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Jonathan J. Spitz


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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)
Legal 500 Recommended Attorney

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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December 8, 2016
Bloomberg BNA

Jonathan Spitz Comments on Jackson Lewis' Recognition as a Top Firm Representing Management Interests before the NLRB

December 8, 2016

Jonathan Spitz comments on Jackson Lewis' recognition as a top law firm representing employers before the NLRB in 2016 in "Big Law Rules Employer Defense Business in Labor Board Cases," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 16, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Earns Top-Tier Ranking in 2016 Legal 500

June 16, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 16, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in the Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations category in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States.  The firm was also recommended in the Immigration, Labor... Read More

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November 16, 2016

Court Grants Permanent Injunction, Blocking Labor Department’s New Persuader Rule

November 16, 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division, has converted its nationwide preliminary injunction, issued on June 27, 2016, against the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule into a nationwide permanent injunction. National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Perez, et al... Read More

November 7, 2016

union kNOw – November 2016

November 7, 2016

UnionizeMe With a few keystrokes, is connecting like-minded employees of the same retail employers in a given area who are interested in forming a union. For an employee, the entire process may take no more than five minutes. UnionizeMe is a labor union and through its professionally developed and easy-to-use... Read More

June 27, 2016

Court Halts Labor Department’s New Persuader Rule

June 27, 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division, has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule promulgated under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Perez, Civil... Read More

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Mar 1

Nashville, TN

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

March 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM
777 McGavock Pike - Nashville, TN
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Mar 21

Chicago, IL

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

March 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM
205 N. Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

May 22

San Francisco, CA

Remaining Union Free: Spring Simulation Series

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM
780 Mission Street - San Francisco, CA
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

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Preparing for Quickie Elections

April 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Here Comes the "Quickie" Election Rule. . . Again!

January 23, 2015 - 12:45 PM to 12:45 PM
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New Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers
May 6, 2016

The “Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act” amends Georgia’s Labor and Industrial Relations Code to provide that neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee is considered an employee of a franchisor for “any purpose.” However, the amendment does not apply to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Code. Read More

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