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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment law firm, is representing a Tulane medical school professor in a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the university. This case highlights the breadth and scope of our legal practice in its efforts to eliminate all forms of employment discrimination. The Backdrop In a complaint prepared and filed by partner Douglas Lipsky, our client, Dr. Lesley Saketkoo, an accomplished and esteemed medical professor, alleges that top male professors at Tulane University Medical School of Medicine created a discriminatory and hostile work environment […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 07, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP partner, Douglas Lipsky, was quoted in a recent Teen Vogue feature article about minimum wage rules for college students. The article notes that students who work on campus in many states can be paid less than the state minimum wage when working on campus. Generally, nonprofit educational organizations are exempt from certain provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when hiring student workers. The exemption allows these employers to pay full-time students “subminimum wage” for on campus work. That rate is set at 75 percent […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2019 – An appellate court recently reaffirmed an earlier decision in a workers’ compensation case regarding a man’s shoulder injury sustained in a workplace altercation with a fellow employee. The man was found to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The men involved in the fight were both working at Aluminum Shapes in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. Their accounts of the incident, which lead to the shoulder injury, differed. However, the two men engaged in multiple physical confrontations in and around the employee locker room. During these incidents, the injured man was either […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2019 – Workers at a Bay Area Burmese restaurant chain called Rangoon Ruby were recently awarded a four million dollar settlement in a wage theft lawsuit. The case alleged that employees of Rangoon Ruby were frequently expected to work overtime or to be on call without being paid for their labor. Three-hundred workers will receive restitution. Those involved in the lawsuit say that they were often called in to work when they were not scheduled to be there, such as when the restaurant was busy with online orders. They were not paid […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2019 – Software company Oracle has been accused of paying minorities and women less than white male employees in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit. The Department of Labor (DoL) filed new documents in the suit and allege Oracle paid minority and female employees as much as $401 million less over four years. Oracle, which is headquartered in Redwood City, California, paid minorities and women less in primarily two ways: by basing starting salaries on previous salaries and by steering these employees into lower paying jobs upon hire. These practices created wage disparities that […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2019 – A $1.5 million program for tracking sexual harassment and discrimination complaints across California state government is scheduled to be implemented in January 2020. It will be launching a full year later than former Gov. Jerry Brown had originally planned. Brown announced the project as part of an effort to address allegations of gender-based harassment in state government departments that emerged amid the #MeToo movement. A $1.5 million budget was requested in fiscal year 2018-19 to build the system, hire a contractor and create three permanent employee positions to operate the […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2019 – Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. – also known as “VISASERVE” – has relocated its Central New Jersey office to 907 Route 202 in Raritan, NJ 08869. This office is conveniently located near the Somerville Circle and it is also within walking distance (two blocks) from the NJ Transit Train Station-Raritan, providing direct access to Newark Penn Station. The convenient access to multiple major highways and public transportation nodes allows us to better serve our clients in Central New Jersey. Snehal Batra, Esq., will continue to serve as the Managing […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 01, 2019 – A lawsuit against Summit Estate, Inc. was dismissed with prejudice on the eve of trial. The lawsuit entitled Bryan Garrison v. Summit Estate et al. was an employment discrimination suit brought in 2016, and also included a cross complaint filed by Summit against Mr. Garrison alleging breach of contract and fraud. Summit defended against the claims for nearly three years, and filed its cross complaint after conducting significant investigation and discovery including multiple depositions. Summit Estate, Inc. was represented by Sanjiv N. Singh and a team of attorneys from Sanjiv […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2019 – An employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the employee must make a valid request for FMLA leave or an ADA accommodation. James Dallefeld filed a workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, and his employer, The Clubs at River City (The Clubs), terminated him shortly thereafter. He filed a suit claiming violations of the FMLA and ADA. The Clubs filed a motion for summary judgment (summary dismissal). A key issue on the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2019 – On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis. The case discusses the requirement that an employee who believes they have been the victim of discrimination first file a claim with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) before filing a case in court. Ultimately, the Court concluded that this rule, while mandatory, is not jurisdictional. By that, the Court means that a plaintiff’s failure to file a claim with the EEOC will not deprive the court of the power to […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2019 – The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a fall on ice by a corrections officer while on the way to her car to retrieve a hygiene item occurred during the performance of her regular or assigned duties, entitling the officer to an accidental disability pension. Kristy Bowser, a corrections officer, learned she would be working a second shift at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC). During the second shift, she went to her car to retrieve a feminine hygiene product. While walking to her car in the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2019 – Sexual harassment affects an alarming number of people and often goes unreported. Many victims of sexual harassment try to ignore the offensive behavior, perhaps because they are worried about retaliation by their employer or discomfort in confronting the harasser. No one should have to endure sexual harassment at their job. Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is free from harm. Sexual harassment is unacceptable, but when it happens, there are some steps to take to effectively handle the situation. Recognize Sexual Harassment There are two broad categories of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2019 – Software company Oracle has been accused of paying minorities and women less than white male employees in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit. The Department of Labor (DOL) filed new documents in the suit and allege Oracle paid minority and female employees as much as $401 million less over four years. Oracle, which is headquartered in Redwood City, California, paid minorities and women less in primarily two ways: by basing starting salaries on previous salaries and by steering these employees into lower paying jobs upon hire. These practices created wage disparities that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2019 – To help both employees and employers better understand and recognize sexual harassment, employment law firm Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be a persistent problem in the workplace,” says Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Strong Advocates. “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of sexual harassment is at an all-time high but still it happens every day. We need significant change in order to eliminate this abuse of power. No one should be subjected to sexual harassment or assault at work.” […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Supermarket chain Raley’s was recently sued in Sacramento County Superior Court for the termination of three security personnel who complained of racial profiling at its grocery stores in Sacramento, California. One security officer, Candace Alston, appeared with her attorney Bryan McCormack on Fox40 on April 10 to comment on the case, which alleges racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. According to Alston, Raley’s managers told loss prevention officers to follow customers of a specific race. “They would want us to watch black people specifically,” she said. “One manager told […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2019 – The legal site Working Now and Then recently announced a scholarship to support law students. The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship will award $1,000 to a current or admitted law student considering a career in plaintiffs’ employment law. Named for Charles E. Joseph, founder of Working Now and Then, the annual scholarship will strengthen the field of employment law by supporting law students. Employment lawyers serve a vital function by protecting the rights of workers. As Charles Joseph explains, “Most violations of workers rights go unremedied. Especially outside of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2019 – The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in an employment discrimination Title VII case. In a rare move, the Court is accepting the case to address a procedural issue with filing Title VII cases. Title VII is the Federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based upon someone’s sex, race, religion, color and national origin. The case is Fort Bend County v. Davis. In the case, Lois Davis alleged she was wrongfully fired because she reported that her supervisor engaged in sexual harassment and sexually assaulted her. She […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2019 – Biedermann Hoenig Semprevivo, A Professional Corporation, is pleased to announce the opening of its Florida office, located in Miami, Florida. The firm, with its flagship office located in New York City, has grown organically over the past several years with the addition of multiple offices in New York State, New Jersey and Boston/Walpole and is excited to now expand its client services to Florida. Its Florida branch, led by Partner, Suzanne M. Valles, was formally opened on February 1, 2019 and is located at 601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 700, Miami, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2019 – “Salt Bae,” a restaurant on West 53rd Street, known as much for its social media celebrities as for its steak, has been accused of taking advantage of its workers by not paying appropriate overtime wages, withholding tips, and denying meal breaks. A former waiter at the restaurant is being represented by the well-known Manhattan employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP in a lawsuit filed recently against Nusr-Et Gökçe, the owner of Salt Bae. Gökçe has an international chain of steakhouses, popular in part due to Instagram videos that went […]


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