Felice B. Ekelman

Shareholder
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212-545-4005

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Public Sector
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
 
University Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1982
 
Law SchoolAlbany Law School, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted1986, New York; 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
 
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Professional Associations and Activities

•Legal Momentum, Board of Advisors
•New York Womens Bar Association, Board of Directors
•The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, National Advisory Council

 
Born1960
 
Biography

Felice B. Ekelman is a Shareholder in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis in 1985, she has been engaged exclusively in the practice of labor and employment law on behalf of management.

Ms. Ekelman has represented employers in federal and state courts, and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and other federal, state and city administrative agencies. Her litigation experience includes employment law jury and bench trials and appellate arguments before state and federal courts. She has represented employers in hundreds of employment and labor arbitrations involving commission and compensation disputes, enforcement of restrictive covenants collective bargaining contract interpretation issues and termination disputes.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Ekelman regularly represents employers before the Federal and New York State Departments of Labor. Ms. Ekelmans traditional labor law experience includes representation of both unionized and union free employers. For clients with bargaining relationships she negotiates collective bargaining agreements, represents clients in arbitrations, in litigation involving Taft Hartley fund disputes and litigation under the LMRA. She also assists clients with their ongoing compliance efforts.

Wage and Hour Litigation Experience

Ms. Ekelman has represented a multitude of clients in collective and class action litigations involving misclassification issues, off the clock work, and donning and doffing claims. She has expertise in the unique wage and hour laws affecting New York employers in the hospitality industry, and has defended numerous restaurants and nightclubs in wage and hour disputes.

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Publications

January 8, 2015

New York Employers Relieved of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Requirement

January 8, 2015

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5885-B) on December 29, 2014, eliminating New York's annual wage notice requirement (mandating a written notice of pay rates and other information during the month of January to all employees, regardless of the timing of pay increases or date of hire) codified in New York...

December 9, 2014

New York's Changing Wage Rates and Allowances Effective December 31st

December 9, 2014

Effective December 31, 2014, the New York State minimum wage increases to $8.75 per hour (from $8.00 per hour). This is the second in a series of scheduled increases based on legislation passed in 2013. (See our article, New York Minimum Wage to Increase in Stages.) New York state employers must comply with this change as well as...

November 12, 2013

New York Department of Labor Issues Draft Wage Orders Implementing Minimum Wage Increase

November 12, 2013

New York's minimum wage will increase from $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour on December 31, 2013. Additional increases will occur annually after that - to $8.75 on December 31, 2014, and $9.00 on December 31, 2015. The increased minimum wage affects other compensation requirements under the New York Department of Labor...

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February 27, 2013 Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorney Receives Two Prestigious Client Service Awards

February 27, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (February 27, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that New York City Partner Felice B. Ekelman has been named the recipient of “2013 Client Choice Awards” in both US Employment and Labour and Employment and Labor, New...

 
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New York Employers Relieved of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Requirement
Jeffrey W. Brecher,Felice B. Ekelman,Richard I. Greenberg,Jonathan M. Kozak,Noel P. Tripp, February 26, 2015
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5885-B) on December 29, 2014, eliminating New York’s annual wage notice requirement (mandating a written notice of pay rates and other information during the month of January to all employees, regardless of the timing of pay increases or...

New York’s Changing Wage Rates and Allowances Effective December 31st
Jeffrey W. Brecher,Felice B. Ekelman,Richard I. Greenberg,Jonathan M. Kozak,Noel P. Tripp, January 30, 2015
Effective December 31, 2014, the New York State minimum wage increases to $8.75 per hour (from $8.00 per hour).


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Felice B. Ekelman

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017




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