Jacob David Verchereau
- Education Law, Employment Law, Business Law ...
- New York
After graduating from Manhattan College in 2009, Jacob began his career as a Special Education Advocate & Paralegal. For seven years he worked for a reputable Manhattan-based law firm that concentrates on advocating for students with special needs. As an Advocate, Jacob would often attend Committee on Special Education (“CSE”) meetings alongside parents, providing them with assistance in the development of their children’s Individual Education Programs (“IEP”) and/or 504 Plans. When disputes arose with local school districts, Jacob assisted attorneys in all phases of the administrative due process procedure provided by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"). This often involved impartial hearings and appeals to the State Review Officer.
In 2015, Jacob returned to his hometown of Troy, New York. He earned his J.D. at Albany Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2018. In law school, Jacob was active in the interscholastic moot court program. He competed on the ABA Negotiations Team and ABA Client Counseling Team. He was an Editor on the Albany Government Law Review and held several notable internships including the New York State Education Department's Office of State Review, Albany Law School's Community Development Clinic, and Prisoners' Legal Services of Albany.
After law school, Jacob served as Counsel to the School Administrators' Association of New York State ("SAANYS"), working as a public-sector, labor-side Labor & Employment attorney. As Counsel, Jacob represented public school & BOCES administrators and civil service employees throughout the State of New York. He became versed in a wide range of employment related matters. Jacob is experienced in contract negotiations & collective bargaining, disciplinary matters, grievances, appeals to the Commissioner of Education, matters involving the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”), Article 78 proceedings and a range of other human resource matters
- Education Law
- Employment Law
- Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
- Special Education Law
- Google Meet
- Free Consultation
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Standard Hourly Rate: $225/ hour.
- New York
- New York State Office of Court Administration
- ID Number: 5687405
- English: Spoken, Written
- School Administrators' Association of New York State ("SAANYS")
- Summer Law Clerk
- Lemery Greisler, LLC.
- Advocate/ Paralegal
- Law Office of Neal H. Rosenberg
- Albany Law School
- J.D. (2018)
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Activities: Albany Government Law Review, Editor ABA Client Counseling Team ABA Negotiations Team
- Manhattan College
- B.A. (2009) | English
- State Bar of New York
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
- Albany County Bar Association
- - Current
- Law Office of Jacob D. Verchereau - Website
- Q. Can a lawyer represent employer in two separate cases from same individual while one is under investigation is it legal
- A: The question you are asking is whether it is a conflict of interest for the Employer's attorney to represent the Employer in two separate proceedings, both of which involve the same Employee. This is relatively common in my experience. Without more, it would seem to me that this would not be a conflict of interest, and therefore it is likely entirely legal.
- Q. I was terminated on the day that I was supposed to start due to me refusing to go to work with COVID like symptoms.
- A: You were likely entitled to emergency sick leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). If you were terminated because you were experiencing symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis, you may have a legal claim against your employer.
- Q. My employer refused me to return to work due to my school schedule. They told me to resign when I did not wan to
- A: Generally, when you resign voluntarily you do not qualify for unemployment insurance. However, under these circumstances, you could still file a claim. If your employer does not contest your claim, you will likely receive unemployment benefits. If the employer does contest your claim, you could request a hearing before the Dept of Labor. If you can prove that you were forced to resign or that you resigned under duress, the Dept of Labor may grant you your claim. You would need to establish that this was a forced resignation and not purely voluntary. Speak with a local attorney as soon as possible.
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