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Bryan P. O'Connor

Office Managing Shareholder
Seattle

P   206-405-0404
F   206-405-4450
Bryan.OConnor@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Bryan P. O’Connor is a Shareholder 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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April 2, 2015

New City of Seattle Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances go into Effect

April 2, 2015

Two new Seattle ordinances imposing significant workplace changes on employers with employees in the City took effect on April 1, 2015.  The highly anticipated and much-discussed Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance (SMC Ch. 14.19) increases the minimum wage for all employees who perform work within Seattle’s geographic boundaries.... Read More

February 12, 2015

Seattle Employers Must Prepare for April 1 Minimum Wage Increase

February 12, 2015

Employers with employees in Seattle will have to pay one of the highest minimum wages in the country beginning April 1, 2015.  Under an ordinance signed by Seattle’s Mayor on June 3, 2014, the City’s minimum wage will climb to $15.00 per hour, phased-in over the next three to seven years. How quickly the $15.00-per-hour... Read More

June 4, 2013

Washington Enacts Social Media Privacy Law

June 4, 2013

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on May 21, 2013, signed Washington’s social media privacy bill, banning employers from requesting user names and passwords of current or prospective employees’ personal social media accounts. The bill (SB 5211) was passed unanimously by the Washington State Legislature in April 2013. Other... Read More

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September 30

Seattle, WA

Annual Pacific Northwest Employer Legal Update

September 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM PST
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Eliza Anderson Amphitheater
Seattle, WA 98101

Best Strategies to Manage the Modern Employee Life Cycle

 

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