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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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December 5, 2017
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Jeffrey Brecher Comments on Implications of DOL Proposing to Rescind FLSA Tip Pool Regulations

December 5, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher comments on implications of the DOL proposing a rule that would allow more hospitality and restaurant workers to share in gratuities under the Fair Labor Standards Act in "DOL Announces Proposed Rule to Expand FLSA Tip Sharing," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

October 20, 2017
Nation's Restaurant News

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses the DOL's “80/20” Tip Credit Rule

October 20, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher discusses the Ninth Circuit decision on the DOL's "80/20" Tip Credit Rule "Episode 36: Working Lunch: New push for portable benefits could be costly for employers," published by Nation's Restaurant News.   Read More

October 13, 2017
Nation's Restaurant News

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses the DOL's “80/20” Tip Credit Rule

October 13, 2017

Jeffrey Brecher discusses the Ninth Circuit decision on the DOL's "80/20" Tip Credit Rule "Episode 35: Wage-shaming bill reaches CA governor's desk for possible signature," published by Nation's Restaurant News. Read More

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December 6, 2017

Labor Department Proposes Reversing Obama-Era ‘Tip-Pooling’ Rule

December 6, 2017

Employers would be expressly permitted to require servers and other tip-earning employees to share their tips with employees working in the kitchen and other “back of the house” employee, but only when the employer does not use the tip credit and state law would not otherwise prohibit the practice, under proposed regulations published by... Read More

November 15, 2017

2018 Minimum Wage Rate Increases: Are You Ready?

November 15, 2017

The federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 an hour since 2009. In the absence of an increase to the federal minimum wage, an increasing number of states, cities, and other municipalities have enacted statutes providing for minimum wage rates in excess of (and, in some cases, more than twice as high as) the federal rate.... Read More

November 14, 2017

New York Department of Labor Proposes Scheduling Regulations

November 14, 2017

Big changes may be in store for employers in New York who require employees to be “on call” or who are accustomed to making quick changes to employee schedules, including canceling shifts when customer or client demand changes. On November 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL) released the text of anticipated... Read More

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Refinery Workers’ Pre-Shift Wait Time Not Compensable, Fifth Circuit Holds
November 27, 2017

Concluding that the unstructured time spent by the plaintiffs between arriving at the oil refinery and the beginning of their shifts was not “integral and indispensable” to their duties erecting scaffolds at the refinery, the Fifth Circuit held that this time was not compensable under the FLSA.  Bridges v. Empire Scaffold, LLC, 2017 U.S. Read More

DOL Confirms New Overtime Rule Coming
October 30, 2017

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Supreme Court Grants Certiorari (Again) to Address Circuit Split on FLSA Automobile Dealer Exemption
September 28, 2017

After effectively “punting” on the issue last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has again granted certiorari to resolve a circuit split regarding whether “service advisors” at automobile dealerships are exempt from receiving overtime under an exemption for “salesmen, partsmen, and mechanics” under the FLSA.  Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Read More