BiographyCraig S. Roberts is a partner in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Mr. Roberts practices in all areas of employment-relations law, with special emphasis on disability management and wage and hour matters under both state and federal laws. He is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Mr. Roberts has successfully defended audits conducted by the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor for many of the Firmís clients, and has negotiated very favorable settlements with both agencies in various matters. He has successfully defended employers in complex wage and hour litigation in federal court involving claims under Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Roberts is a frequent speaker before employer groups about wage and hour and disability management compliance matters and strategies to avoid liability. Based on his in-depth knowledge and experience, he has conducted training on a host of issues, including the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and Workersí Compensation laws, minimum wage and overtime law compliance, proper classification, employee record keeping and independent contractor status.
Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (B.A. 1993), and St. Johnís University School of Law (J.D. 1997), where he was an Articles and Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.