Jeffery Meyer, Labor & Employment, Nixon Peabody LLP

Jeffery A. Meyer

Jeffery Meyer is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group. Jeff represents clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations in all aspects of labor and employment law. Jeff’s wage and hour practice focuses on the hospitality industry, including restaurants, catering halls and other food service providers.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on three primary areas.

Wage and Hour Litigation

I represent a large number of clients in the food services and hospitality industries. I have substantial litigation experience defending federal and state wage and hour collective and class actions, as well as audits and investigations before the U.S. Department of Labor and New York State Department of Labor.

Labor Relations

I advise employers in all matters related to the union organizing and collective bargaining processes. I frequently appear before the National Labor Relations Board. I also have significant arbitration and mediation experience dealing with unions across the full spectrum of industries and disciplines.

Employment Practices Defense

I also regularly appear in court and before various federal, state and local administrative agencies to defend employers against discrimination and retaliation claims. In addition, I provide counsel and guidance to employers, large and small, as it relates to their daily employment decisions and compliance needs.

What do you see on the horizon?

With political elections comes turmoil in the labor and employment world. Our current environment is no different. I expect significant changes in a number of labor and employment fields, some for the better and some not. Specifically, the changing landscape of joint employer liability and its effects on wage and hour law as well as traditional labor organizing will be a major topic to watch. Without proper guidance and planning, I expect significant litigation in this field for years to come.


  • “Employment Law Changes and Legalized Marijuana,” The New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSSASC) Fall Conference, September 30, 2021
  • “Employment Challenges,” The New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers  (NYSSASC) Spring Conference, June 11, 2021
  • “Coming back From COVID-19 – Practical Tips for Employers Bringing Employees Back to Work,” The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, May 21, 2020
  • “How to Handle A Wage and Hour/FLSA Case,” New York County Lawyers Association, November 26, 2018
  • “Wage and Hour Compliance,” Financial Executives International (FEI) Long Island Chapter, October 30, 2018
  • “NYS Sexual Harassment policies and training requirements,” The New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSSASC) Fall Conference 2018, October 11, 2018
  • “Wage/Hour Legal Issues and Investigations,” Association of Certified Fraud Accountants (LI ACFE), June 16, 2016
  • “Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs,” Human Resource Law From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, February 7, 2014
  • “Protecting Yourself Against Allegations of Discrimination, Harassment, and Wage & Hour Violations,” Pan Gregorian Enterprises Restaurant Association, June 5, 2012


Jeffery A. Meyer


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7537

Fax: 844-557-9480

Bucknell University, B.S.B.A.

St. John's University School of Law, J.D.

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

  • St. John’s University School of Law’s Center for Labor and Employment Law, Board of Advisors
  • Make-A-Wish of Metro New York Advisory Board
  • Viscardi Center Advisory Council
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