John R. Vreeland is a Partner in the Firm's Newark, NJ office and Chair of the Wage & Hour Compliance and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Transportation, Shipping, Trucking & Logistics Practice Group as well as a member of the Labor Law Practice Group.
As Chair of the Wage & Hour Compliance and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Mr. Vreeland assists clients in proactively addressing wage and hour issues before a government investigation or litigation is commenced. He regularly counsels management in many industries on payroll and record keeping practices and partners with their human resources and payroll departments to perform periodic compliance audits and design policies and outline job descriptions and pay practices to reduce exposure for wage and hour claims.
When claims are filed with a state's Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division or state or federal court, Mr. Vreeland represents his clients aggressively, in a cost-effective manner that is consistent with their business goals.
As Chair of the Transportation, Shipping, Trucking & Logistics Practice Group, Mr. Vreeland represents supply chain management clients doing business in the port commerce, logistics, warehousing, shipping, mass transit, rail and trucking industries. Mr. Vreeland provides regulatory guidance to employers in these industries and, if disputes arise, defends them before regulatory agencies such as the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Internal Revenue Service, National Labor Relations Board and state and federal Departments of Labor.
He also counsels clients in a broad range of regulatory areas such as hours of service; electronic logging device requirements; drug and alcohol testing; safety regulations; independent contractor and owner-operator issues, licensing requirements and Truth in Leasing regulations.
As a Partner in the Labor Law Practice Group, Mr. Vreeland has represented private sector clients for more than 15 years at the collective bargaining table, in labor arbitrations, before the National Labor Relations Board and in federal court. He regularly counsels management on disciplining employees in union environments and assisting employers in remaining union-free, both before and during organizing campaigns.