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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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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses how the Fifth Circuit found EEOC criminal background check guidance unenforceable

Fifth Circuit Finds EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidance Unenforceable

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) previous guidance regarding the use of criminal background checks to screen candidates was unenforceable. This ruling raises potential concerns about arrests and employment discrimination for many job applicants and employees. The Backdrop In 2012, the EEOC […]

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP gives an overview of nonsexual harassment.

What Is Nonsexual Harassment in the Workplace?

While the #MeToo movement has shed light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, nonsexual harassment also occurs in many work settings, violating New York State, New York City and federal law. If you believe you have been subjected to nonsexual harassment on the job, you should consult an experienced employment law attorney. […]

  • Posted on: Aug 13 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses New York's expanded protections against religious discrimination.

New York Expands Protections Against Religious Discrimination

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair. The bill passed the Senate and Assembly earlier this year. If you believe you have been treated unfairly by your employer due to your religious beliefs, you should consult an experienced employment law attorney.  What is […]

  • Posted on: Aug 6 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses how a former Goldman Sachs Exec recently filed a lawsuit, alleging sexual orientation discrimination.

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Goldman Sachs has been sued by a former gay executive who claims he was wrongfully terminated after complaining about discriminatory conduct by managers in what the lawsuit called a blatant act of retaliation. While the claim’s merit is unclear, this case highlights how LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace continues to be a problem, despite the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 18 2019
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