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Jeffrey W. Brecher

Principal
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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November 26, 2018
Nation's Restaurant News

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses the DOL's Opinion Letter Eliminating The 80/20 Rule

November 26, 2018

Jeffrey Brecher discusses the Department of Labor reversing course on '80/20' limitations for tipped employees on "Working Lunch: The future of the 80/20 tip credit rule," published by Nation's Restaurant News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

November 9, 2018
HR Dive

Jeffrey Brecher and Eric Magnus Discuss the DOL Rescinding its "80/20" Tip Guidance

November 9, 2018

Jeffrey Brecher and Eric Magnus discuss the Department of Labor rescinding its prior guidance that made the tip credit unavailable to tipped employees who spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-tip generating duties in "DOL withdraws contentious 80/20 tip credit guidance," published by HR Dive. Subscription may be... Read More

August 24, 2018
Law 360

Jeffrey Brecher Discusses Methods for Navigating Collective Action Certification in FLSA Suits

August 24, 2018

Jeffrey Brecher discusses strategies for businesses fighting certification in Fair Labor Standards Act cases in "How To Defeat Collective Action Certification In FLSA Suits," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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December 11, 2018

New York State Department of Labor Issues Revised Proposed ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Regulations

December 11, 2018

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued sweeping proposed regulations addressing worker scheduling practices that will affect most employers in the state (though employers covered by the Hospitality Wage Order — hotels and restaurants — are not covered by the current proposed regulations). The proposed regulations... Read More

December 6, 2018

2019 Minimum Wage Rate Increases: The List Grows

December 6, 2018

While the federal minimum wage has remained stalled at $7.25 an hour since 2009, there has been significant movement at the state level, with some states enacting a minimum wage rate that is now more than double the federal level. Seattle is currently the leader for 2019, increasing its minimum wage to $16.00 per hour beginning in... Read More

November 30, 2018

Salary History Ban Arrives in New York’s Suffolk County

November 30, 2018

New York’s Suffolk County is the latest local jurisdiction to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking about the prior salary histories of prospective employees. The salary history ban amends the Suffolk County Human Rights Law, which defines an employer as persons or entities that employ at least four employees. The ban goes... Read More

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Department of Labor Nullifies “80/20” Tip Credit Rule
November 8, 2018

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) today rescinded Obama-era enforcement guidance that had made the tip credit unavailable to tipped employees who spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-tip generating duties. Read More

DOL Eliminates Employer-Plaguing “80/20” Tip Credit Rule
November 8, 2018

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) today rescinded its prior guidance that made the tip credit unavailable to tipped employees who spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-tip generating duties. Read More

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Creation of New Wage and Hour Compliance Outreach Office
September 5, 2018

Focusing on education to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, on August 28, 2018 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the creation of the DOL’s new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI). Read More

By Jeffrey W. Brecher and Eric Magnus