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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 the Leader of the firm's Wage and Hour Practice Group. 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
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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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October 8, 2019

DOL Proposes FLSA Regulations to Close Door on ‘80/20’ Rule, Implement Tip Pooling Amendments

October 8, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on October 8, 2019, to eliminate the “20% Rule,” or “80/20 Rule,” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 20% Rule, which first appeared in a DOL Field Operations Handbook (FOH) in 1988, requires employers to pay tipped employees the full minimum... Read More

September 25, 2019

DOL Finalizes and Issues New Overtime Rule, Sets Minimum Annual Salary at $35,568

September 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new Final Rule updating the minimum salary requirements for the “white collar” (executive, administrative, and professional) overtime exemptions. The new rule goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Under the Final Rule, the annual salary level for the executive, administrative, and... Read More

August 29, 2019

Day Rate Satisfies FLSA’s Highly Compensated Employee Salary Requirement, Fifth Circuit Rules

August 29, 2019

Paying an employee a day rate of $1,000 per day satisfies the salary basis test for purposes of the overtime exemption applicable to a “highly compensated employee” (HCE) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled (2-1). Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C., No. 17-20808 (Aug.... Read More

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Complex Class Action Summit

November 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM EST
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How to Comply with Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance

November 5, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST
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Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

October 16, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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DOL Issues New Guidance Rescinding the 20% Rule: What This Means for Managing Tipped Employees

November 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST
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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