Category Archives: Employment law

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Facebook Settles PTSD Content Moderator Claims for $52 million

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to thousands of content moderators who suffered psychological harm after reviewing posts depicting acts of suicide, murder, child abuse and other disturbing content.  The case may prompt content moderators who have suffered similar harm at other social media companies (e.g. YouTube, Twitter) to file lawsuits. Given the complex […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2020
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The Risk of Employment Litigation in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a tectonic shift in the employment landscape that may result in a wave of litigation alleging employers violated existing labor laws and the recently enacted coronavirus leave law. If you believe your employment rights have been violated, you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer. The New Normal While employees […]

  • Posted on: May 27 2020
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Clearing Pandemic Hurdles as Employers Reopen

As states begin allowing businesses to reopen, employers will face significant challenges on a number of fronts, including complying with wage-and-hour laws and administering COVID-19 tests to workers. The best way to navigate these challenging times is with the advice and guidance of an experienced employment lawyer. Businesses Ramping Up Operations While several states have […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2020
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New York City Pre-Employment Pot Test Ban Now in Effect

In April 2019, the New York City Council passed a law barring most employers from conducting marijuana tests on job candidates. The law went into effect on May 10, 2020. If you have been turned down for a job after taking a marijuana test, it takes a skilled employment lawyer to protect your rights. Marijuana […]

  • Posted on: May 13 2020
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EEOC Says Employers May Test Employees for COVID-19

On April 23, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coronavirus. The EEOC previously announced that employers who are covered by the ADA could check their employees’ temperature to determine whether they have a fever. Now, the agency has clarified that employers may also screen […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2020
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The Impact of Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Pandemic on ADA Accommodation Cases

Although the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees so that they can perform their job duties, the courts have generally been reluctant to consider allowing employees to work from home an accommodation under the ADA.  Now, the embrace of teleworking for office workers by businesses in response to […]

  • Posted on: Apr 23 2020
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New Jersey Strengthens Worker Protections

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of bills into law in January designed to enhance worker protections with respect to misclassification, wage theft and mass layoffs. The recently enacted employment laws cover a range of issues, including: Misclassification of Independent Contractors Employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid minimum wage and […]

  • Posted on: Feb 17 2020
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Labor Department Issues Final “Joint Employer” Rule

On January 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final “joint-employer” rule that replaces an Obama Administration policy that potentially would have made more businesses liable for wage violations engaged in by franchisees and contractors. The new rule, which becomes effective March 16, provides a four-part test for determining whether a company is […]

  • Posted on: Jan 7 2020
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Lipsky Lowe LLP gives an overview of the worker adjustment and retraining notification act.

What Is the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act?

Even with the continued economic expansion and the nation’s unemployment rate at historic lows, it is still common for large corporations to layoff thousands of employees at a time. Losing a job is one of the top ten most stressful experiences for individuals, resulting in financial hardships that can affect the entire family.  More than […]

  • Posted on: Nov 22 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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