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Jonathan J. Spitz

Principal
Atlanta

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

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)
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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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June 7, 2019
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Alan Bayless Feldman Comments on Joining Jackson Lewis' Labor Relations Practice

June 7, 2019

Alan Bayless Feldman comments on joining Jackson Lewis and his plans to expand his practice in construction, retail and other industries in "Jackson Lewis Adds Labor Pro From Steptoe In Phoenix," published by Law360.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 4, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Reinforces Labor Relations Team with Addition of Alan M. Bayless Feldman

June 4, 2019

PHOENIX, (June 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Alan M. Bayless Feldman has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a Principal. Mr. Bayless Feldman joins the firm from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he focused his practice on employment law and labor relations. “... Read More

May 30, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

May 30, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits... Read More

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June 19, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for May 2019

June 19, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced its rulemaking agenda for the coming months. The Board stated that it plans to engage in additional rulemaking in the following areas: 1) representation case procedures (governing union elections); 2) standards for “blocking charges” (governing when unfair labor practice charges... Read More

June 3, 2019

Labor Board to Revisit Right of Graduate Students to Unionize

June 3, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that it will propose rules on the standard for determining whether students who perform services at private colleges or universities in connection with their studies are “employees” within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. Sec. 153(3)), with... Read More

May 15, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for April 2019

May 15, 2019

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb urges the Board to return to its traditional joint-employer standard. In a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on April 17 and released on April 29, Robb stated his belief that the Court exceeded its authority in December 2018, when it... Read More

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Sep 23toSep 24

Las Vegas, NV
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Remaining Union Free A Counter-Organizing Simulation Preparing Your Team in 2019

September 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM to September 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM PST
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Chicago, IL
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Remaining Union Free A Counter-Organizing Simulation Preparing Your Team in 2019

October 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM to October 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM CST
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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