Jacob P. Tucker
Jake Tucker is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. He represents a diverse range of clients across industries, including professional sports, finance, publishing, education, and real estate.
Jake frequently counsels on a wide variety of employment matters, including workplace investigations, employee leave and accommodation, and policies and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jake also routinely drafts workplace policies and conducts trainings on topics such as discrimination and harassment in the workplace. As part of his employment litigation practice, Jake has assisted clients in defending against single-plaintiff lawsuits and collective actions in federal and state court, as well as arbitration.
Before joining the Firm, Jake earned a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and a member of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. He also interned in the Labor Relations Department of Major League Baseball and the Law Department for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.
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The President of Ireland is on track to sign into law a new amendment to parental leave laws after the country’s upper house (“Seanad Éireann”) approved it on May 8, 2019. The law had previously passed the lower house (“Dáil Éireann”) on June 13, 2018. The amendment now returns to Dáil Éireann for final approval before … Continue Reading
On January 15, 2019, we posted an article about the effect of the #MeToo era on China’s efforts to draft its first Civil Code enshrining the country’s civil laws (https://www.internationallaborlaw.com/2019/01/15/china-responds-to-metoo-employers-stay-alert/). While China is not expected to adopt the Code until at least 2020, the Chinese government is beginning to take steps now to address gender … Continue Reading
On December 27, 2018 the Korean National Assembly addressed workplace bullying and harassment in partial amendments to the Labor Standards Act (the “LSA”) and the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act. LSA, Article 6-2, “Prohibition of Workplace Harassment” This amendment to the LSA serves two main purposes: (1) creating new employer obligations; and (2) providing a … Continue Reading
With the holiday party season just around the corner, tragic events in the United Kingdom present a worst-case scenario for reveling workers and for employers who may find themselves held responsible. Bellman v. Northhampton Recruitment Ltd. extends the bounds of employer vicarious liability where an employee is injured at a company-related social event. But, the … Continue Reading