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Jeffrey W. Brecher

Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4652
F 631-247-0417
BrecherJ@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jeffrey W. Brecher is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis, and is Practice Group Leader of the firm's Wage and Hour practice. He has litigated hundreds of cases, defending management at arbitration, before state and federal administrative agencies and at trial.

Mr. Brecher regularly advises clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including discrimination and related claims arising under Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and New York State and City laws.

He has significant experience representing employers in national collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law for wage-related claims.

Mr. Brecher is also an author and contributing editor of the Family and Medical Leave Act treatise, published in 2006 by BNA Books in conjunction with the American Bar Association.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

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July 26, 2017
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Jeffrey Brecher Comments on the DOL's Request for Information for Overtime Rule

July 26, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher comments on the DOL formally seeking public comment on the overtime rule by publishing a Request for Information (RFI) in "DOL Asks if Multiple Salary Levels for Overtime Exemptions Are a Good Idea," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 6, 2017
SHRM

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses New Regulations for Overtime Rule

July 6, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher discusses the Department of Labor's intentions to revisit the salary limit set by the rule through new rulemaking in "DOL Abandons Defense of Increased Salary Level in 2016 Overtime Rule," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 5, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses Implications of the DOL's Revisions to Overtime Rule

July 5, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher discusses implications of the DOL intending to revise the Obama Administration's overtime rule in "Agency will defend salary level in overtime appeal, but not the Obama-era level — DOL NEWS, (Jul. 5, 2017)," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 7, 2017

City of Chicago Not Liable for Police Officers’ After-Hours Smartphone Use, Seventh Circuit Affirms

August 7, 2017

The City of Chicago lacked either actual or constructive knowledge that members of the Chicago Police Department were performing after-hours work on their smartphones, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, affirming a trial court’s earlier ruling that the City was not liable for this work under the Fair Labor Standards Act.... Read More

July 26, 2017

Labor Department Asks for Public Input on FLSA White Collar Exemptions

July 26, 2017

As a preliminary step to replacing the December 1, 2016, Fair Labor Standards Act “white collar” exemptions Final Rule, the Department of Labor has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on a wide variety of issues related to potential revisions of the Rule. Comments on the RFI, published in the Federal Register on... Read More

July 7, 2017

Context Matters: Mortgage Underwriters Don’t Meet FLSA’s Administrative Exemption, Ninth Circuit Concludes

July 7, 2017

Mortgage underwriters do not qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s administrative exemption because they are more appropriately characterized as “production” employees, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11950 (9th Cir. July 5, 2017). In so... Read More

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Seventh Circuit Rejects Claim That Cosmetology Trainees Were Employees
August 16, 2017

Former cosmetology students are not employees entitled to pay under the FLSA and various state laws, the Seventh Circuit holds, rejecting the Department of Labor’s six-factor test but declining to adopt any bright-line test. Hollins v. Regency Corporation, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 15076 (7th Cir. Aug. 14, 2017). Read More

Pre-Litigation FLSA Settlements Don’t Require Court or DOL Approval, New York Federal Court Holds
August 9, 2017

In a case of first impression in the Second Circuit, a court in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has held private settlements under the FLSA entered into prior to a lawsuit being filed do not require approval by either the Department of Labor or a court. Read More

Oral Argument on Overtime Rule Appeal Scheduled for October 2nd
August 3, 2017

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals tentatively has set oral argument for October 2nd on the Obama-era overtime pay rule that has been blocked from government enforcement by a federal district court in Texas since last November.  The DOL under the Trump administration already has backed away from the government’s previous position, asserti Read More

By Jeffrey W. Brecher and Eric Magnus