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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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August 24, 2018
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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

July 9, 2018
Bloomberg BNA

Jeffrey Brecher Comments on Implications of the DOL's Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

July 9, 2018

Jeffrey Brecher comments on implications of the DOL's nationwide pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, which facilitates resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the FLSA in "Labor Dept. Still Doubling Down on Most Wage Settlements," published by Bloomberg... Read More

July 2, 2018
Bloomberg BNA

Jeffrey Brecher Comments on the Epic Systems Ruling and its Impact on Class Action Waivers

July 2, 2018

 Jeffrey Brecher comments whether more businesses are actually adopting class action waivers after the Supreme Court ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis in "Punching In: Two SCOTUS Decisions and a Barrel of Labor Dept. New Hires," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 25, 2018

Door-to-Door Salesmen, Chauffeur Drivers Not Entitled to Overtime Pay under ‘Fair Reading’ of FLSA, Second Circuit Finds

September 25, 2018

Acknowledging its obligation to give a “fair reading” to all Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions, as the U.S. Supreme Court stated in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 138 S. Ct. 1134 (2018), in separate cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded that door-to-door salespersons for an energy supply... Read More

June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

April 3, 2018

Supreme Court Exempts Auto Service Advisors from Overtime, Rejects ‘Narrow Construction’ Principle in Applying FLSA Exemptions

April 3, 2018

After years of litigation, including two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, on whether service advisors who work in an automobile dealership are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Court finally has held, in a 5-4 decision, that service advisors are exempt from overtime under the “automobile dealer”... 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

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Department of Labor Issues Additional FLSA Opinion Letters, Acknowledges New “Fair Reading” Standard for Overtime Exemptions
September 4, 2018

In furtherance of a practice reinstituted earlier this year, on August 28, 2018 the DOL’s Wage Hour Division (WHD) issued four new opinion letters covering FLSA topics. The current administration began that practice when, in January of this year, it reinstated seventeen opinion letters originally issued during the George W. Read More

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Restaurant Industry Association Files Suit Challenging “80/20” Rule
July 13, 2018

The Restaurant Law Center, a public policy affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, has filed suit against the Department of Labor and its Wage and Hour Division, seeking to declare unlawful the DOL’s 2012 revision to its Field Operations Handbook, purporting to establish, through sub-regulatory guidance, the “80/20” tip credit r Read More