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Bryan P. O'Connor

Office Managing Principal

P 206-405-0404
F 206-405-4450



Bryan P. O’Connor is the Office Managing Principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law his entire legal career.

Mr. O'Connor serves in many different capacities depending upon client needs. He has advised and represented both large and small employers in all aspects of traditional labor law across numerous industries, including construction, manufacturing, retail, health care, utility, food distribution, and government-related services. His roles include advising and representing management in union organizing campaigns, elections and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, other legal proceedings before federal and state courts, and other administrative agencies. He has served as a chief spokesperson and advisor for numerous employers involved in collective bargaining and contract administration, including grievance processing and arbitrations.

In addition to traditional labor law, Mr. O’Connor’s practice includes a wide spectrum of employment law advice and litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. He has handled administrative charges and lawsuits involving race, age, religion, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation and wage and hour claims. Mr. O’Connor has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other state and local agencies.

Mr. O’Connor regularly conducts employee and management training seminars, and frequently lectures on labor and employment topics. He has drafted articles for various publications and groups, including The Ohio Labor Citizen, South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce, and South King County Chapter of SHRM.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. O’Connor practiced labor and employment law with two other law firms – one located in Seattle and the other in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a partner. Mr. O’Connor is a Maryland native.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Former Secretary/Treasurer
  • Cleveland Employment Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce
  • South Snohomish Chapter of SHRM

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September 27, 2016

Bryan O'Connor Comments on Predictable Scheduling Law

September 27, 2016

Bryan O'Connor comments on Seattle's pending Secure Scheduling Ordinance in "Predictable Scheduling Laws: The Next Trend in Workplace Regulations," published by SHRM. Subscription maybe be required to view article Read More

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September 21, 2016

Seattle Passes Predictable Scheduling Ordinance

September 21, 2016

The City of Seattle has passed a bill requiring certain large employers operating within Seattle city limits to give their hourly workers advance notice of their schedules and to pay workers extra for being required to work on call. Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to sign the Secure Scheduling Ordinance. The bill will go into effect... Read More

August 18, 2016

Seattle Mayor’s Office Proposes Predictable Scheduling Law

August 18, 2016

The Seattle Mayor’s Office has proposed a Secure Scheduling Proposal that would require certain large employers operating within Seattle city limits to give their hourly workers advance notice of their schedules and to pay workers extra for being required to work on call. The Proposal, introduced on August 9, 2016, has a stated... Read More

November 18, 2015

Pacific Northwest Employer Workplace News - November 2015

November 18, 2015

Oregon Sick Leave: Applicability of Requirements to Employees Occasionally Working in State Unclear Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon will join a growing number of cities and states mandating that employers provide certain classes of employees with sick leave benefits. For the specific requirements imposed by the new legislation,... Read More

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