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Jonathan J. Spitz

Principal
Atlanta

P   404-586-1835
F   404-525-1173
SpitzJ@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Jonathan J. Spitz is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Co-Leader of the firm’s Labor and Preventive Practices Group.

Mr. Spitz lectures extensively, conducts management training, and advises clients with respect to legislative and regulatory initiatives, corporate strategies, business ethics, social media issues and the changing regulatory landscape. He understands the practical and operational needs of corporate America, helping design pragmatic strategies to minimize risk and maximize performance. He has represented management in dozens of counter-organizing drives and participated in countless unfair labor practice proceedings, discrimination charges and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state administrative agencies, as well as in collective bargaining, arbitration and in employment litigation before state and federal courts. Mr. Spitz regularly counsels employers in employee relations and discipline and discharge matters, and also assists employers in drafting employment policies and in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act, drug testing laws and regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state employment laws.

Mr. Spitz has been quoted by the press on many labor matters, including the National Labor Relations Board’s recent initiatives on protected concerted activity and expedited election procedures. He has extensive experience assisting employers in creating union and litigation avoidance strategies suitable to the individual organization, values and industry. He regularly leads teams conducting multi-facility labor vulnerability assessments and has advises employers in responding to corporate campaigns and demands for card check and neutrality.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, “Leader in the Field” (2009-2010)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Published Works

  • Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns, Aspen Publishers, 2007 [Contributing Author]

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November 6, 2015

‘Fight for $15’ Walk-Outs and Protests Continue; Are You Prepared for November 10?

November 6, 2015

Continuing its three-year campaign, “Fight for $15” on November 4, 2015, announced plans for worker strikes and protests at fast food restaurants in 270 U.S. cities on November 10. The protests, timed to occur one year prior to the 2016 presidential election, is calculated to send a message to voters and candidates. Protests... Read More

December 31, 2014

Preparing for Labor Board's Quickie Election Rules

December 31, 2014

On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued the so-called Quickie Election rule, designed to shorten the timeline for NLRB elections and minimize pre-election litigation. The rule is set to take effect on April 14, 2015. While the validity of the rule is expected to be challenged, union organizing efforts, which... Read More

April 24, 2014

Georgia Employers Can Still Ban Guns on Private Premises Despite New 'Guns Everywhere Law'

April 24, 2014

Under the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, government buildings, schools, churches, and bars are no long excluded from the list of places where licensed persons may legally carry firearms. Signed on April 23, 2014, by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the new law, House Bill 60 (also known as the “Guns Everywhere Bill”), goes... Read More

See All Upcoming Jonathan J. Spitz Events

Mar 9 to Mar 10

Atlanta, GA

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

March 9, 2016 - 1:00 PM to March 10, 2016 - 4:30 PM
W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

The Labor Board’s new election rules are in full swing and there has been an increase in both the number of pet... Read More

Mar 16 to Mar 17

Las Vegas, NV

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

March 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to March 17, 2016 - 4:30 PM
The Mirage Las Vegas
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Labor Board’s new election rules are in full swing and there has been an increase in both the number of pet... Read More

Mar 22 to Mar 23

Chicago, IL

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

March 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM to March 23, 2016 - 4:30 PM
Summit Executive Center
205 N Michigan Ave
10th floor
Chicago, IL 60601

The Labor Board’s new election rules are in full swing and there has been an increase in both the number of pet... Read More

See AllBlog Posts by Jonathan J. Spitz

The Athlete’s Spoken Word And Its Potential Legal Impact
August 5, 2013

News sources have revealed that NFL player Riley Cooper will be spending some time away from the Philadelphia Eagles to attend counseling after the recent release of a video showing Cooper using a racial slur at a concert.  Though Cooper and the Eagles have received media attention surrounding the remark and the team’s response Read More

Implementation of NLRB Workers’ Rights Posting Rule Delayed by Federal Appeals Court
April 17, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s rule that requires all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the Act will not go into effect on April 30th after all.  An emergency injunction was granted by the U.S. Read More