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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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September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 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: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 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: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

May 28, 2019

Colorado Enacts Comprehensive Equal Pay Law

May 28, 2019

Enacting one of the toughest enhanced state pay equity laws to date, Colorado has become the tenth state in the country to pass an equal pay law that is more demanding than federal law. The new law, signed by Governor Jared Polis on May 22, 2019, goes into effect on January 1, 2021. The “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” (SB 19-085),... Read More

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Colorado's New Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – Are You Ready?

September 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM MST
818 17th Street - Denver, CO
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Update on EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting – Getting Ready to File

July 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

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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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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