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Heather C. Hili

New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4611
F 631-247-0417


Heather C. Hili is an Associate in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in employment law matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as providing preventive advice and counseling.

While attending law school, Ms. Hili was the Executive Notes & Comments Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and served as the Secretary of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society. During law school Ms. Hili was awarded first prize in the New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section’s 14th Annual Law Student Writing Competition.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Hili was an Associate in the Employment Practices Group in the New York City office of a national law firm. There, Ms. Hili provided advice and counseling to employers and represented employers in proceedings before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

Published Works

  • “Politics In the Workplace,” Claims Management Magazine, Vol. 5, Is. 9 (September 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “Does the First Sale Doctrine Protect the Resale of Digital Music Files?,” New York State Bar Association - Bright Ideas, Vol. 22, Is. No. 1, Pg. 22 [Spring/Summer 2013] [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Workplace Privacy in a Digital World: Employee Surveillance, Information Security, Social Media, and BYOD Policies,” New York State Bar Association (New York, NY, June 2015) (panelist)

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July 15, 2019

New York Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Liens on Employers for Alleged Wage Claims

July 15, 2019

A bill aimed at increasing protections for employer “wage theft” by allowing an employer’s current or former employee, or the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), to place a lien on the employer’s interest in real or personal property for the value of a wage claim, plus liquidated damages, has passed the New York State... Read More

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Job Descriptions Must Accurately Reflect True Job Duties
October 16, 2019

A recent case from a federal court highlights the importance of accurate job descriptions. In Wiggins v. City of Montgomery, Plaintiff applied for a promotion to the position of Revenue Examiner on three occasions over an eight-year period, most recently in 2015, and was denied each time. Read More

Ensuring Enforceability of Separation and Release Agreements
August 30, 2018

The Sixth Circuit recently allowed an Equal Pay Act and Title VII pregnancy discrimination suit to proceed despite the fact that plaintiff signed an agreement releasing all claims and, did not turn back the severance payment given in consideration for the release. In McClellan v. Read More

Two States Go Against the Grain By Prohibiting Salary History Bans
April 25, 2018

By now, employers generally are aware that a growing number of states and municipalities are passing bans prohibiting pre-employment inquiries into an applicant’s salary history. This trend is part of a growing effort in the United States to reduce the pay gaps that may result from discrimination. Read More