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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 […]

  • Posted on: Nov 11 2019
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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, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 29 2019
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Oct 22 2019
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2019
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Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses how the EEOC has found job ads that discriminate against women and older workers.

EEOC Finds Job Ads on Facebook Discriminated Against Women and Older Workers

Discriminating against potential job candidates on the basis of gender and age has long been prohibited by a number of state and federal laws. Now, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has held that job ads posted on Facebook by at least seven companies illegally discriminated against women and elderly workers. If you have […]

  • Posted on: Oct 8 2019
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2019
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2019
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Sep 16 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses the Department of Labor's most recent rule regarding overtime.

Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its long-anticipated final overtime rule. The new rule, effective Jan. 1, 2020, raises the minimum salary threshold from $455 per week to $684, which is $35,568 annually.  Given the far-reaching implications of the new overtime rule, it is crucial for employers to ensure their businesses are in […]

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses the best ways to prove age discrimination in the workplace.

How to Prove Age Discrimination

As the workforce grows older, more employees will experience age discrimination. If you have been denied employment due to your age, have been passed up for a promotion in favor of a younger worker, or have been subjected to unwanted comments and harassment, you may have a valid age discrimination claim. The best way to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2019
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