Rachael Jeanfreau

Rachael Jeanfreau: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Rachael Jeanfreau is a partner in the New Orleans office, practicing in the areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Ms. Jeanfreau received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, in 2011 where she was a member of the Tulane Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University, summa cum laude, in 2007.

Community Involvement

Leadership Jefferson, class of 2018

Honors and Awards

Top Lawyers of New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

Named a Rising Star in the area of Employment & Labor by Louisiana Super Lawyers

Order of the Coif, Member

Tulane Law Review, Member (2009-2011)

Publications

•“Employment Drug Testing Policies: Up in Smoke? ” Biz New Orleans, Volume 4, Issue 12, September 2018
•“Time is Money: The New FLSA Overtime Rule ” Lagniappe Small Business Volume 42, Issue 5, December 2016
•“The New FLSA Overtime Rule ” The Corporate Counselor, Volume 31, Number 6, September 2016
•“Employers, Watch Out: ACA-Related Retaliation Claims Are Coming ” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 30, No. 10, January 2016
•“Triple Play Status Update: Firings For Employees’ Facebook Activity Unlawful ” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 30, No. 10, January 2016
•“Recent NLRB Actions Force Employers to Change Established Policies and Practices ” The Corporate Counselor, Volume 29, Number 11, February 2015
•“Update on Transgender Rights in the Workplace ” IADC Diversity Newsletter, January 2015
•“Supreme Court Issues Four Decisions Favorable to Employers ” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 28, No. 5, September 2013
•“EEOC Recognition of a Title VII Cause of Action for Transgender Individuals ” IADC Committee Newsletter, December 2012
•“Look Out! Recent EEOC Decisions Re-Interpret the Protections Offered by Title VII ” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 27, No. 5, September 2012
•“The New Healthcare Landscape for Businesses under the Affordable Care Act ” July 2012

Presentations

Preventing Discrimination and Retaliation Claims , Fourth Annual Labor & Employment Law Update for the Construction Industry, October 10, 2018
Mandatory Employee Arbitration and Class Action Waivers , LCIA Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, October 5, 2018
Recognizing the Need for a Leave of Absence , Management Update Briefing, Monroe, September 21, 2018
Reducing the Risk to Being Sued for Sexual Harassment , Management Update Briefing, Monroe, September 21, 2018
Staying out of Trouble with the Federal Wage & Hour Law , Management Update Briefing, Monroe, September 21, 2018
Complying with the New Federal Wage & Hour Guidelines , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 12, 2018
Using Mandatory Employment Dispute Arbitration , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 12, 2018
Hot Topics HR Cannot Ignore: ADA & FMLA , CUPA - HR: College & University Professional Association for Human Resources, June 8, 2018
The ADA & FMLA 101: What Employers Need to Know , Presentation for Hollis Companies, May 23, 2018
What the Trump NLRB Has Been Up To , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 2, 2018
Dealing with Sexual Harassment Complaints , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 2, 2018
Significant Louisiana Labor & Employment Laws , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, January 24, 2018
Utilizing Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, January 24, 2018
Complying with the Wage & Hour Laws , Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, November 3, 2017
Complying with the Wage & Hour Laws , Management Update Briefing, Shreveport, October 27, 2017
Utilizing Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements , Management Update Briefing, Shreveport, October 27, 2017
Coping with Emerging Discrimination Issues - Medical Leaves of Absence and Criminal Convictions , Management Update Briefing, Shreveport, October 27, 2017
Reducing Legal Risks of Electronic Communication Usage , Management Update Briefing, Shreveport, October 27, 2017
What You Can Be Liable For Without Even Knowing It , Central Louisiana SHRM 2017 Annual Seminar, Alexandria, LA, October 18, 2017
Successfully Navigating the Intersection of the FMLA & ADA , NOLA SHRM 2017 Annual Seminar, New Orleans, September 27, 2017
How to Prepare For and Survive a DOL Investigation and Minimize Your Risk Under Wage & Hour Laws , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 14, 2017
Common Immigration Issues for Employers and The Trump Effect , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 4, 2017
Hiring and Employing Former Criminal Offenders , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 4, 2017
Reducing the Risk of Charges and Union Organizing Under the New NLRB , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, February 2, 2017
Preventing Discrimination & Retaliation Claims , Second Annual Update on Labor and Employment Law for the Construction Industry, November 17, 2016
Dealing with Dramatic Changes in the Federal Wage & Hour Regulations , LCIA Management Update, Baton Rouge, November 04, 2016
Dealing with Dramatic Changes in the Federal Wage & Hour Regulations , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, October 6, 2016
Labor Law and Pharmacy , 2016 LPA Annual Convention and Trade Show, July 23, 2016
ACA Compliance: Retaliation & the ACA , Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants 2016 Not-For-Profit Workshop, July 15, 2016
Defeating Meritless Unemployment Compensation Claims , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 19, 2016
FMLA and ADA , Management Update for the Construction Industry, Baton Rouge, November 17, 2015
Successfully Navigating Medical Leaves of Absence FMLA, ADA , Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, November 13, 2015
Successfully Navigating Medical Leaves of Absence FMLA, ADA , Management Update Briefing, Shreveport, October 23, 2015
Cutting Edge Medical Issues to Accommodate Under the Americans With Disabilities Act , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 3, 2015
Complying with the New Federal Wage & Hour Laws , Louisiana Hospital Association Seminar, August 28, 2015
A Review of Your Obligation to Accommodate Pregnant and 'Disabled' Employees in Light of Young v. UPS , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 7, 2015
Smoking in the Workplace: Conflicts, Solutions and Law , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, January 21, 2015
Federal Agency Updates: Religion, Criminal Background, and Social Media , Legal Perks Seminar, New Orleans, December 4, 2014
Federal Agencies Invade Personnel Policies: Accommodation of Theft and Working from Home; Criminal Background; and Social Media , Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, November 21, 2014
Getting Ready for 2015: How Supreme Court Cases and Agency Regulations will Impact Labor and Employment Law , ABA/EEO Seminar, New Orleans, November 19, 2014
Social Media: An Employer's Source or Sin , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 11, 2014
How to Reduce Your Chance of Being Sued by Your Employees , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, May 15, 2014
An Overview of Employment Law Record Requirements: Should Electronic Records be Treated Any Differently? and Defeating Meritless Unemployment Compensation Claims , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, February 6, 2014
Defending an Attack on Your Wage & Hour Program , Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, October 18, 2013
Safely Using Criminal Background Checks in Employment , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, October, 10, 2013
Defending an Attack on Your Wage & Hour Program , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, February 28, 2013
An Update on Healthcare Law , Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 20, 2012

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504.584.5467  Phone
504.584.5452  Fax
www.bswllp.com/rachael-jeanfreau
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007
Law School Attended:
Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
Year of First Admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, Louisiana; 2018, California
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer of Labor and Employment Law Section

ISLN:
921846788

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other on 03/25/19 in Commercial Law

    Rachel is exceedingly intelligent and knowledgeable about her area of law. She has an incredible work ethic and will always spend the time necessary to ensure her legal analysis is watertight.

    Rachel is exceedingly intelligent and knowledgeable about her area of law. She has an incredible work ethic and will always spend the time necessary to ensure her legal analysis is watertight. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other on 03/25/19 in Labor and Employment

    Rachel is a brilliant and tactical attorney with eight years of intensive litigation experience. She is an excellent analyst of the law and produces high-quality research and written work. She has a powerful work ethic and a highly professional demea... Read more

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    Rachel is a brilliant and tactical attorney with eight years of intensive litigation experience. She is an excellent analyst of the law and produces high-quality research and written work. She has a powerful work ethic and a highly professional demeanor. Read less

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