New York, NY
Meister Seelig &
Two Grand Central Tower
140 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 655-3500
Jason E. Reisman concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and management relations, wage and hour, employment discrimination and executive employment/severance agreements, including non-competition and other restrictive covenants. He has extensive experience in equal employment opportunity matters before state and federal agencies, federal employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour (including overtime) litigation, collective bargaining, and representation case and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Reisman also has comprehensive knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act).
Mr. Reisman is a member of The Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is a group comprised of rigidly selected and experienced wage and hour defense attorneys from across the United States. The WHDI serves as a nationwide network and meeting ground for top-tier practitioners to engage in professional development in what has become a highly nuanced area of the law, and also as an established resource for employers on wage and hour matters.
Mr. Reisman frequently lectures and provides training on topics including harassment recognition and prevention, conducting effective investigations, managing without interference, supervisory best practices, and overtime pay and exemptions. He is the author of “How To Investigate Workplace Misconduct & Avoid The HP Syndrome,” SUPERVISION, The Magazine of Industrial Relations and Operating Management, April 2007, Vol. 68, No. 4; “Avoiding the HP Syndrome When Investigating Misconduct,” Human Resource Executive Online, February 1, 2007; "The New FLSA Overtime Regulations: Window Dressing or Meaningful Overhaul?" Limousine Digest, June 2005; “Intersection of Bonuses and FLSA - Is More Overtime Pay Due?” The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Employment Law Supplement, December 2003; and “A Trainer’s Guide: The ABC’s of Conducting Internal Investigations,” The Greater Philadelphia Resource, February 2000. He is also a co-author as follows: with Jill Huntley Taylor, Ph.D., of "Executives Don't Make French Fries," BNA Workplace Law Report, February 23, 2007, Vol. 5, No. 8; and with Donald D. Gamburg, Esq., of “When Office Romances Go Bad,” Philadelphia Enterpriser Magazine, Vol. VI, No. 1, January/February 1999.
Mr. Reisman authored an article entitled, “The Employee Free Choice Act: Labor Unions Have ‘Organized’ Congress,” published in SUPERVISION, The Magazine of Industrial Relations and Operating Management, April 2009. An op-ed version of the same article was published in the Philadelphia Business Journal, March 2009. Mr. Reisman was quoted extensively in an article entitled, “More Unions In Funeral Service? New Legislation Could Be Disastrous For The Profession,” in the Funeral Service Insider, February 9, 2009, Vol. 34, No. 6.
Mr. Reisman's programs include:
For eight years, (2004-2007; 2010-2013), Mr. Reisman has been named as one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers®" as listed in both Philadelphia magazine (June edition) and Thomson Reuters, Legal magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, (June edition).
His civic activities include serving on the Philadelphia Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and work with the Homeless Advocacy Project and volunteer coaching for youth sports (basketball, flag football, baseball and soccer).
Mr. Reisman is a member of the firm's Management Committee.