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Jonathan M. Kozak

White Plains

P 914-872-6885
F 914-946-1216


Jonathan M. Kozak is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is an employment law litigator, defending employers in a variety of state and federal employment matters in court and before government agencies.

Mr. Kozak has litigated matters before government agencies, and in state and federal courts involving claims of unlawful harassment, discrimination, retaliation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and discrimination in places of public accommodations. Mr. Kozak also represents clients in cases alleging class-wide claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the federal and state wage-hour laws.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Kozak works with clients to avoid or minimize the risk of workplace legal issues, claims and lawsuits. Mr. Kozak also counsels clients to develop strategies to address existing exposure to wage-hour liability, and implement policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate potential future liability.

Mr. Kozak has been with Jackson Lewis since 1996, when he joined the firm as a Summer Associate. While in law school, Mr. Kozak served as an Articles Editor on the Hofstra Labor Law Journal.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Claims of Retaliation Continue to Increase," The National Law Journal 23.13 (November 20, 2000) [Co-Author]
  • "The Proposed Modifications to Federal Discovery Rules Do Not Disparately Impact Plaintiffs," Journal of Employment Discrimination Law  2.2 (CCH, Inc., Spring 2000) [Co-Author]
  • "The NLRB's Proposed Rule on the Appropriateness of Single Location Bargaining Units: Clarity and Predictability, but has Anything Changed?" Hofstra Labor Law Journal 14 (Fall 1996) [Author]

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August 17, 2015
HealthLeaders Media

Jonathan Kozak Comments on New Overtime Regulations

August 17, 2015

Jonathan Kozak comments on new overtime regulations in HealthLeaders Media's "How New Overtime Regs Will Impact Hospital Workers." Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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November 14, 2017

New York Department of Labor Proposes Scheduling Regulations

November 14, 2017

Big changes may be in store for employers in New York who require employees to be “on call” or who are accustomed to making quick changes to employee schedules, including canceling shifts when customer or client demand changes. On November 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL) released the text of anticipated... Read More

July 7, 2017

Context Matters: Mortgage Underwriters Don’t Meet FLSA’s Administrative Exemption, Ninth Circuit Concludes

July 7, 2017

Mortgage underwriters do not qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s administrative exemption because they are more appropriately characterized as “production” employees, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11950 (9th Cir. July 5, 2017). In so... Read More

February 17, 2017

New York State Regulations Governing Payroll Debit Cards (Scheduled to Become Effective March 7) Held Invalid and Revoked

February 17, 2017

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued final regulations in September 2016, significantly restricting the use of payroll debit cards and imposing disclosure and consent requirements for direct deposit. The regulations (12 NYCRR §192) were to become effective on March 7, 2017. However, in a February 16, 2017... Read More

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