NYC Employment Law Blog

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]





Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses New York's recent expansion of equal pay protections.

New York Expands Equal Pay Protections

Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation amending the New York Equal Pay Act. The new law, which originally required equal pay for women and men who perform equal work, extends protections to employees based on any protected class under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). In addition, the law establishes a lower threshold than […]


NYPD Transit Officer Settles Disability Harassment Claim Against NY City

A New York City transit cop recently received a $275,000 settlement from the city over claims that his supervisors failed to accommodate his handicap and subjected him to disability harassment. This case highlights how public and private employees who have been victims of workplace harassment need the advice and counsel of experienced employment law attorneys. […]


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