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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

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

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July 29, 2019
Law 360

Jeffrey Brecher Comments on Implications of Newly Proposed Tip Pooling Rule

July 29, 2019

Jeffrey Brecher comments on the implications of the Labor Department moving ahead with a new rule on tip sharing arrangements in "Tip Pool Rule Nears Final Hurdle Amid DOL Auditor Probe," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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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

July 9, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2018-2019

July 9, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June 2019 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class actions, arbitration, and administrative exhaustion and Title VII claims. Class Actions, Arbitration The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary,... Read More

June 28, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Agency-Deference Under Auer, But Weakened Doctrine Emerges

June 28, 2019

By the thinnest of margins, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to overrule the so-called Auer (or Seminole Rock) deference doctrine, under which courts defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation. Kisor v. Wilkie, No. 18-15, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 4397 (June 26, 2019). Auer Deference Doctrine... Read More

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill
July 18, 2019

After six months of primarily internal Democratic Party wrangling, on July 18, 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which, if it became law, would progressively increase the federal minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a six-year period. Read More

DOL Extends Comment Periods for Proposed Joint Employer and Regular Rate Regulations
May 14, 2019

Citing the interest expressed by “law firms, unions, and advocacy organizations, among others,” the U.S. Read More

Supreme Court Holds Availability of Class Claims Must be Expressly Declared in Arbitration Agreements
April 24, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc. Read More