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Craig S. Roberts

New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4616
F 631-247-0417


Craig S. Roberts is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices in all areas of employment-relations law, with special emphasis on wage and hour and disability management matters under both state and federal laws.

Mr. Roberts has successfully defended audits conducted by the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor for many of the Firm’s clients, and has negotiated very favorable settlements with both agencies in various matters. He has successfully defended employers in complex wage and hour litigation in federal court involving claims under Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Roberts is a frequent speaker before employer groups about wage and hour and disability management compliance matters and strategies to avoid liability. Based on his in-depth knowledge and experience, he has conducted training on a host of issues, including minimum wage and overtime law compliance, proper exemption classifications, employee record keeping and independent contractor status, and the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and Workers’ Compensation laws.

While attending law school, he was an Articles and Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.

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December 11, 2018

New York State Department of Labor Issues Revised Proposed ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Regulations

December 11, 2018

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued sweeping proposed regulations addressing worker scheduling practices that will affect most employers in the state (though employers covered by the Hospitality Wage Order — hotels and restaurants — are not covered by the current proposed regulations). The proposed regulations... Read More

December 21, 2017

New York Rings in New Year with Wage & Hour Presents: A Preview of Upcoming Changes

December 21, 2017

While the federal minimum wage for non-exempt employees has remained unchanged at $7.25 per hour since 2009, and the federal salary level for exempt employees has been stymied in litigation and rulemaking since 2014, New York State has forged ahead on the wage and hour front for 2018. The state has increased the minimum wage for non-... Read More

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Are Employers Willing to Risk Getting PAID?
April 11, 2018

Last month, the DOL announced the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”), a self-auditing program designed to encourage employers to uncover and voluntarily report potential minimum wage and overtime violations and avoid the risk of penalties or liquidated damages that would be imposed if the Agency discovered the violat Read More