Jennifer A. Shoemaker

Rochester,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
University Ithaca College, B.S., 1995
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., 1999
Admitted2000, New York; Massachusetts, US District Courts - Western District of NY; US District Courts - Eastern District of NY; US District Courts - Southern District of NY; US District Courts - Northern District of NY; US District Court - District of Massachusetts

Professional and Community Involvement

Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Stella Maris. She is also a member of the New York State, Monroe County and Wayne County Bar Associations, and the Association of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys.

BornRochester, New York, July 30, 1974

Work and family. Two of the most important areas of life come under Jennifer Shoemaker's purview as an attorney practicing Family Law and Labor & Employment Law. Jennifer represents clients in the full spectrum of family law issues, including divorce, custody, support actions, the negotiation of separation agreements, adoptions and prenuptial agreements. Her diplomacy, compassion and people skills are an asset to her clients, as is her extensive background in general litigation, dispute settlement and arbitration.

In addition to her family law practice, Jennifer represents private and public-sector clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, discrimination, retaliation, workplace issues and harassment. She also represents clients in complex national liability litigation and has conducted jury trials, bench trials and arbitration proceedings. Jennifer has authored several employment law-related articles and is a regular lecturer for the Society of Human Resource Management.

Jennifer appears in both the federal and state courts before various government and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York Division of Human Rights, OSHA and the United States Department of Labor.

Happy Employees = Successful Business
New EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines
High Court Decisions a Boon for Employers Under Title VII
What Labor Law Section 193 Amendments Mean
Court Gives Guidance on Improper Solicitation of Clients
State Passes Bill of Rights for Domestics


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Jennifer A. Shoemaker, March 4, 2015
Social media remains in the forefront at the NLRB, and to reiterate, the National Labor Relations Act applies to union and non-union workforces alike. As such, employees can discuss their pay, benefits, work conditions, etc. on social media and it will be considered protected activity.

NLRB Reviews FedEx Drivers Again
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, October 8, 2014
Deciding who is an independent contractor and who is an employee is tricky business and leaves companies vulnerable not only to Department of Labor investigations, but also to NLRB investigations. Recently, the NLRB revisited the issue of FedEx drivers and found that they are employees for...

Can You Discipline a Disabled Employee?
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, September 22, 2014
Last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision dismissing a discrimination claim brought by a former New York City firefighter suffering from Asperger’s syndrome who was terminated by the City for misconduct. The City alleged that it fired the plaintiff for...

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Jennifer A. Shoemaker

300 Bausch & Lomb Place
RochesterNY 14604


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