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Jeffrey W. Brecher

Principal
New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4652
F 631-247-0417
Jeffrey.Brecher@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jeffrey W. Brecher is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis, and is Practice Group Leader of the firm's Wage and Hour practice. He has litigated hundreds of cases, defending management at arbitration, before state and federal administrative agencies and at trial.

Mr. Brecher regularly advises clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including discrimination and related claims arising under Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and New York State and City laws.

He has significant experience representing employers in national collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law for wage-related claims.

Mr. Brecher is also an author and contributing editor of the Family and Medical Leave Act treatise, published in 2006 by BNA Books in conjunction with the American Bar Association.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

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April 4, 2019
Hotel Business

Brendan Sweeney Comments on the Proposed Rule Change to the Joint Employer Standard

April 4, 2019

Brendan Sweeney comments on the implications of the DOL issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise and clarify the joint employer rule in "Who Benefits From Proposed Joint Employer Rule Change?" published by Hotel Business. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 28, 2019
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jeffrey Brecher Comments on the DOL Issuing Proposal to Update Regular Rate Regulations

March 28, 2019

Jeffrey Brecher comments on the U.S. Department of Labor announcing a proposed rule to clarify and update the regulations governing regular rate requirements for the first time in more than 50 years in "DOL proposal would update, clarify ‘regular rate’ in a move that’s ‘good for everyone’" published by Employment Law Daily... Read More

January 14, 2019
Bloomberg Law

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses Implications of Predictive Scheduling Legislation and the Restaurant Industry

January 14, 2019

Jeffrey Brecher discusses predictive scheduling legislation and how its changing the way restaurants can hire and schedule their employees in "Scheduling Laws Take a Bite Out of Profits, Restaurants Say," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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April 3, 2019

Department of Labor Proposes Updated Interpretation of Joint Employer Standard Under the FLSA

April 3, 2019

Since 1939, regulations interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have recognized that two or more “employers” can be jointly and severally liable for a single employee’s hours worked under the Act. However, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has not meaningfully updated its joint employer regulation in more than 60 years. That... Read More

April 2, 2019

Department of Labor Proposes Amended Regulations Concerning FLSA’s ‘Regular Rate’

April 2, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the regulations governing the calculation of the regular rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA generally requires employers to pay non-exempt employees overtime pay at one-and-one-half times their “regular rate” for all hours... Read More

March 28, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Agency-Deference Doctrine

March 28, 2019

Should courts defer to agency interpretations of their own regulations so long as the interpretations are reasonable, even if a court believes another reasonable reading of a regulation is the better reading? In Auer v. Robbins, 519 U.S. 452 (1997), and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., 325 U.S. 410 (1945), the U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

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Comment Period Now Underway for New DOL Overtime Rule
March 22, 2019

Earlier this month, the U.S. Read More

DOL Issues New Proposed Overtime Rule
March 8, 2019

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USDOL’s Wage & Hour Division Issues Internal Guidance Regarding Elimination of the “80/20” Tip Credit Rule
February 20, 2019

Last November, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) issued Opinion Letter FLSA2018-27, rescinding the so-called “80/20” Tip Credit Rule, a provision that during the last decade had spawned a cottage industry of “80/20” cases.  These cases sought to dissect the duties of a server between those that allegedly generated tips and tho Read More

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