Garen E. Dodge: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Garen E. Dodge

Principal
Reston,  VA  U.S.A.
Phone703-483-8323

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Government Relations
  • Education
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Government Contractors
  • Retail
  • Technology and Telecom
 
University University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979
 
Law SchoolWilliam & Mary Law School, J.D., 1982
 
Admitted1983, Wisconsin - E.D. Wis.; 1984, District of Columbia; 1984, DC - D. D.C.; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court; 2013, Wisconsin - W.D. Wis.; 1990, Virginia; 1992, Virginia - E.D. Va.; 2000, Virginia - W.D. Va.; 1989, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

Council for Employment Law Equity, General Counsel
National Chamber Litigation Center, Labor and Employment Litigation Steering Committee
Retail Litigation Center for Employment Law Equity
The College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation, Board of Trustees
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Labor Relations Committee

 
Born1957
 
Biography

Garen E. Dodge is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Leader of the firm's Government Relations practice, and co-coordinator of the firm's Government Contracts industry group. He is also a co-coordinator of the firm's Background Checks industry group.

Mr. Dodge's diverse practice covers the spectrum of labor and employment litigation. His recent victories include serving as lead counsel in a jury trial alleging defamation in Fairfax, Virginia Circuit Court, obtaining an injunction in DC federal court in a non-compete case, and prevailing in a five day arbitration involving allegations of age and national origin discrimination. Throughout his career, he has served as counsel of record in seminal U.S. Supreme Court and appellate cases as Amicus Curiae. Mr. Dodge advises clients on issues involving privacy, discrimination, background checks, harassment, wage and hour, and occupational safety and health. He assists companies in establishing workplace programs, and trains supervisors and employees on effective personnel policies. He represents clients before Congress and key federal agencies on labor and employments issues, and has testified before agencies such as the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Mr. Dodge is a frequent speaker before industry and other groups on employment topics. He is the author or (co-author) of many publications, including the book Winning the War on Drugs: the Role of Workplace Drug Testing.

Mr. Dodge served as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, Benefits Review Board from 1982-1985.

Honors and Recognitions

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers
SmartCEO “Go To Lawyers”

Published Works

• Using Background Checks in Making Hiring Decisions, WMACCA Newsletter (March 15, 2013) [Co-Author]
• United States: Ledbetter Act Prompts EEOC To Give Aggrieved Employees New Chance To Sue In Closed Cases, Mondaq (8/4/2009) [Author]
• The Employee Free Choice Act, WMACCA (March 23, 2009) [Co-Author]
• Fair Pay Act Impacts Compensation Recordkeeping, Business & Legal Reports (SHRM) (February 2009) [Quoted In]
• Privacy Expectations of Job Applicants: Tips for Employers in Conducting Background Checks, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (January 2008) [Author]
• WARN Act Class Action Status Sought in Aegis Mortgage Company Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Protector (Sept 7, 2007) [Author]
• Privacy Expectations of Job Applicants: Tips for Employers in Conducting Background Checks, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (September 2007) [Author]
• Thinking of Accepting Advertising from a Federal Agency? Understand OFCCP Affirmative Action Requirements First, Mass Media Update (Summer 2007) [Author]
• Managing Volunteer Firefighters for FLSA Compliance: A Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Leaders, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Volunteer & Combination Section (November 2006) [Co-Author]
• Trainees and Students Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Must They Be Provided Overtime? The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 14.8 (August 2006) [Author]
• Deducting Losses from Employee's Salary Jeopardizes FLSA Status, Workplace Trends (June 2006) [Author]
• Driver Use of Cell Phones: Steering Clear of Liability, Bus & Motorcoach News (June 1, 2006) [Author]
• Employer Monitoring of Employee Phone Conversations Requires Planning, Privacy in Focus (June 2006) [Co-Author]
• Instant Message Use in the Workplace - Strategies for Managing Privacy and Other Legal Risks, Privacy in Focus (June 2005) [Author]
• DOL Opinion Letter Expands Marketers' Use of Motor Carrier Exemption from FLSA Overtime Requirements, PMAA Journal (Spring 2005) [Author]
• DOL's Proposed FLSA White Collar Exemption Revisions Face Challenge in Congress (November 2003) [Author]
• Keeping Your Company's Holiday Party out of the Newspaper Headlines, Workplace Trends (November 2003) [Author]
• How Franchisors and Franchisees Can Work Together on Employment Issues, Franchising World (October 2003) [Co-Author]
• Can Employers Reclassify Employees as Exempt Executives? A Closer Look at the Fourth Circuit's Ruling that Expands the FLSA Exemption, Workplace Trends (August 2003) [Co-Author]
• How to Draft Compensation Agreements for Bonus and Commission-Based Employees without Violating Wage Payment Laws, Workplace Trends (June 2003) [Author]
• Workplace Privacy: Steps Your Company Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Litigation (Feb 28, 2003) [Author]
• Beyond Big Brother: the New World of Workplace Privacy (2002) [Author]
• Lesson of the Supreme Court's New Sexual Harassment Rulings, Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter (1998) [Author]
• The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Compliance Manual for Emergency Personnel, International Association of Fire Chiefs (1998) [Author]
• Transportation Law Safety Compliance Handbook, Petroleum Marketers Association of America (1996) [Author]
• Employment Law for Petroleum Marketers, Petroleum Marketers Association of America (1995) [Author]
• Employee Selection and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: The Legal Debate Surrounding Selection Criteria, Validation and Affirmative Action, Policy Issues in Employment Testing (1994) [Co-Author]
• Drug Free Workplace Kit, National Association of Manufacturers (1990) [Co-Author]
• Winning the War on Drugs: The Role of Workplace Testing, Employment Policy Foundation (1989) [Co-Author]
• Criminal Prosecutions for Occupational Injuries: An Issue of Growing Concern, Employee Relations Law Journal (1987) [Co-Author]
• State and Local Laws Regarding Drug Testing of Employees, Bureau of National Affairs (1987) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

• Checking In on Background Checks: How the EEOC and States Are Restricting Their Use, (September 1, 2012) Webinar
• EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment, (June 6, 2012) Presentation
• Due Diligence, Background Checks and Employment: Protecting the Safety of Employees, Customers and At-Risk Populations, (March 13, 2012) Washington, D.C.

Publications

December 7, 2015

Labor Board Decision and Worker Scheduling Requests on Congress' Plate

December 7, 2015

Congress will grapple with bills to overturn the federal labor board's decision on joint employers and to make work schedules more predictable for workers in 2016.Lawmakers have introduced identical legislation in both chambers of Congress to overturn a landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board intended to broaden

September 25, 2015

Retail Employer Workplace News - Summer 2015

September 25, 2015

Schedules That Work BillA bill in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees' requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices.

September 17, 2015

Proposed 'Ban the Box' Legislation Would Limit Criminal History Inquiries by Federal Contractors

September 17, 2015

Bills pending in both houses of Congress would make it unlawful for most federal contractors to request a job applicant, whether orally or in writing, to disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment.The bills, introduced on September 10, 2015, exempt from its

 
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Labor Board Decision and Worker Scheduling Requests on Congress’ Plate
Garen E. Dodge, December 10, 2015
Congress will grapple with bills to overturn the federal labor board’s decision on joint employers and to make work schedules more predictable for workers in 2016.

Proposed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Would Limit Criminal History Inquiries by Federal Contractors
Susan M. Corcoran,Garen E. Dodge,Richard I. Greenberg, September 21, 2015
Bills pending in both houses of Congress would make it unlawful for most federal contractors to request a job applicant, whether orally or in writing, to disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment.

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Restore Definition of “Joint Employer” under National Labor Relations Act
Garen E. Dodge,Philip B. Rosen, September 14, 2015
Senator Lamar Alexander (R., TN.) chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Representative John Kline (R., Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced legislation to curtail the National Labor Relations Board’s...



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10701 Parkridge Boulevard, Suite 300
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