Louis Pechman

Louis Pechman

Pechman Law Group PLLC
  • Employment Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Louis Pechman practices before federal and state courts and government agencies in all areas of workplace law, including employment discrimination, sex harassment litigation, union-management relations, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, independent contractor issues, and overtime and pay disputes. As a practitioner for over 40 years in the labor and employment field, Lou offers both individual employees and employers practical guidance on improving the employment relationship and, where appropriate, terminating that relationship.
Lou has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and as a New York Super Lawyer in the area of Labor and Employment Law since 2006. He has a AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Lou has also been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, an honorary organization limited to 1% of attorneys who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. Pechman Law Group PLLC, has been recognized by U.S. News’ Best Law Firms as a Tier 1 law firm in Employment Law for Individuals and Labor Law for Management. Lou has previously been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in New York City and is one of the most experienced practitioners in New York in the fast-emerging area of wage and hour law. Over the past decade, he has litigated over 300 federal and state court cases involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law. Mr. Pechman is also the founder of waiterpay.com, a site that focuses on the complex wage and hour issues in the New York restaurant industry. Mr. Pechman is currently an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching the course“Wage Theft: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities.” A former Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Labor Relations.

Education
Fordham University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Cornell University
B.S. | Industrial and Labor Relations
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Professional Experience
Principal
Pechman Law Group PLLC
- Current
Partner
Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP
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Attorney
Lambos & Junge
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Labor Counsel
New York Daily News
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Attorney
Vladek, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C.
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Attorney
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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Field Examiner
National Labor Relations Board
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Law Relating to Alcoholics, Convicts, Drug Addicts in the Workplace
New York Law Journal
Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace
New York Law Journal
The Employer Strikes Back
New York Law Journal
The Language of Harassment
New York Law Journal
Workplace Abuse: Unlawful or Simply Unfair?
New York Law Journal
Employment Practices Insurance Proliferates
New York Law Journal
Observe at Your Own Peril
The Journal of Commerce
Balancing Customer Preference with Employee Rights
New York Law Journal
Appearance Based Discrimination
New York Law Journal
Coping with Mental Disabilities in the Workplace
New York State Bar Journal
A Level Playing Field or a Quagmire?
The New York Times
Mental Disabilities in The Workplace
New York Law Journal
Emerging Issues in Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment
New York State Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Moderator, "How to Handle a FLSA Case", New York
New York County Lawyers Association
Awards
Best Lawyers in America Tier 1
Best Lawyers in America
New York Super Lawyers
New York Super Lawyers
AV-Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 110
Law Dragon
Professional Associations
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member, Section on Labor and Employment Law
Current
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Fordham University School of Law
Adjunct Professor
Current
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New York County Lawyers' Association
"How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case", Moderator
- Current
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New York County Lawyers' Association
"How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case", Moderator
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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U.S. District Court of Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court of Southern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
McDonald’s Franchise to Pay Nearly $2 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Blog
waiterpay.com
Blog
Are White Males Victims of “Reverse Discrimination” in Employment?
Blog
Connecticut And New York Bakeries to Pay $952k For Wage Theft Violations
Contact & Map
488 Madison Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 583-9500
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed