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Jack Schaedel

Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-337-3857 F 213-689-0430

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Jack Schaedel

Biography

Jack Schaedel is a principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He enjoys getting to know his clients and their businesses—how and why they were founded, and what their short-term and long-term goals are. A former business owner, he understands the challenges involved in building and sustaining a thriving business and that a stable employer-employee relationship is critical to that success.

Jack represents clients in labor and employment matters including litigation nationwide and has been advocating on behalf of employers for over 26 years. He works with clients to tailor processes to minimize litigation exposure and maximize efficiency. Jack’s primary goal is to help clients avoid litigation, but also to ensure they are better prepared to defeat lawsuits when they arise. Having handled all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration, Jack is adept at finding creative defenses and leveraging favorable facts to drive successful outcomes, whether that be dismissal at an early stage, or a reasonable settlement that allows his client to get out of the courtroom and back to business.

Although the employment landscape is continually shifting, employers can rely on Jack’s steadfast counsel on federal, state, and local laws and legislation, including those arising from the COVID-19 pandemic such as vaccine mandates, work from home issues, and related safety imperatives. His proactive communication style keeps employers informed of all major legal and business developments that can impact their workplaces.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Los Angeles Metro Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, “Business Attorney of the Year” (2013)
  • Pasadena Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (2010-2020)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Pasadena Bar Association, Founder and Original Chairman, Labor & Employment Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • American Youth Soccer Organization Region 13, Numerous Roles
  • German American Business Association, Board Member, Co-Chair Workplace Interest Group
  • La Cañada Baseball and Softball Association, Numerous Roles
  • La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, Vice President, Government Relations
  • La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, Board Member, President
  • La Cañada Unified School District, Superintendent’s Special Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Los Angeles Metro Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • YMCA of the Foothills, Board Member

Published Works

  • “Labor and Employment Roundtable,” Daily Journal and California Lawyer Special Supplement (December 2018) [featured panelist]
  • “Bonus Time Overhaul—A Departure from Fairness” (March 2018) [Author]
  • “Calif. High Court OT Ruling: What Employers Should Know” Law 360 (March 2018) [Author]
  • “Justices Weigh Overtime Rules” Daily Journal: Encino Motorcars Case (January 2018) [Author]
  • “Small Ray of Hope for Small Businesses on Disability Access Suits [SB269], ” Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 2017) [Author]

Speeches

  • “California Workplace--Back to ‘Normal?’” German American Business Association (June 2021)
  • “ABC Test, Prop 22 and More: The Changing Road Ahead for California's Gig Economy,” Webinar (December 2020)
  • "The Dealership Workplace of the 2020's: Handling Diversity, Appearance, and Hiring Issues in an Ever-Evolving World," National Association of Dealer Counsel, Fall Virtual Conference (October 2020)
  • “Back to Normal-What Will the Workplace Look Like After the Stay at Home Order is Lifted?”  Webinar (May 2020)
  • “Returning to Work – Practical Issues Every Employer Needs To Consider,”  Webinar (May 2020)
  • “Coronavirus and the Workplace: What California Lawyers Should Know,” Pasadena Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Section (April 2020)
  • “California: Coronavirus Update and Impact On Employers In the Golden State,” Webinar (April 2020)
  • “AB 5 is Now the Law—Can You Still Declare Independence for Workers in 2020, or is the Gig Finally Up?” (Oakland, CA, October 2019)
  • “Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era-What Attorneys Advising Auto Dealers Need to Be Thinking About,”  National Association of Dealer Counsel Conference (Chicago, Illinois, Fall 2018)
  • “Employment Law Forum,” California Lawyer (Los Angeles, CA, July 2018) (panelist on “MeToo” panel)
  • “Employment Law in California in the Era of Trump” (Los Angeles, CA March 2017) (panelist and program creator)