Overview

Jill Lowell has been providing multistate employment and labor law compliance and avoidance advice, as well as audit solutions to multistate employers, for over a decade. She routinely partners with legal, human resources and benefits departments to implement and maintain legal compliance with ever-changing employment laws. Jill also effectively and efficiently audits all aspects of employment law including on-boarding, leaves of absence, paid sick leave, wage/hour and fair employment practices on a federal, state and local level. Her clients cover a wide array of industries, including law firms, banks, investment firms, retail service establishments, hospitality businesses and manufacturing facilities.

In addition to audit and compliance work, Jill has defended employers in federal and state courts and federal, state and local agencies against class and collective claims, alleged leave law violations (ADA, FMLA, paid sick leave, etc.) and discrimination and harassment claims, among others.

Jill is an active member of Littler Pride, an affinity group dedicated to recruitment, retention and cultivation of LGBTQ talent and ensuring that the diversity needs of our clients are met. Jill also served on the firm’s Diversity Advisory Group. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Monroe County Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Upstate New York

Super Lawyers

2014-2015

Named, Virginia's Legal Elite

Virginia Business Magazine

Recipient, Award for Commitment to Pro Bono Referral Program

Blue Ridge Legal Services

News, Analysis & Press

Employers Now Face Higher OSHA Penalties

Rochester Business Journal

August 5, 2016

Common Handbook Rules May Violate the NLRA

Rochester Business Journal

April 24, 2015

The E-Workplace: Internet Security, Privacy & Social Media Policies

White Paper, The National Employment Law Institute (NELI)

March 3, 2015

A Look at Changes to New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Employment

May 13, 2014

New York City Passes New Sick Leave Law

New York Law Journal

July 12, 2013

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Employment Policies & the Employee Handbook, The Littler National Employer Library, Co-author

Speaking Engagements

Update on U.S. Labor and Employment Law: COVID-19

Client Webinar

April 6, 2020

2019 Legal Update – Are You Proactive on Pay Equity Compliance?

Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM and the National Human Resource Association – Rochester Affiliate, Rochester, NY

February 13, 2019

How the Paid Sick and Safe Time Trend Is Affecting HR

Webinar

June 28, 2018

The New York Paid Family Leave Law: Checking In on the Implementation Process

Fairport, NY

February 28, 2018

The New York Paid Family Leave Law: Checking In on the Implementation Process

Fairport, NY

February 27, 2018

Creative Approaches for Handling ADA and FMLA Issues in the Workplace: Actions You May Not Know You Can Take

Fairport, NY

September 12, 2017

Update Your Status: Current Legal Risks Related to Social Media in the Workplace

Fairport, NY

March 28, 2017

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Continuing Compliance with New York's Hospitality Wage Order

Fairport, NY

March 2, 2017

Social Media at Work: How to Use Social Media in the Recruiting, Screening, Hiring and Disciplinary Process

Rochester, NY

February 7, 2017

Complying with the Amended New York Pay Card and Direct Deposit Rules

Rochester, NY

January 6, 2017

Navigating the Complexities of FMLA, ADA and Other Overlapping Leaves of Absence Laws

Fairport, NY

March 15, 2016

Getting it Right: Coping with the Revised Hospitality Wage Order While Avoiding Class Actions

Fairport, NY

October 29, 2015

There’s Something Happening Here (What it is ain’t exactly clear)

Fairport, NY

June 16, 2015

The Employee from Hell

HR Forum - YMCA, Syracuse, NY

May 21, 2015

Annual NY Legal Update: The Top Employment and Labor Issues Affecting New York Employers

Fairport, NY

November 18, 2014

The Impact of Social Media on Employers and Workplace Violence

Fairport, NY

March 5, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., SUNY Binghamton, 2002

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia