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Scott M. Pechaitis

Principal
Denver

P 303-876-2201
F 303-892-5575
Scott.Pechaitis@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Scott M. Pechaitis is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law.

His practice is focused on litigation statistics and EEO systemic discrimination cases. He assists in the defense of class-based discrimination and wage and hour class/collective actions. He also counsels employers on workplace law matters, including hiring and pre-employment testing, layoffs, and reductions-in-force. In addition, Mr. Pechaitis prepares affirmative action plans and represents government contractors in OFCCP audits and related matters. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Pechaitis practiced as a Litigation Associate representing management in various matters involving wage and hour issues, employment discrimination, harassment, worker misclassification, disputes under collective bargaining agreements, and other employment related issues.

While at St. Lawrence University, Mr. Pechaitis was admitted to the Irving Bachelor Society for excellence in academic achievement. While attending law school he was a law clerk for the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

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  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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March 12, 2019

Rethinking Pay Equity: Overcoming the Impact of Prior Salary Information

March 12, 2019

This is the first article in our four-part series titled “Rethinking Pay Equity,” a special series of legal alerts aimed at providing practical guidance to help employers address the many new rules, regulations, and best practices around equal pay in preparation for Equal Pay Day 2019. The series will culminate with a unique,... Read More

February 26, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019

February 26, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are You My Employee? – Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer – Is an “independent contract” enough?... Read More

December 12, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2018

December 12, 2018

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are you my employer? A patchwork of tests Only in California Prevention pointer Other class action developments Read More

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OFCCP Releases New Compensation Directive – What You Need to Know

September 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EST

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Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

March 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

February 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Ninth Circuit Permits Use of “Inadmissible” Expert Testimony for Class Certification Purposes
November 3, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just denied a request to review en banc a panel ruling that authorizes trial courts to consider evidence that would be inadmissible at trial when deciding whether a class may be certified (Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center (D.C. No. 5:14-cv-00985-PSG-JPR)). Read More

Sexual Harassment Class Investigations on the Rise with EEOC
January 29, 2018

Since September, stories of sexual harassment have dominated the headlines. In what USA Today dubbed the “Weinstein Effect,” workplaces of all types and size have been seeing employees step forward to take part in the #MeToo movement by shining light on abuses of power by companies’ leadership. Read More

SEC CEO Pay Ratio Rule May Not Survive under New Administration
February 28, 2017

Acting chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Michael Piwowar has indicated the controversial CEO pay ratio reporting rule may be on the chopping block. Read More