New York City Employment Law Firm
With over 40-years of experience focused exclusively on employment law, Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier NYC employment law firm, is the strength you need in your corner – no matter the employment issue. Our employment lawyers have extensive experience litigating all areas of employment law, negotiating settlements, drafting employment contracts, 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 40-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.
Our NYC Employment Practice Areas
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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
“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.”
"Doug is a tremendously talented labor and employment attorney. Perhaps more importantly, his calm and assuring demeanor helped me handle the stress of multiple layoffs over the course of a 3 year-period. Doug knows the law, knows how to communicate it to you and clearly presents your options and negotiation points with both negotiating an offer letter and with handling a termination without cause and making sure your rights are protected in your separation agreement..
If you have a need for a labor and/or employment lawyer, Doug should be your first call. You will not regret it."
One thing that seems to get lost on a lot of folks in law school and after is that knowing the technical aspects about the law is one thing, being practical about it is another. The fine folks at Lipsky Lowe have demonstrated that they go beyond a mere grasp of the legal issues, they can think commercially and strategically too. There's no one size fits all approach: they listen to the facts of your particular situation and then devise a strategy and recommendations based on those facts and your goal. Couldn't say enough good things about these guys. Highly recommend.
- We take cases to trial, not just to settle
- We know how the other side thinks
- We are ready to dedicate as much resources as necessary to each case
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.
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.
Why Choose Lipsky Lowe?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.