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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses whether or not the popular meme "Ok, Boomer" is ageist.

Is the “OK, Boomer” Meme Ageist?

The OK, Boomer meme has become a popular rant for younger generations (Millennials, Generation X, Generation Y) to blame contemporary social ills, economic uncertainty, and even climate change on the Baby Boomer generation. The meme, which emanated on the heavily censored social media site “TikTok,” may seem like harmless name-calling. In the workplace, however, an […]


Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses whether or not your employer can discriminate against you if you are divorced.

Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me If I’m Divorced?

Although divorce rates have declined over the past decade, marital breakups are still common. As anyone who has been through a divorce can attest, it reaches every aspect of life; however, divorce should never impact an individual’s ability to secure or retain employment. In fact, discriminating against a divorced woman or man is an unlawful […]


Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses how to prevent sexual harassment at office holiday parties.

Preventing Harassment at Office Holiday Parties

With the holiday season upon us, many companies will be hosting year-end parties, happy hours, and other events for their staff. While such activities typically happen after hours, it is crucial to remember that employees are still on the clock at seasonal gatherings, and the rules of conduct regarding discrimination and harassment during the workday […]


Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses a recent complaint of religious discrimination filed by a Muslim employee against the New York DMV.

New York DMV Discriminates Against Muslims, Says Employee

A Muslim employee has filed a discrimination complaint against the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The employee claims that his request for an accommodation to participate in religious prayers on Friday afternoons was unfairly denied by the DMV.  The Backdrop The complaint, filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York in October, […]


Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses the new tip rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

New Tip Rules on the Horizon

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule concerning tip provisions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This rule applies to employers in the hospitality and restaurant sectors where wage theft has long been a pervasive problem. If you believe your employer has taken improper tip credits, you should consult […]


Lipsky Lowe LLP gives an overview of digital wage theft in the workplace.

In Focus: Digital Wage Theft

In the digital age, the use of digital time-tracking is becoming increasingly common. This technology is designed to replace clocks and time cards and improve the ability of employers to track employee time. Conversely, when an employee’s working hours are converted to data that is managed by computer software, that data can be manipulated with […]



Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses the expansion of New Jersey's wage and hour protection laws.

New Jersey Expands Wage and Hour Protections

In August 2019, New Jersey substantially amended its wage and hour laws in a number of ways, which include tougher civil and criminal liabilities for wage theft. The best way to enforce your rights under the new wage theft law is to consult an experienced employment law attorney.  Most provisions of the new law were […]


Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses the steps for filing a sexual harassment claim at work.

How to File a Sexual Harassment Complaint at Work

Recent amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) allow workers in the state to pursue legal action over sexual harassment without filing a workplace complaint beforehand. At the same time, filing a sexual harassment complaint at work could serve to support any future claims you make against your employer.  Nonetheless, it is […]


Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses how the EEOC recently scrapped a rule regarding collecting pay data.

EEOC Scraps Rule to Collect Pay Data

The on-again, off-again collection of pay data by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is off again, now that the EEOC has announced it will not renew the Obama-era rule. While it remains to be seen whether the Commission will reconsider collecting pay data in the future, employees have legal protections under the federal Equal […]


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