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John A. Snyder

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New York City

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)
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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

  • "Workplace Violence: How to Create a Prevention Plan," Employment Enterprises, Inc. (June, 2019) [Co-Author with Carla Gunnin and Ryan Chapoteau]
  • "ADA Education and Reform Act passed by the House of Representatives," Lorman Education Services (May, 2018) [Co-Author with Joseph J. Lynett]
  • "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 21, 2019

John Snyder Comments on Implications of Political Discussions and Company Culture

August 21, 2019

John Snyder comments on the implications of political discussions in the workplace and its affect on company culture in "How Political Expression Impacts Workplace Culture," published by Clutch. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 10, 2019

John Snyder Discusses Workplace Political Expression Policies

July 10, 2019

John Snyder discusses the implications of political expression policies in the workplace in "Is a Political Expression Policy Necessary to Avoid a Hostile Workplace?" published by Clutch. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 19, 2019
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Carla Gunnin, John Snyder and Ryan Chapoteau Author "Workplace Violence: How to Create a Prevention Plan"

June 19, 2019

Carla Gunnin, John Snyder and Ryan Chapoteau author "Workplace Violence: How to Create a Prevention Plan," published by Employment Enterprises.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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October 14, 2019

New York City Enacts Legislation Clarifying Independent Contractor Protection under Human Rights Law

October 14, 2019

While courts have generally interpreted the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) as providing anti-discrimination protections to individuals performing services as independent contractors, effective in January 2020, amendments to the NYCHRL clarify such protections. These amendments also clarify that while the NYCHRL’s coverage of... Read More

March 21, 2019

Embrace the (March) Madness at Your Workplace

March 21, 2019

With the arrival of spring comes March Madness as the top Division I men’s and women’s college basketball programs compete for the national championship. Played out over three weeks, more than 130 teams will compete for the title in two tournaments. These games are widely available on television, by computer, phone, or tablet, and can... Read More

October 29, 2018

Election Day is Coming – What are Your Obligations as an Employer?

October 29, 2018

With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.... Read More

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Staying Out of the Doghouse: Addressing Employee Service Animal Accommodation Requests

November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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House Bill Would Limit Drive-by Lawsuits by Amending Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act
February 28, 2018

The House of Representatives has passed the “ADA Education and Reform Act” (HR 620) with an 85-percent vote in favor of passage (including 12 Democrats).  Prior to filing a lawsuit under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the bill requires potential plaintiffs to provide businesses with both notice of architectural barri Read More

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama Cop’s Win in Pregnancy and FMLA Case
December 20, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of a former Alabama police officer on her pregnancy and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. Hicks v. City of Tuscaloosa, Ala., No. 16-13003 (11th Cir. Sept. 7, 2017). Read More

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