Jeffrey Lehrer has been practicing labor and employment law exclusively for approximately 17 years and has represented a diverse group of employers throughout the southeast.
He works closely with clients to comply with constantly changing laws and shield their businesses from frivolous employment claims. The most common employment issues Jeffrey defends are discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, and wage and hour and employee leave of absence related claims.
Jeffrey also protects clients' and their businesses from the theft of customers and confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information. He has extensive experience drafting, litigating, and advising clients about the use of non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality and trade secret agreements.
He has successfully represented employers in cases in state and federal courts throughout the southeast. He regularly represents employers before administrative agencies such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state agencies, and the Department of Labor. Jeffrey has defended several cases filed with the American Arbitration Association.
Jeffrey grew up in the restaurant business. His father owned a McDonald's franchise for over 25 years, with as many as six stores, and Jeffrey worked closely with his father in this business prior to law school. Jeffrey regularly represents employers in the restaurant industry and has a unique understanding of the legal pressures and concerns facing this industry.
He also has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, representing numerous hospitals, physicians, and long-term care facilities.