Howard M. Wexler is a partner in the Labor and Employment group in Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office. His practice includes the representation of management in employment litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, New York State Division of Human Rights and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. In this role, Mr. Wexler has extensive experience defending both single and multi-plaintiff discrimination/harassment cases, class and/or collective actions, as well as lawsuits initiated by the EEOC. He has represented employers in class and collective actions and multi-plaintiff claims involving discrimination/harassment on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and other protected classifications as well as whistleblower actions, including under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”). His wage-and-hour experience includes the defense of major class action claims involving meal breaks, rest breaks, misclassification, and work-off-the-clock allegations.

Wexler is Co-Chair of Seyfarth’s New Jersey Practice Group.

He has lectured on employment matters, including discrimination and harassment avoidance, workplace investigations, reductions in force, and Federal and State wage and hour laws. He has taught Employment Law at the Pratt Institute and the New School as an adjunct professor. He is also a frequent contributor to, and often quoted in, publications including Newsday, Corporate Counsel and the Long Island Business News dealing with issues relating to labor and employment law.