Man signing a mandatory arbitration agreement for employment.

EEOC Rescinds Mandatory Arbitration Policy

For 22 years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has maintained a policy statement objecting to the use of mandatory arbitration agreements for employment discrimination claims. In December 2019, the agency rescinded its long-standing policy statement in a 2-1 decision. In light of this development, the best way for employees to protect...
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Two women at work discussing the new law on discrimination and reproductive health.

New York Bars Discrimination Based on “Reproductive Health Decision Making”

Employment discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and other protected characteristics is prohibited by the New York State Human Rights Law -- the state’s primary employment discrimination law. Workplace discrimination is also barred by the New York Labor Law, however, which has recently been amended to include...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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