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Robert G. Brody

Founder

Robert G. Brody

In 1997, Robert G. Brody founded Brody and Associates, LLC, a Labor, Employment, and Benefits Law firm which represents management. Before founding Brody and Associates, Bob was a Managing Partner for Jackson Lewis, one of the largest Management Labor and Employment law firms in the United States.

Bob was born in New York, New York. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Economics from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1979. In 1982, he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York, Michigan, Illinois, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, as well as admitted to nine United States District and Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Bob has been in private practice for over thirty years. He has represented businesses across the United States. He works in all industries and with companies that are leaders in their own industry, as well as with developing companies. As a counselor, he aggressively solves client personnel issues using common sense and thirty years of experience. As new laws emerge, Brody and Associates uses courage and experience to anticipate what these laws mean and what steps are needed to maintain compliance. Every month, Brody and Associates shares these insights among clients and friends with its legal monthly updates. When counsel isn’t enough, Bob has represented clients across the country before civil rights agencies, Wage and Hour Tribunals, States Attorneys General offices, many State Departments of Labor, and of course state and federal courts.

Publications

  • Editorial Board, Corporate Counselor
  • Editorial Board, Employment Law Strategist
  • Contributor to Treatise How Arbitration Works: The Developing Labor Law
  • Contributor to Treatise Employment Discrimination Law
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2015-2016 from the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2016
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2014-2015 from the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2015
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2013-2014 from the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2014
  • Form I-9 Fines Can Be $200,000 or More – Should/Can You do an Internal Audit?, Fairfield County Business Journal, September 2016
  • Overtime But I Pay Them a Salary, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 2016
  • Employers Beware: EEOC Files Amicus Brief in Support of NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard, Connecticut Law Tribune, August 2016
  • Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements on a Collision Course to the Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, November 2016
  • To Salary or Not to Salary Your Girl or Guy Friday, Fairfield County Business Journal, February 2016
  • Pro Employee Proposals Featured Prominently in 2013 Session, Fairfield County Business Journal, June 2013
  • Connecticut Paid Sick Leave – Who Qualifies?, Fairfield County Business Journal, August 2011
  • Joint Employment and the Contingent Worker – Are Your Temp Agency Workers Really Your Employees, Corporate Counselor, June 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Latest Concerns Surrounding Joint Employment Liability and Wage and Hour Obligations, American Conference Institute, 2017
  • Contingent Workers and Joint Employer Liability Under Wage and Hour Laws, American Conference Institute, 2016
  • Preservation of Evidence, Connecticut Bar Association, 2015
  • Rise in Wage and Hour Litigation, Connecticut Bar Association, 2010
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law, Connecticut Roofers Association, 2016
  • A Lawyer’s Roadmap to Covenants Not to Compete, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law, Business Guidance Company formerly The Alternative Board, 2008 – 2016
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law, CEO Round Table, Credit Union League of Connecticut, 2011
  • Workplace Policies for 2012: Handbooks and Social Media, Credit Union League of Connecticut, 2012
  • NLRB’s Invasion into Union Free Companies; Sharing Employees – Pitfalls and Best Practices; Obamacare – What’s Next?; Recent FLSA Actions, Credit Union League of Connecticut, 2013
  • Supervisory Skills 101: Labor and Employment Laws All Supervisors Should Know, Credit Union League of Connecticut, 2011
  • Protect Your Business From the IRS and the DOL: Make Sure Your Consultants are not Employees, Fairchester Business Resource, 2011
  • Unions are Gunning for Your Business – Be Prepared, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 2013  
  • Exempt v. Non-Exempt: Can You Pass DOL Scrutiny, Human Resource Council, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Legislative Review, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Exempt v. Non-Exempt Employees – Benefits and Pitfalls, New York In-House Counsel, 2011
  • Areas Where Employment Laws Can Impact Your Business, Renaissance Executive Forums, 2012
  • Workplace Policies for 2012: Handbooks and Social Media, Workers Comp Trust, 2012
  • Legal television commentator credits include “Today’s Verdict”, Bronxnet Television, and Cable Channel 12

Community Involvement

  • American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter: Former Volunteer Chairman of the Board; previously Board Member and Committee Chair
  • Temple Israel, Westport, Connecticut; Current and former Member of the Board of Trustees; former Secretary of the Board; Legal Counsel to the Board of Trustees for more than a decade.
  • Gillespie Center of Westport – Men’s Shelter – prepares and serves dinner to the residents.
  • Coach, manager and sponsor for local youth sports teams.

Professional Recognition

Super Lawyer

Bob was first selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyer list in 2012. He was also selected to the 2013 New England Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Bob has also been selected to multiple local Super Lawyer panels.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Preeminent Status

Bob is an AV rated lawyer, which is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a national directory of attorneys. The “AV” rating represents “Very high to preeminent” status, and is awarded based upon peer review. Bob has held this status for over a decade.

Board of Trustees of Temple Israel, Westport

Bob has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for his synagogue, Temple Israel in Westport. Temple Israel is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation that serves approximately 800 member families. Bob will serve a three year term on the volunteer Board of Trustees which oversees the congregation’s operations. Bob previously served on the Temple Israel Board of Trustees from 2004-2007 and is a former Officer of the Temple. He is excited to once again take on this role leading his local Jewish community. Brody and Associates also serves as counsel to the Temple.