Lucas A. Markowitz

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Vermont, B.A.
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Lucas A. Markowitz


Janice Scherer

Lucas is an Associate in the Employment Services and Litigation Groups at Brach Eichler. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation and arbitration, but also litigates a wide variety of complex commercial matters. Lucas’ employment practice covers a full range of cases from single plaintiff discrimination claims to trade secret and restrictive covenant cases as well as class and collective actions. Lucas’ employment practice also includes significant employment law counseling work, counseling clients regarding compliance with all manner of employment laws and regulations. On the commercial litigation side, Lucas has litigated shareholder and partnership disputes, professional malpractice cases and estate litigations.

Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Lucas worked as an in-house counsel at a technology startup company and before that was an associate in the labor and employment department of an Amlaw 100 firm. Lucas graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Newark where he was an Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. Lucas earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont where he graduated with departmental honors in economics.


  • Second chair defending ten day age discrimination trial resulting in unanimous jury verdict in favor of the client.

  • Secured temporary restraining order freezing assets in a brokerage account which were subject of an estate dispute. Later won summary judgment directing the turnover of those disputed assets to our client.


  • “The Importance of Reading, Understanding and Negotiating Employment Agreements When Entering into the Job Market,” co-presenter at Rutgers Dental School to fourth year students (March 2, 2017)
  • “The Importance of Employment Agreements, Partnership Agreements and Employment Handbooks” co-presenter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital to dental residents (January 22, 2017)


HR Tip of the Month: Understand The Benefits of Severance Pay, The Law And How To Do It RightEmployment Services Blog | June 2017

Independent Contractor Protection Law In Effect In New York City As Of May 15Employment Services Blog | June 2017

New York City Passes Ban On Salary History InquiriesEmployment Services Blog | June 2017

HR Tip of the Month: Getting into the Weed(s) with Medical Marijuana in New JerseyEmployment Services Blog | March 2017

New York State Direct Deposit and Debit Card Wage Payment Regulations Invalidated and RevokedEmployment Services Blog | March 2017

Appellate Court Reaffirms Importance of Getting Jury Waiver Language RightEmployment Services Blog | February 2017

Use of New Form 1-9 RequiredEmployment Services Blog | February 2017

HR Tip of the Month: Harassment: It's Not Just Your Own Employees You Have To Worry AboutEmployment Services Blog | February 2017

HR Tip of the Month: Handbooks Are Only Useful When UsedEmployment Services Blog | January 2017

New York Raises Weekly Salary Thresholds for Executive and Administrative EmployeesEmployment Services Blog | January 2017

Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Goes Into EffectEmployment Services Blog | January 2017

New Jersey's Minimum Wage Set to IncreaseEmployment Services Blog | October 2016

New Overtime Regulations Go Into Effect on December 1, 2016Employment Services Blog | October 2016

Morristown Delays Effective Date of New Sick Leave OrdinanceEmployment Services Blog | October 2016

HR Tip of the Month: Politics in the Workplace, Understand the Legal RisksEmployment Services Blog | October 2016

HR Tip of the Month: If Retaliation Claims Still Are Not On Your Radar, You Need To Adjust Your AntennaEmployment Services Blog | September 2016

EEOC’s New Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation ClaimsEmployment Services Blog | September 2016

The Department of Labor’s Response to the Recent Lawsuit Regarding Overtime RegulationsEmployment Services Blog | September 2016

HR Tip of the Month: Pregnancy Accommodation Requests. . . Are You Responding Properly?Employment Services Blog | July 29, 2016

While You Are on Vacation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is Staying Busy This SummerEmployment Services Blog | June 2016

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Unlawful Marital Status Discrimination Includes Employees Who Are In the Process of Getting DivorcedEmployment Services Blog | June 2016

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Against Shortened Statute of Limitations for Employment Discrimination ClaimsEmployment Services Blog | June 2016

HR Tip of the Month: Do You Remember the Last Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Handbook?Employment Services Blog | June 2016

HR Tip of the Month: The New Overtime Regulations Are Here . . . Are You Prepared?Employment Services Blog | May 2016

New Federal Trade Secrets Law Signed Into EffectEmployment Services Blog | May 2016

HR Tip of the Month: Autism Awareness MonthEmployment Services Blog | March 2016

The U.S. DOL’s Revised White Collar Overtime Rule is Closer to Being EffectiveEmployment Services Blog | March 2016

HR Tip of the Month: When Taking Adverse Employment Actions, Don’t Forget To Consider The Risk Of A Whistleblower Retaliation ClaimEmployment Services Blog | February 2016

Employer Policy Prohibiting Employee Recordings in the Workplace Found Unlawful by NLRBEmployment Services Blog | February 2016

New Jersey Legislators Seek Constitutional Amendment to Raise Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per HourEmployment Services Blog | February 2016

HR Tip of the Month: Retaliate Against Employees You Say? Not Me.Employment Services Blog | January 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on the Joint Employer StandardEmployment Services Blog | January 2016

New York State and City – New Regulations on Unlawful Harassment and DiscriminationEmployment Services Blog | January 2016

New Jersey Legislature – Pending Legislation UpdateEmployment Services Blog | January 2016

HR Tip of the Month: A New Year’s Resolution . . . Implementation of Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Company Property AgreementsEmployment Services Blog | December 2015

NYC Commission on Human Rights issues guidance on the Fair Chance ActEmployment Services Blog | December 2015

New Jersey Gender Equity Pay Notice - Annual Distribution ReminderEmployment Services Blog | November 2015

OSHA - Proposed Update to Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management GuidelinesEmployment Services Blog | November 2015

New York City Commuter Benefits Law - Effective January 1, 2016Employment Services Blog | November 2015

HR Tip of the Month: The Company Holiday Party – ‘Tis the season to be naughty?Employment Services Blog | November 2015

HR Tip of the Month: Overtime Exempt? Overtime Non-Exempt? Which one is it?Employment Services Blog | October 2015

Minimum Wage Rates and Overtime Salary Level for 2016 in New Jersey and New YorkEmployment Services Blog | October 2015

US DOL Will Begin Enforcement of the New Home Care Final Rule on January 1, 2016Employment Services Blog | October 2015

HR Tip of the Month: Employee Performance Reviews... Are You Doing It Right?Employment Services Blog | September 2015

Federal Court of Appeals Reinforces the Critical Importance of Employer Compliance with All FMLA RegulationsEmployment Services Blog | September 2015

Is Your Employee's On-Call Time Compensable Work Time or Not?Employment Services Blog | August 2015

Expanded Joint Employer Standard by the NLRBEmployment Services Blog | August 2015

HR Tip of the Month: DOL Warning . . . Your Independent Contractors Probably Are EmployeesEmployment Services Blog | July 2015

New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Rules that “Watchdog” Employees Are Entitled to Whistleblower ProtectionsEmployment Services Blog | July 2015

NYC Ban the Box Law PassedEmployment Services Blog | June 2015

US DOL Issues Revised FMLA Leave Designation NoticesEmployment Services Blog | June 2015

HR Tip of the Month: Are You Sure Your Company is Complying With Family Leave Laws?Employment Services Blog | June 2015

HR Tip of the Month: Llamas, Alpacas and Birds, Oh My! Allowing Animals In The Workplace May Be A Reasonable Accommodation For Disabled EmployeesEmployment Services Blog | April 2015

OSHA Issues New Guidelines to Prevent Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare WorkersEmployment Services Blog | April 2015

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Employer Wellness ProgramsEmployment Services Blog | April 2015

Trenton Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Restricted to City LimitsEmployment Services Blog | April 2015

HR Tip of the Month: New Guidance on Employer Handbook PoliciesEmployment Services Blog | March 2015

Proposed Regulations Issued under New Jersey’s “Ban the Box” LawEmployment Services Blog | March 2015

Order by Acting Labor Commissioner on Tipping Practices in the Hospitality Industry in New York State and CityEmployment Services Blog | March 2015

Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA Now Includes Same-Sex Spouses No Matter Where They LiveEmployment Services Blog | March 2015