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Just as the federal government is addressing this, the State of New York is enacting legislation to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting employees. On March 18, 2020, New York State enacted the Quarantine Leave Law (“Law”). The Law provides for additional paid and unpaid leave, and expands the state’s paid family leave and […]

Lipsky Lowe LLP – COVID-19

As employment lawyers sensitive to the needs of employees and executives, Lipsky Lowe is closely following the progress of the global COVID-19 outbreak. As we continue to take steps to protect the health and safety of our lawyers and families, we are also continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients. While […]

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Harvey Weinstein Gets 23 Years For Sexual Assault and Rape

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for raping a woman and sexually assaulting another. During the trial, Weinstein’s lawyers attempted to argue that the sexual encounters were consensual. The jury didn’t buy it, however, finding that Weinstein abused his power and committed rape.  “Weinstein verdict and sentencing confirm […]

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COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know

With New York, New Jersey and much of the nation on lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, employers and employees face unique challenges. At Lipsky Lowe, we are committed to helping employers and workers navigate this situation in the weeks and months ahead. Our legal team is here to help you resolve any pressing employment-related […]

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How Precedential Court Ruling in Breest v. Haggis Impacts Employers

Victims of sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment in New York City have a new means of financial recovery as a result of a precedential appellate court ruling in December 2019. In Breest v. Haggis, the First Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court held that plaintiffs can use the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection […]

Stressed New Jersey employee.

New Jersey Strengthens Worker Protections

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of bills into law in January designed to enhance worker protections with respect to misclassification, wage theft and mass layoffs. The recently enacted employment laws cover a range of issues, including: Misclassification of Independent Contractors Employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid minimum wage and […]

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In Focus: Wage Protections for Commissioned Workers

A common misconception is that commissioned employees are not entitled to the same protections as hourly and salaried workers, including minimum wage and overtime. Certain commissioned workers In New York are protected by federal and state laws, however. If you work on a commission basis, the best way to assert your rights is to consult […]

Luggage from the Away company.

Away Embroiled in Employment Controversy. Will Lawsuits Follow?

New York-based direct-to-consumer luggage company Away has been mired in turmoil since a scathing exposé on its toxic work culture appeared in The Verge. If you have been subjected to unfair treatment in your workplace, it takes a highly skilled employment lawyer to assert your rights.  Did Away executives create a hostile work environment in […]

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