» Employment Law

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 […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2018 – On Thursday, June 21, 2018 New York’s Third Judicial Department held that couriers for the web-based delivery service are independent contractors – not employees. In doing so, the court overturned the New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board’s (NYUIAB) decision on this issue and handed business a major win. The case is In the Matter of the Claim of Luis A. Vega. Several factors led the court to this decision: that the workers work without much oversight from Postmates; that they do not have to apply for a job; that they […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2018 – From Harvey Weinstein to Fox News, a new strategy is emerging on how companies attempt to address sexual harassment claims in the #metoo era. Faced with sexual harassment complaints, companies are retaining outside sexual harassment attorneys for the sole purpose of investigating the claims and then drafting a report. These are, importantly, NOT the same attorneys who are defending the companies against the claims. Companies are following this strategy for a few reasons. Under federal and many states’ laws, a company has an affirmative obligation to investigate these claims. If […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2017 – Doug Lipsky and Chris Lowe are proud to announce their new law firm specializing in employment law: Lipsky Lowe LLP, representing clients in New York and New Jersey. Doug and Chris were old friends before they co-founded this new firm, having worked together at the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of the nation’s top-rated labor and employment practices. They are excited about working together again and plan to leverage their combined knowledge, experience working at a major law firm, and skills to successfully represent individuals, classes, and […]


Continue reading full article »

San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2017 – Amy Carlson, Employment Rights Attorneys, LLP, acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, and Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC, as co-counsel, secured a zero dollar settlement for claims filed against a local rehabilitation center. The matter arose from an alleged discrimination claim by a former employee. The rehabilitation center denied any discrimination had occurred and cross-complained against the former employee for improperly receiving health insurance benefits for the employee’s dependents. ERA’s defense strategy included aggressive factual investigation—including requests for admissions in which the employee admitted most of her claims were without […]


Continue reading full article »

San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2015 – A former auditor at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) filed a wrongful termination lawsuit for allegedly being fired for reporting serious safety problems at the company. Thomas Jones, 66, was hired as an inspector by Canus Corp. to audit the work of PG&E employees and construction workers in the San Jose, California, area in April 2014. The lawsuit claimed he discovered shocking regulatory infractions and faulty work being signed off by PG&E inspectors. He was also concerned about the safety hazards he found on many jobs. “PG&E have shown […]


Continue reading full article »

Carlsbad, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2015 – Christopher Heim has opened a law firm in Carlsbad, California, The Heim Law Firm. Mr. Heim primarily practices in the areas of Workers Compensation, Employment Law, and Business Law. Prior to founding The Heim Law Firm, Mr. Heim worked at a premier civil litigation firm in San Diego and a workers compensation firm in Orange County, California. Mr. Heim represented companies and individuals in a number of matters, including workers compensation, contract disputes, personal injury, business transactions, and employment law matters. Mr. Heim’s knowledge and experience in many areas of law […]


Continue reading full article »

Pittsburgh, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2015 – Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton is honored to be invited to present The Attorney’s Guide to Workplace Retaliation Claims sponsored by the National Business Institute. The seminar takes place July 15, 2015 and provides continuing legal education to attorneys on important issues in handling employment retaliation claims. The seminar will also provide helpful tactics and techniques for attorneys to better represent their clients in these contentious cases. Mr. Lamberton presents from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics, including how to determine whether an employer took […]


Continue reading full article »

Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2013 – Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that nearly 200 business leaders from the Appalachian region gathered today for the firm’s Regional SuperVision™ symposium, which focused on providing the keys to manage the most problematic human capital issues. This record attendance is likely caused by the “shifting-sand” set of challenges, brought on by ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations, facing businesses today. “The business climate created by things such as the Affordable Care Act, social media and smartphones is a virtual minefield for today’s companies,” said Eric W. Iskra, chair […]


Continue reading full article »

Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that Charles L. Woody, member in its Charleston, W.Va. office, will be serving as adjunct professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C. He will teach employment law during the 2013 “maymester,” a month-long semester in May during which intense, unique courses are offered. Woody will continue his law practice with Spilman while teaching. His primary areas of practice are labor law, employment law, defense litigation and appellate litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2012 – The American Society of Legal Advocates is pleased to announce that William K. Phillips has been selected as a Top 100 Labor & Employment lawyer in New York for 2013, and has accepted membership in the organization. The American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers, drawing its membership from practicing lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA selects less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide, featuring no more than 100 […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2011 – PHILLIPS & PHILLIPS has announced the addition of Marjorie Mesidor, who has joined the firm as a lead counsel in employment discrimination and criminal defense cases effective September 19, 2011. Ms. Mesidor, who was an attorney at The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, LLP, will bring her extensive Title VII, Title IX, sections 1983 and 1981 experience to PHILLIPS & PHILLIPS. She represents individual plaintiffs in sexual harassment race, gender and disability based discrimination matter before the EEOC and the New York […]


Continue reading full article »