Category Archives: Employment law

Two women in a joint employer business.

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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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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