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John A. Snyder

New York

P 212-545-4054
F 212-972-3213


John A. Snyder is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience litigating state and federal discrimination, retaliation, commission and wage and hour, contract, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, whistleblower and many other facets of employment-related litigation on behalf of management.

Mr. Snyder provides advice and counseling on employee hiring and departure issues, drafts restrictive covenant, employment, and executive compensation agreements, as well as litigates and handles employment contract, executive compensation and non-competition matters throughout the country.

Mr. Snyder has been interviewed and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Thompson Publishing Group, CCH and CEO Update on employment-related issues. Mr. Snyder remains an active alumnus of New York University School of Law and Seton Hall University’s W. Paul Stillman School of Business, where he serves as a student mentor. He is a former pupil and barrister of the William J. Brennan Chapter of the American Inns of Court program. While attending law school, Mr. Snyder was editor of the Review of Law and Social Change from 1991-1993.

Mr. Snyder is an avid runner, having successfully completed a number of half marathons, marathons and races of other distances.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Lawyer's Alliance for New York, 15 Year Circle Award for at least 15 years of service (2014)
  • Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Committee and Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee, Newsletter Editor and Contributor
  • DRI
  • Employment Law 360, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Human Resources Association of New York
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York University Law School Alumni Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • InMotion Counseling and Advocacy, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Lawyers' Alliance for New York, Pro Bono Attorney
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division Mentoring Program
  • New York City Bar Association, 2013-2016 Committee Member, Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
  • Seton Hall Law School Advisory Board, Member
  • Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business, Mentor
  • Township of Montclair Civil Rights Commission, 2013-2015 Commissioner

Published Works

  • "NY Department of State Tightens Rules on Job Titles," American Bar Association (Winter 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” American Bar Association (June 2013) [Co-Author with Joseph Lynett]
  • "Eighth Circuit Affirms Severance Repayment by Executive Who Breached Non-disclosure Obligations," Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]
  • "Super Bowl Sunday is Coming — Relevant Considerations for Employers," Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]
  • "Preventive Strategies for Workplace Bullying," Human Resource Executive Online (November 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "Top Ten Questions Regarding Political Dialogue in the Workplace," ACC (June 2012) [Author] (recognized by ACC for reaching 1,000 downloads)
  • "Managing the (March) Madness at Work," Jackson Lewis (March 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "New Jersey Adopts Trade Secret Law," Jackson Lewis (January 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "New York’s Highest State Court Asked By Second Circuit To Review Whether Federal Law Claims Are Barred By Prior Dismissal for Untimeliness of Similar State Law Claims," Jackson Lewis (October 2011) [Co-Author]
  • "Court in New York Says No Trade Secret Protection for Outdated Information Available on Internet," Jackson Lewis (October 2010) [Co-Author]
  • "No Injunction on Ex-Employee’s Blogging Absent Extraordinary Circumstances, New York Court Rules," Jackson Lewis (March 2010) [Co-Author]
  • "Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Provision in CBA May Bar Employee Federal Age Claims In Court," Jackson Lewis (April 2009) [Co-Author]
  • "Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact as a Basis for Recovery in Age Discrimination Cases," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin 5.5 (May 2005) [Co-Author]

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August 14, 2017

John Snyder Comments on Implications Solar Eclipse Time-Off Requests

August 14, 2017

John Snyder comments on implications of Solar Eclipse Fever and time-off requests in "Should the Coming Solar Eclipse Block out Work?" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 13, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

John Snyder Discusses March Madness Activities in the Workplace

March 13, 2017

John Snyder discusses tips for employers to consider during March Madness season in "Expert provides tips for keeping the workplace on course during upcoming March Madness basketball tournament," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 10, 2017
Law 360

John Snyder Comments on Implications of March Madness Activities in the Workplace

March 10, 2017

John Snyder comments on implications of March Madness activities in the workplace in "4 Tips To Make March Madness A Win For Employers," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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March 13, 2017

Is Your Organization Prepared for the (March) Madness?

March 13, 2017

It’s the time of year when workplace chatter suddenly includes constant references to Wildcats, Jayhawks, Pirates, Tar Heels, and Blue Devils. As well as the question of whether the UConn Women’s Basketball Team will ever lose to anyone. Why is that? Because March Madness is here. Starting March 14, the focus of nearly every... Read More

October 31, 2016

Top Ten Questions on Political Dialogue in the Workplace

October 31, 2016

During a presidential election season, political discussion and debate are prominent, often at family functions, social gatherings, and even at work. This year, in the final week leading up to the election, the divisiveness and sharp tone of political discourse seems more acute than ever and heightened awareness of its impact on the... Read More

March 31, 2016

Amendments to New York City’s Human Rights Law Strengthen Protections in Employment, Public Accommodations

March 31, 2016

Consistent with recent pro-employee and tenant legislation and the stated broad remedial purpose of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five amendments to the New York City Administrative Code to strengthen civil rights protections; remove language regarding sexual... Read More

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Documented Performance Issues and Inadequate Notice of Need for Leave Sink Employee’s FMLA Claims
July 11, 2017

Granting summary judgment to an employer on Family and Medical Leave Act claims asserted by a former employee, an Illinois district court held that: (1) the employee had failed to demonstrate his firing had any causal relationship to his prior FMLA leave (or any potential future need for FMLA leave); and (2) the employer’s initial...&# Read More

Businesses Face Conflicting State and Federal Accessibility Requirements
May 19, 2017

Many states and localities have their own distinct accessibility laws and regulations for businesses. Often these are not analogous to the ADA.  For instance, businesses operating in New York must use the disability access symbol designated by the state, but the U.S. Read More

Plaintiff in Dispute over LinkedIn Account gets “Zero” Damages
April 26, 2013

Plaintiff pro se Linda Eagle, the former president of banking education company Edcomm, Inc. Read More