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Gregory T. Alvarez

Principal
Morristown

P 973-451-6307
F 973-540-9015
AlvarezG@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Gregory T. Alvarez is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice on employment litigation, including class and collective action cases, as well as employment law counseling.  Mr. Alvarez is a member of the firm’s Hispanic-American Attorney Resource Group and former Board Liaison to the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Mr. Alvarez joined Jackson Lewis in 1994 and has since counseled employers on complying with the law and minimizing their risk of employment law claims. Mr. Alvarez is a member of the firm’s Disability Leave and Health Management Practice Group. Mr. Alvarez also counsels and provides training to employers on many other employment law issues, including reductions in force, responding to employee complaints, including complaints of harassment, and restrictive covenant/non-compete-related issues.

In addition, Mr. Alvarez is a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. He defends employers in federal and state court litigation and administrative charges, including many wage and hour class and collective actions and other multi-plaintiff litigations. Mr. Alvarez also has many years of experience representing Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), limousine companies and hospitals, as well as employers in the elevator and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Alvarez was a Field Attorney for Region 22 of the National Labor Relations Board, investigating and prosecuting unfair labor practices and conducting representation elections and hearings. Before law school, Mr. Alvarez worked in Human Resources for Macy's.

Mr. Alvarez works closely with numerous SHRM chapters and other similar business organizations, regularly speaking on a wide variety of employment law issues.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Hispanic National Bar
  • New Jersey Hispanic Bar Associations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative/Legal Officer for the North Jersey Rockland Chapter

Published Works

  • "Dealing with Child Pornography in the Workplace," Employment Law Supplement to the New Jersey Law Journal (January 2008) [Co-Author]
  • "Private-Sector Employees and Workplace Privacy in the Electronic Era," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (August 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "An Ounce Of Prevention: Avoiding Liability For Workplace Harassment And The Importance Of Effective Preventive Measures," Commerce and Industry Association Magazine (April 2003) [Co-Author]
  • "Is Arbitration Right for Your Company," Financial Executive (December 2002) [Co-Author]
  • "To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate," Commerce (April 2002) [Co-Author]
  • "An Employers Guide to Avoiding the Pitfalls Associated with E-Mail and Internet Monitoring," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly 25.2 (Spring 2002) [Co-Author]

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July 31, 2017
The Legal Intelligencer

Gregory Alvarez Discusses Implications of 3rd Circuit's Workplace Slur Ruling

July 31, 2017

Gregory Alvarez discusses implications of a federal appeals court's holding that a single slur uttered in the workplace may establish a hostile work environment claim in "Potential Litigation Uptick Seen From 3rd Circuit's Workplace Slur Ruling," published by The Legal Intelligencer. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

June 30, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

April 30, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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August 27, 2015

Reminder of Challenges Associated with Workplace Violence Prevention

August 27, 2015

The August 26 shooting of two journalists by a former co-worker on live TV in Virginia is a stark reminder that a worker may become violent. Violent incidents at work resulting in death or serious injury to employees have risen dramatically. Two million American workers a year report having been victims of workplace violence, with one... Read More