Greenberg Traurig’s Jack Gearan to Speak at BBA Program on Wage and Hour Laws

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Jack S. Gearan, a Labor & Employment shareholder in the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Friday Fundamentals webinar, “Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws” on Jan. 29.

Jack S. Gearan, a Labor & Employment shareholder in the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Friday Fundamentals webinar, “Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws” on Jan. 29.

The program, hosted by the BBA’s Labor & Employment Section and New Lawyers Forum, will share perspectives from both sides of the bar on state and federal wage and hour laws. Speakers will cover what are considered "wages," how and when employees must be paid, interpretations of the various exemptions to overtime, and how wage and hour cases are litigated. The speakers will also provide insight into the unique wage and hour challenges in the COVID-19 and remote working environment.

Gearan concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment and business litigation, where he defends companies and public institutions in labor and employment, business, and consumer actions, including class and collective actions. He is experienced in complex employment litigation and trials, and frequently handles state and federal whistleblower claims, non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation, trade secret, wage and hour litigation, and individual employee discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation and arbitrations. Gearan also provides counsel to senior management and human resource personnel on various employment law compliance matters, such as leaves of absence, exempt status classification under the FLSA and state law, employee discipline, and restrictive covenant agreements. He is also regularly called upon by clients to conduct outside independent investigations of sensitive personnel issues or threatened legal actions. Additionally, Gearan has advised companies regarding employment law in connection with various corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions in force.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to approximately 75 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate, emerging technology, energy, environmental, financial services, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of helping clients in complex legal matters and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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