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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2020 – On May 22, 2020, on behalf of multiple employees, Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC (“SNS PLC”) filed a wrongful termination and wage and hour employment lawsuit against a Singaporean publicly traded company Lifebrandz Ltd. who appear to have deliberately and systematically exploited Celebrated Sushi Chef Tomonori Nagai and several other U.S. based employees working at the newly opened Sushi Nagai restaurant in Downtown San Francisco. Investigations by SNS PLC appear to confirm allegations that a Singaporean publicly traded company, Lifebrandz Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary Lifebrandz USA, Inc. and their CEO […]


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Lincoln, NE (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2020 – As U.S. military veterans experience devastating impacts from coronavirus, preeminent veteran affairs authority to host a global Virtual Town Hall forum on June 3 addressing the unique issues of today’s veterans. Live online event to feature Congressional leaders, heads of marquee veteran’s organizations, leading military figures and other expert panelists to address current and emerging COVID-19 impacts and challenges, misconceptions and problem/solution resolutions specific to the veteran community As the world battles COVID-19, military veterans across the United States and beyond are disproportionately suffering devastating impacts from this pandemic. Not only […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2020 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment practice is pleased to announce the release of its COVID-19 Employment Law Guide. This vital resource informs the public about recent federal and New York laws on employment-related benefits and leaves of absence due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The guide is available as a free digital download in PDF format through our website, which you can access by going to this link: https://lipskylowe.com/covid-19-and-the-law/ At Lipsky Lowe, we intend to continue providing trustworthy advice and guidance to employers and employees alike during […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is an excellent opportunity for businesses with less than 500 employees to take on low interest and forgivable (i.e. they don’t have to be paid back) loans. To help businesses with estimating forgiveness under the law’s complicated rules, Spire Law built and launched the CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Calculator to calculate the loan forgiveness under the CARES act as well as the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Application Tool to fill out the PPP loan application […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – As has widely been reported, Kenneth Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub, has agreed to a settlement of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims. Friedman had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple staffers, which prompted an investigation by the New York State Attorney General. The West Village restaurant, known for its high-end pub fare and celebrity clientele, was a hot spot for a burger and people watching. The state began investigating Friedman in 2018, after a number of women raised allegations of sexual harassment. Friedman was accused of […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Spire Law LLC (formerly Jet Dot Law PLLC) launched as Jet.Law in early 2019 as alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 batch. “Spire Law’s new name represents our focus on defending Florida businesses. The name changed, but the firm’s core values remain the same. “We provide exceptional client communication and data-driven legal expertise, enabled by technology,” said Spire Law founding attorney Jesse Unruh. The law firm helps Florida businesses in the areas of business and employment law. Spire Law focuses on subscription-based general counsel services and defending against Americans with Disabilities […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18 signed into law AB-5, a controversial bill that provides key labor protections to gig economy workers and limits the use of independent contractors by businesses in the state. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020. AB-5 is poised to dramatically change the landscape of the gig economy in the state. Hundreds of thousands of California workers will be entitled to basic labor rights and benefits that employees get such as minimum wage, overtime pay, health care subsidies and workers’ compensation. […]


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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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