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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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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

July 26, 2017
SHRM

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

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September 8, 2017

DOL’s ‘80/20’ Tip Credit Rule Entitled to No Deference, Ninth Circuit Holds, Creating Circuit Split

September 8, 2017

Finding it wholly inconsistent with the statute and the regulation it purports to interpret, the Ninth Circuit has held invalid the United States Department of Labor’s “80/20” tip credit rule, or “20% Rule,” which limits the availability of the tip credit when tipped employees spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-... Read More

September 1, 2017

District Court Holds Overtime Rule Invalid; Is End of Obama-Era Rule Here?

September 1, 2017

The Department of Labor’s May 2016 Final Rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary necessary to satisfy the “executive, administrative or professional” (the “EAP” or “white collar”) overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, is invalid, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has held.... Read More

August 28, 2017

Paying Employees When Weather Closes the Doors: A Refresher on Employer Obligations

August 28, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas, undoubtedly, many businesses have been damaged or destroyed, while others have closed temporarily for safety and security reasons. These businesses may remain closed, or operate with limited hours, for days, weeks, or possibly months. When such... Read More

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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

Department of Labor Moves to Dismiss Appeal on Obama-Era Overtime Rule
September 5, 2017

As anticipated following last week’s decision by the U.S. Read More

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