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Jackie Dorn

Jacqueline M. Dorn is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department, and a member of the Employment Law Counseling & Training Group, as well as the Accessibility & Accommodations Group. Her practice focuses on the representation and counseling of employers in all areas of employment and labor relations. As a part of her litigation practice, Jackie represents clients in state and federal court, and in arbitration and administrative proceedings involving claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and tort liability. She also has experience defending clients against wage-and-hour collective and class actions. Jackie has handled cases in many states, including New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas and New York, and provides representation to employers in a variety of industries, including retail, financial services, publishing, consumer products, telecommunications and sports.

In addition, Jackie advises clients with respect to a variety of employment matters, including personnel problems, employment policies and handbooks, and employee training on harassment prevention and other employment-related issues. She also has experience as part of the Accessibility & Accommodations Group in advising clients in litigation and investigations involving discrimination based on disability and the denial of access to public accommodations under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law.

Jackie has authored, and contributed to, several articles, including “Protection Under Title III Continues to Expand Beyond Brick-and-Mortar Accommodation to the World Wide Web: National Federation of the Blind v. Target and More's HR Advisor (January/February 2009). She is an Empire State Counsel Program honoree and has received the firm's Pro Bono Golden Gavel Award for her pro bono service.

Prior to joining Proskauer full time, Jackie interned at the firm, assisting in salary arbitration for professional sports leagues and other matters. She also has served as a Board Agent in an internship capacity with the National Labor Relations Board (Region 2).

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FLSA Decertification: District Courts Write Largely On A Blank Slate

Without any U.S. Supreme Court guidance, and little to none from the Circuit Courts, the trial courts facing FLSA decertification motions are making up their rulings mostly from scratch, and the results are all over the map.  Although courts facing decertification motions generally apply the same three factors to determine if plaintiff pass the FLSA … Continue Reading