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Jason C. Gavejian

Shareholder
Morristown

P   973-538-6890
F   973-540-9015
GavejiaJ@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Jason C. Gavejian is a Shareholder in the Morristown office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation, including restrictive covenants, class-actions, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims.

Mr. Gavejian regularly represents employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. He focuses on the matrix of privacy and data security laws affecting the workplace and regularly contributes to the firm’s Privacy Blog. Additionally, Mr. Gavejian is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Mr. Gavejian's work in the area of social media, privacy, and information management includes counseling international, national and regional companies on the vast array of privacy and security mandates, preventive measures, policies, procedures, and best practices. He has helped companies in all industries to develop and implement social media strategies and policies and has assisted companies in assessing information risk and security as part of implementing comprehensive written information security programs (WISP). Similarly, Mr. Gavejian has assisted companies in not only assessing potential bring your own device (BYOD) programs, but also implementing policies to address same. Additionally, he regularly advises clients on compliance issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and has represented clients in suits, including class actions, brought in various jurisdictions throughout the country under the TCPA.

Mr. Gavejian also represents companies with respect to inquiries from the HHS/OCR and other agencies regarding alleged wrongful disclosure of protected information and negotiates business associate agreements and other data privacy and security agreements. Further, his work in the area of workplace privacy also includes helping clients through the process of responding to breaches of personal information.

Mr. Gavejian regularly speaks on current social media, privacy, BYOD, and information security issues and his views on these topics have been discussed in multiple publications, including Inc.com, Risk and Insurance Magazine, and HR.BLR.com.

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  • American Bar Association

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June 25, 2015

New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Validity of Criminal Prosecution of Employee’s Theft of Employer’s Documents

June 25, 2015

A former school board employee who removed confidential documents to assist in her employment lawsuit filed against the school board may be criminally prosecuted, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled, affirming an Appellate Division decision. State v. Saavedra, No. A-68-13 (June 23, 2015). The Supreme Court’s decision could... Read More

May 1, 2015

Supreme Court to Decide Who Can Sue under Privacy Law

May 1, 2015

Does a consumer, as an individual, have standing to sue a consumer reporting agency for a “knowing violation” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), even if the individual may not have suffered any “actual damages”? The question will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,... Read More

January 28, 2015

Top 15 for 2015 on Data Privacy

January 28, 2015

In honor of National Data Privacy Day, businesses can learn about data privacy and security and take steps to protect the information they maintain. We offer the following list of “Top 15 for 2015” on the critical areas in data privacy that businesses will need to consider in 2015. 1. Inside Threats for Healthcare... Read More

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Blog Posts by Jason C. Gavejian

6 Best Practices For Avoiding TCPA Violations As The Scope Of Liability Under The Statute Swells
July 28, 2015

As we have previously discussed, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) recently issued a Declaratory Ruling (“Declaratory Ruling”) that, among other things, likely exposes companies to even greater liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”). Read More

FCC Settles First Data Security Action
July 14, 2015

UPDATE:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached a settlement with two telecom companies in connection with allegations the telecom companies violated the law regarding the privacy of phone customers’ personal information. Read More

FCC Releases TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling
July 13, 2015

As anticipated, on July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Omnibus Declaratory Ruling which had previously been approved on June 18, 2015.  The Declaratory Ruling takes effect immediately. Read More