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Andrew L. Pepper

Office Managing Principal

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Andrew L. Pepper is Office Managing Principal of the Honolulu office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Pepper is an experienced employment litigator who has been practicing in Hawai`i for more than 25 years. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment for 2015.  Additionally, Mr. Pepper is a member of the Casetext Employment Law Advisory Board, where he serves as a thought leader in the employment law field. 

Mr. Pepper exclusively represents employers in administrative and judicial proceedings, including litigation in state and federal courts, in all aspects of workplace law, including harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, plant closure and workplace violence.  Mr. Pepper also regularly advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies and statutory compliance matters.  By delegated Presidential appointment, Mr. Pepper also serves as the Hawai`i State Director of the U.S. Selective Service System.

Mr. Pepper is a member of the American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Mr. Pepper earned his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law where he graduated as salutatorian and was executive editor of the University of Hawai`i Law Review. He earned his B.A. from the University of New Mexico.

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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

August 25, 2017
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Andrew Pepper Discusses Labor and Employment Law Issues Affecting Hawaii Companies

August 25, 2017

Andrew Pepper discusses workplace law issues affecting Hawaii businesses in the past year in "Business lessons learned from employment law cases," published by Pacific Business News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 22, 2016

Hawaii Labor Department Imposes Massive Penalties, Sends Clear Message to Employers

September 22, 2016

Taking advantage of a new law that substantially increases penalties, the Wage Standards Division of the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) has issued penalties totaling $767,095 to a construction company remodeling a hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii. The penalties were imposed for a failure to... Read More

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Death Threats Against Co-Workers Defeat Employee Disability Discrimination Claim, Federal Court Rules
August 12, 2015

A depressed employee who was fired for threatening to kill his co-workers was not a qualified individual entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as the employee could not perform essential job functions, with or without an accommodation, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled, affirming judgment in fa Read More

New Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law Bars Use in Workplace; Zero Tolerance Policies Still Enforceable
July 27, 2015

Closing a gap in Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, a new law sets up a regime of vertically integrated grow facilities and retail dispensing licenses for the delivery of medical marijuana to “cardholders” in Hawaii. The stated intent of the new law, signed by Governor David Ige on July 14, 2015, is to ensure a commercialized... Read More