New York City Employment Law Firm

With over 30-years of experience focused exclusively on employment law, Lipsky Lowe LLP is the strength you need in your corner  – no matter the employment issue.  Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating all areas of employment law, negotiating settlements, drafting employment contracts, navigating employer-employee disputes, advising  on a full-range of employment matters, establishing effective and compliant policies, conducting prompt and effective investigations, and defending actions, as well as protecting employees from discrimination, unfair wage and hour practices, and wrongful termination.

From our 30-plus years practicing employment law, we have learned how important it is to treat each client individually, to listen carefully to the details of each issue and to tailor our advice and strategy to each client’s specific needs. Our in-depth knowledge of federal, New York State, New York City and New Jersey employment statutes and regulations, coupled with our understanding of legal strategies and tactics, allow us to effectively represent our clients whether the desired outcome is litigation through trial or an amicable, early settlement resolution.

Discrimination
Under federal law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or potential employees based on: age, race or color, religion, disability, national origin, gender and other characteristics. New York state and city laws, as well as New Jersey laws, add other protected classes to this list, including being a caregiver and unemployment status.
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Sexual Harassment /
Hostile Work Environment

Employees in New York and New Jersey are entitled to a workplace free of sexual harassment because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender status. Harassment includes, among other things, unwelcome taunts, propositions, dirty jokes and unwanted touching.
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Unpaid Overtime
Most employees are entitled  to overtime premium pay for hour worked in excess of 40 in a week. Our office will help you determine whether your position requires overtime pay or not under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, and how much you are owed.
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Retaliation / Whistleblowing
Federal, New York State and New York City laws protect your right to complain or “blow the whistle” about discrimination, harassment or unlawful wage policies without experiencing  retaliation. New Jersey also provides additional protections for, among other things, complaining about potential violations of law and matters of public safety. It is illegal for your employer to punish, treat you different or fire you for lodging complaints.

Employment and
Severence Agreements

Employment agreements are contracts detailing what is expected of the employer and the employee, often restricting what employees can do (e.g., confidentiality, non-compete, ownership of work product). Severance agreements, by contrast, document the fact that the employee, at termination, agrees not to sue the employer in exchange for special compensation and other benefits.
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Wrongful Termination
While you can be fired “at-will,” without warning, you cannot be fired because of your race, gender, disability, or any other characteristic protected by anti-discrimination laws, or in retaliation for attempting to enforce your rights to be free from discrimination.
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Why Lipsky Lowe? We Even the Odds

When you come to us with your employment issues, you are seeking counsel from trustworthy, experienced employment attorneys who have worked collaboratively for many years. Initially, Doug Lipsky and Chris Lowe worked together at the New York office of a premier nationwide labor and employment law firm. When they decided it was time to open their own practice, they became co-founding partners of Lipsky Lowe.

Committed to providing practical assistance with personal concern, Lipsky and Lowe use their individual perspectives and years of experience to help you resolve your workplace problems and come away with the best possible outcome. With Lipsky Lowe you get strength in your corner.
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I retained Doug to represent me in a difficult and challenging employment situation. He was responsive at all times and very dedicated to my case. Doug is an excellent counselor, legal advisors and litigator, am I am happy to have worked with him to bring my case to resolution.

– Lisa 1/31/18


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Over 30 Years
Focusing on Employment Law

Because we have worked in employment law for such a long time, Lipsky Lowe understands employment issues from all perspectives. We understand that employees sometimes find themselves in an untenable situation: being the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, while also needing that job to care for their family. We likewise understand that employees are sometimes fired for unlawful reasons. We are committed to fixing those wrongs and use our significant experience to get the best results for our clients.
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We are equally adept at helping employers structure policies that comply with federal, state, and city laws, regulations and ordinances, and training their employees at all levels. We also ensure our clients remain current with developments in employment law in terms of wage/hour regulations,
paid and unpaid leaves of absence, and preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Lipsky Lowe also regularly provides employers advice and counsel, conducts investigations and defends employers in federal and state agencies and courts, as well as arbitration.

Successfully settled a class action against Whole Foods for $1,235,000 on behalf of delivery personnel.

Successfully settled a class action involving security guards for $450,000.

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Lipsky Lowe is a first-rate employment law practice with a well-earned reputation for competence and compassion. We have the legal knowledge and extensive experience to help you through any legal difficulties relating to employment, including situations in which you have suffered injustices involving discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, retaliation, or wrongful termination. When your work environment becomes hostile, we are here to take your side.

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“If you’re unlucky enough to need an employment lawyer, this office is an excellent choice. During my case they were very sensitive and smart, and always easily available when I needed them which really mattered A LOT during the very stressful process. Glad to have them representing me and definitely happy to post a good review. Give them a call.” – JB

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We See Both Sides of the Picture


Our background is representing employers. This gives a significant strategic advantage not only in representing employers, but also in representing employees, as we understand the opposing side’s perspective and we know their strategies and tactics. Let us use that experience to get the best results possible for you. Put the strength of Lipsky Lowe in your corner.


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A Unique Perspective
in Employment Disputes


What makes our perspective at Lipsky Lowe unique is that, after decades of working exclusively in employment law, we manage to be empathic whether you are an employer trying hard to meet the exacting standards of government regulation or an employee, working diligently in spite of what may be a unlawful environment. Whichever side of the workplace you inhabit, we are dedicated to bringing you effective, efficient representation that meets your needs and budget.


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Don’t Suffer in Silence


If your workplace has become intolerable because of harassment by your supervisor, co-workers, or third-party vendors, you should consult with Lipsky Lowe and put our strength in your corner.

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New York City Office

630 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10017-6705


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212.392.4772