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Godfre Orion Blackman

Associate
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4091
F 212-972-3213
Godfre.Blackman@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Godfre Orion Blackman is an Associate in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Blackman has experience in handling wage and hour class and collective actions, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and employment contract claims. He represents management in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. 

While attending law school, Mr. Blackman was a member of the Boston College Mock Trial team.

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June 29, 2018

Gig-Economy Delivery Couriers are Not Employees, New York Court Rules, Reverses Unemployment Board

June 29, 2018

A delivery courier fired by app-based food delivery service Postmates Inc. is an independent contractor, not an employee entitled to unemployment insurance benefits, the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, of the New York Supreme Court, has ruled. Matter of the Claim of Luis A. Vega, No. 525233 (June 21, 2018). The case is one... Read More

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Gig-Economy Delivery Couriers are Not Employees, New York Court Rules, Reverses Unemployment Board
June 29, 2018

A delivery courier fired by app-based Postmates is an independent contractor, not an employee entitled to unemployment insurance benefits, the Third Judicial Department of the New York Supreme Court has ruled. Matter of the Claim of Luis A. Vega, No. 525233 (June 21, 2018). Read More

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Application of American Pipe Tolling Decision to Subsequent Class Actions
March 28, 2018

As discussed on our blog late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to China Agritech, Inc., a fertilizer manufacturer, from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Resh v. China Agritech, Inc., 857 F.3d 994 (9th Cir. 2017). (See our earlier post here). Read More