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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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April 27, 2017
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Jeffrey Brecher Comments on President Donald Trump's First 100 Days in Office

April 27, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher comments on President Trump's first 100 days in office and his impact on employment law in "Trump’s First 100 Days and a Look Ahead," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 21, 2017
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Jeffrey Brecher Comments on DOJ's Extension Request for Overtime Rule

February 21, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher comments on the Justice Department's request for additional time to determine its position on overtime rule appeal in "Trump Administration Extension Request Clouds Overtime Litigation," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 17, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Provide Commentary, Insight in Wolters Kluwer Briefing on Labor and Employment Law Developments for 2017

February 17, 2017

Commentary and insight from Jackson Lewis attorneys K. Joy Chin, Paul Patten, Richard I. Greenberg, Jeffrey W. Brecher, Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Howard M. Bloom and Philip B. Rosen are featured in Wolters Kluwer's "Federal agencies: What happened in 2016-will 2017 be different?", a briefing on labor and... Read More

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May 3, 2017

Bill Allowing Private Employers to Offer Comp Time Approved by House, Heads to Senate

May 3, 2017

Private-sector employers soon may be able to grant compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay to employees. On May 3, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180, S. 801) by a vote of 229 to 117. The Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to grant... Read More

March 22, 2017

Senate HELP Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing for Nominee Acosta to Head Labor Department

March 22, 2017

The Senate Health, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on March 22, 2017, held confirmation hearings on the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor. Acosta was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, both of whom have known Acosta for years. Rubio described Acosta as... Read More

February 17, 2017

New York State Regulations Governing Payroll Debit Cards (Scheduled to Become Effective March 7) Held Invalid and Revoked

February 17, 2017

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued final regulations in September 2016, significantly restricting the use of payroll debit cards and imposing disclosure and consent requirements for direct deposit. The regulations (12 NYCRR §192) were to become effective on March 7, 2017. However, in a February 16, 2017... Read More

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June 27, 2017

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Fifth Circuit Grants Request to Delay Appeal on Federal Overtime Rule
February 22, 2017

The appeal regarding the validity of the federal overtime rule will not be fully briefed until May 1, 2017, according to an order issued by the Fifth Circuit on February 22, 2017, granting an unopposed request by the Department of Justice for an extension. Read More

NYSDOL Adopts Regulations Implementing State Law Limiting Employer’s Right to Restrict Employee Discussion Regarding Wages
January 31, 2017

In October 2015, New York amended its equal pay law making it unlawful for an employer to prohibit employees from inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing their wages or the wages of other employees.  N.Y. Lab. Read More