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Brian E. Lewis

Principal
Boston

P 617-367-0025
F 617-367-2155
LewisB@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Brian E. Lewis is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He exclusively represents management in all facets of workplace law.

Mr. Lewis routinely advises clients regarding day-to-day employment issues, such as employee discipline and discharge, disability management issues, proper payment of wages, reductions in force, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Lewis also has experience in representing clients on traditional labor law issues, and has appeared before the National Labor Relations Board. He also regularly conducts training programs for employers on a variety of employment-related topics, and is a regular speaker at industry seminars on labor and employment law issues.

Mr. Lewis has extensive experience representing employers in all types of employment litigation matters, such as claims alleging employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and failure to pay wages. Mr. Lewis also has litigated numerous wage and hour law cases. Specifically, Mr. Lewis has advised and defended companies in class actions alleging violations of state wage law and collective actions alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Lewis also advises companies on state and federal prevailing wage law and defends companies in audits conducted by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and other agencies.

Mr. Lewis regularly litigates in both state and federal court, as well as before various governmental agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Representative Experience

The successful defense of a large suburban hospital against a claim brought by a former employee alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Lewis obtained summary judgment for the hospital, demonstrating that the hospital did not violate the FMLA when it terminated the employee after her unauthorized leave of absence. Successfully obtaining a defense verdict after a bench trial before a Massachusetts state court judge for a nursing staffing agency that was accused of unlawfully hiring a nurse from another agency.

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January 4, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Congratulates 12 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 12 newly elevated Principals. “Our new Principals have distinguished themselves through excellent lawyering and superior business development skills, and their elevation... Read More

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July 31, 2017

Massachusetts Strengthens Protections for Pregnant Workers

July 31, 2017

An amendment to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act, G.L. c. 151B, expressly includes pregnancy as a protected characteristic and expands accommodation requirements for pregnant employees. The amended law goes into effect April 1, 2018. Requirements The amended law expressly establishes pregnancy “or any condition... Read More

August 19, 2016

Massachusetts Amends Blue Laws to Allow for Operations of Warehouses on Sundays and Holidays

August 19, 2016

Warehouses and delivery centers in Massachusetts can be opened on Sundays and holidays under a provision in the new economic development law amending the state’s “blue laws.” The Massachusetts blue laws, with a list of 55 exceptions, restrict certain commercial activities on Sundays and holidays. Governor Charlie Baker... Read More

August 2, 2016

Massachusetts Governor Signs Tough Pay Equity Bill

August 2, 2016

Massachusetts has become the latest state to strengthen its pay equity laws. Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill amending the state’s Equal Pay Act on August 1, 2016. The new law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2018, imposes more rigorous equal pay obligations on employers and provides for automatic triple damages and... Read More

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The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Employer Obligations to Pregnant and New Parent Workers

September 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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Navigating Massachusetts’ New Paid Sick Leave Law

June 24, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

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Massachusetts New Sick and Parental Leave Laws - An Employers Survival Guide

March 10, 2015 - 12:15 PM to 12:15 PM

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