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David G. Islinger

Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5203
F 908-464-2614


David G. Islinger is a Principal in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined Jackson Lewis in 1995.

Mr. Islinger devotes his practice primarily to traditional labor law, training and counseling matters. Mr. Islinger has extensive experience representing employers in representation cases and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Islinger also has represented employers in numerous grievance and arbitration proceedings involving issues surrounding contract interpretation, wage issues and discipline and discharge. Further, Mr. Islinger has represented employers before federal and state government employment agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Mr. Islinger regularly speaks to executives, managers, and supervisors on workplace issues, having provided training to thousands of managers and employees on virtually all workplace issues including harassment and discrimination concerns, union avoidance and contract administration, disabilities management, and wage and hour law.

Mr. Islinger is an avid sports fan and a devotee of the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Layla.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

Published Works

  •  New Jersey Wage and Hour Handbook: A Practical Guide for Small Business (Association Press, 1997) [Co-Editor]
  • "Managing Reductions in Force in Difficult Times," New Jersey Law Journal (March 2009) [Co-Author]

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March 28, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Three Jackson Lewis Attorneys Named 2019 Client Service All-Stars

March 28, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 28, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principals David G. Islinger, Ryan P. Lessmann and Daniel D. Schudroff have been recognized by The BTI Consulting Group as 2019 Client Service All-Stars. According to BTI, the Client Service All-Stars deliver... Read More

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May 2, 2018

New Jersey Hotels, Motels Must Provide Staff Human Trafficking Training under New Regulation

May 2, 2018

Under new regulation, hotels and motels in New Jersey must train employees on human trafficking. Training includes posting an informational human trafficking poster and ensuring certain hotel and motel employees view an informational video on human trafficking as a condition of employment. The regulation applies to all hotels and motels... Read More

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Third-Party Bonuses Are Not Necessarily “Remuneration” for Overtime Purposes, Third Circuit Holds
September 5, 2019

When an employer permits its employees to participate in a bonus program offered by the employer’s client, based on the work performed for that client, those bonuses do not always qualify as “remuneration for employment” that must be included in the employee’s “regular rate” for purposes of calculating overtime pay due under the Fair Labo Read More

New Jersey Becomes Latest State to Enact a $15 Minimum Wage Law
February 5, 2019

With its governor’s signature yesterday, New Jersey became the latest – and the third largest – state to pass a $15.00 per hour minimum wage bill.  The only states with larger populations than New Jersey passing such $15 minimum wage bills are California and New York, which enacted similar laws in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Read More