Interesting claims have started to emerge nearly 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of COVID-19-related employment complaints filed approaches 1,000. For a detailed analysis, please see our colleagues’ article by clicking here.
Jeffrey M. Schlossberg
Jeffrey M. Schlossberg is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, Office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Schlossberg has devoted his entire career to the employment law field. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is an editor of the firm’s EPL Risk Mitigation Blog.
Mr. Schlossberg has extensive experience in handling all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Areas of concentration include: employment discrimination prevention and litigation; workplace harassment policy development and compliance; social media and information privacy in the workplace; family and medical leave; disability matters; wage and hour investigations and litigation; non-competition agreements; and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Schlossberg has defended against claims such as sexual harassment, age, race, national origin and disability discrimination for public and private companies in industries such as media, technology, airline, aircraft components, restaurants, supermarkets, securities, medical, manufacturing, cosmetics, food processing, software, clothing, vitamins and nutritional products, and many other employers of varying size throughout the metropolitan area and across the country.
Mr. Schlossberg lectures frequently about various topics to trade and professional associations, such as the Hauppauge Industrial Association. Mr. Schlossberg is also an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and is a Past Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee.
Mr. Schlossberg is an appointed member of the Employment Law Panel of arbitrators for National Arbitration and Mediation.
California 2020 Mid-Year Legal Update This Wednesday July 29
The legal landscape has changed radically since the start of 2020. While COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the Golden State, and the world, new employment laws are still driving change for California employers.
Join Jackson Lewis P.C. on Wednesday July 29 at 10:00 a.m. PST for a mid-year employment law webinar, where we will share critical…
Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGTBQ+ Employees From Employment Discrimination
In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled that LGTBQ+ employees are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An article by our colleagues discussing the case and its implications can be read here. A copy of The Court’s decision can be accessed here.
Missouri Legislature Passes Bill Increasing Standard for Plaintiffs to Receive Punitive Damages
Recently, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill that would make it more difficult for a plaintiff to obtain punitive damages. For a full discussion of the bill expected to be signed by the Governor, see the article from our colleagues by clicking here.
Ohio Court Reverses Enforcement of Employment Arbitration Agreement
An Ohio appellate court reversed enforcement of an employment arbitration agreement, holding that the agreement was both substantively and procedurally unconscionable because it required the parties to submit to arbitration all claims arising among them, even those unrelated to the employment relationship. Please click here for a complete analysis by our colleagues.
Federal Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts New York Law Banning Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims
According to the Southern District of New York, the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the recently enacted New York State law that bars arbitration agreements of sexual harassment cases. To read a complete analysis of one of the first decisions to rule on this issue, click here.
New York State Further Expands Anti-Discrimination Laws
In addition to the laws expanding sexual harassment liability, the New York State Legislature also passed last week three laws that will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on hairstyle. For a complete review, see our article by clicking here
Significant Expansion of Harassment Laws in New York State
Employers in New York State will soon be faced with greater potential liability for sexual harassment under legislation passed last week. The same law contains a variety of other changes governing workplace harassment. For a complete summary see our article by clicking here.
2019 EPLI Trends Report Published
Workplace law changes constantly. Employers and EPL carriers need to keep up with expanding risks, changing legal obligations, reason-defying jury verdicts, the #MeToo movement, and a record number of threatened and asserted claims associated with these changes. Our 2019 EPLI Trends Report gives an overview of the related risks and exposures employers and, by extension, …
Workplace Gossip May Lead to Title VII Liability, Fourth Circuit Holds
An employer’s failure to stop a false rumor that a female employee slept with her male boss in order to obtain a promotion can give rise to liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Parker v. Reema…