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Craig S. Roberts

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 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

June 30, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Restrict Scope of FLSA ‘White-Collar’ Overtime Exemptions

June 30, 2015

After more than 15 months of waiting, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) announcing the Department’s intention to shrink dramatically the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Despite its length, the 295-page NPRM, released... Read More