jacket and sleek retro dress. Here are some of the trending fashions during summer seasons.

Floral Fashion

One of the most popular outfits during the summer is clothes with floral patterns. You will see a lot of girls wearing clothes with floral patterns during the summer and spring. This trend is similar to the floral patterned shorts and dresses you see in the 60s movie with a little bit of modification to fit in modern fashion styles. In easy words, you can describe it as retro/hippy flower wear.

Denim

Fashionable denim shorts are trending clothes during summers. Clothes with stripes and a little graphics are also popular among the girls. If you are planning to buy denim outfits, always remember that you should that the bolder the colours the better your denims are.

Sleek and Slinky

Sleek and slinky dresses have been popular during the 70s era and now this fashion trend is making its way back to the spotlight. Satin dance dresses are one of your best options when trying to select summer clothes. They can be worn to dinners, galas, events and even dinner parties. Sapphire and ink emerald is a perfect match of colours for satin dress. You can wear this dress in simple occasions as well as in special occasion.

Full Skirts

Another popular trend of the 1970s is making its way back to the market. These clothes are full skirts. These types of outfit make a girl look sexy and are available in various styles and length which will make it difficult for you to choose because they all look good. If you are trying to buy one always remember to choose from long, short, sheer or full skirts.

Wide Pants

Wide pants are popular trends which is also adapted from the fashion trends of the decade of 1970s. The summer is like travelling back to the 70s. If you want to save money, you can go to your mothers attic and you might find a desirable outfit for you.

There are many fashion trends during the summer season, if you want to know more about it, you can try searching the internet. Furthermore the internet will also allow you to purchase those clothe online.

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My Shopping Genie Review

Recently the second version of My Shopping Genie resurfaced and that is what prompted us to write this My Shopping Genie Review. The review will consist of two part, the actual shopping tool itself and the business opportunity.

Lets start with the tool itself. The Shopping Genie initially launched about two years ago primarily as an ebay companion. The new offering called My Shopping Genie 4.0 is actually a lot more than that. I am typically pretty skeptical about products attached to network marketing companies but this was actually pretty cool. First off, its not a toolbar which is nice, its just basically an application that shows up when you are searching for things in your favorite search engine. It will automatically scour the internet and all the major shopping sites and a lot of smaller ones to find you the best deal. You simply scroll through the results and choose the one you want, pretty simple. As soon as you leave the search engine results pages, its gone.

So needless to say I was impressed with what they have done to revamp the tool itself, but what about the business side of things. Well, what initially started out as what I would call a subpar network marketing company has actually taken shape and grown as well. They have some powerful new elements to the program and from what I hear leadership as well, which goes a long way.

The new pay plan is a binary with all the fun stuff like bonus sharing pools and fast start bonuses, but all that pales in comparison to the coolest thing I have seen in a network marketing company is a long time. It’s a direct 50/50% revenue share on the click revenue generated from the genies themselves.

Let me explain, the genie itself generates click revenue when people are shopping and a fair amount of it at that. So what the company has done is code each genie that you give away for free and will split the money with you. That’s pretty cool, because it’s a free giveaway for you and it generates revenue, so kind of a no brainer.

All in all, I think My Shopping Genie has done a really good job revamping their overall product offering, commission structure and corporate image, I would feel confident referring people to this opportunity.

As with any network marketing company if you do decide to join, make sure you do so with a leader who has a good track record of creating success and duplication, so do your research! Enjoy and good luck out there