Jessica Schachter Jewell is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group. She provides counseling and litigation defense to local and national employers in a broad spectrum of industries, including restaurant/food service, health care, technology and nonprofit organizations.
I focus my practice on labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Specifically, I help employers located in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. I regularly defend against employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims and routinely obtain “no probable cause” determinations and summary judgment in my clients’ favor.
I also assist clients with a variety of employment-related matters, including properly handling investigations into employment discrimination and harassment claims, wage-hour issues, employee termination and various labor issues.
I ensure that I am up to date on the current laws as well as recent trends so that my clients know what to expect today, tomorrow and in the future.
I’ve been following developments in labor and employment including recent changes to laws affecting interviewing and hiring practices, wage-hour issues and leave entitlement.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | February 25, 2022
Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell is quoted throughout this article covering the potential impact of H.R. 4445, pending federal legislation that would prohibit employers from mandating arbitration for sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.
Providence Business News | August 20, 2021
This article on Rhode Island’s new pay equity law quotes Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell extensively on what employers can expect under the law and how they can prepare before the law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2023.
Modern Restaurant Management | August 16, 2021
This state-of-the-restaurant-industry and outlook article includes NP’s Q3 Food & Beverage Crystal Ball, covering trends around labor shortages, ransomware attacks, wildfires, and brewery distribution agreements. The insights were provided by Intellectual Property co-leader and Cybersecurity & Privacy team leader Jason Kravitz and Corporate associate Anthony Bova, both in Boston; Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell; and San Francisco counsel Ian T. O’Banion, and Albany associate Dana P. Stanton, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | July 23, 2021
Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell is quoted throughout this article on what employers can expect under Rhode Island’s new pay equity law, including the importance of looking across all protected classes, potential complicating factors related to the “ comparable work” concept, and wage history prohibition and transparency.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | March 18, 2021
This article covers a recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision in favor of client Lowell General Hospital, finding that a prospective employee could not establish either a breach of contract claim or a promissory estoppel claim. Providence counsel Jessica Jewell and associate Aaron Nadich, both of the Labor & Employment group, are quoted in the article.
Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021
This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.
Providence Business News | June 12, 2020
This article highlights the publication’s 16th annual “40 Under Forty” award winners, a list that includes Providence Labor and Employment associate Jessica Jewell among the honorees.
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Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology
Tulane University, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association