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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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August 13, 2019
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Jonathan Spitz Comments on Implications of the Recent 6th Circuit Ruling in Hendrickson USA, LLC v. NLRB

August 13, 2019

Jonathan Spitz comments on the implications of the recent ruling in Hendrickson USA, LLC v. NLRB, where the NLRB incorrectly found that an employer's statements to workers during unionization efforts were coercive in "Employer’s Statements Against Unionizing Were Not Coercive," published by SHRM.  Subscription... Read More

July 24, 2019
Legaltech News

Jonathan Spitz Discusses Implications of Monitoring Workers' Social Media

July 24, 2019

Jonathan Spitz discusses the implications of employers monitoring employees' social media posts in "When Mining Workers' Social Media, Take an Evenhanded Approach," published by Legaltech News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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August 15, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2019

August 15, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel’s Division of Advice has found an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it fired an employee based on the mistaken belief that she divulged confidential wage information. Centura, 27-CA-234214 (Adv. Mem. June 24, 2019, released July 16, 2019). As... Read More

August 15, 2019

Labor Board Proposes Modifications to Union Election Procedures

August 15, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal to amend its union representation procedures regarding blocking charges, voluntary recognition bar, and construction industry collective bargaining relationships was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is the first... Read More

August 13, 2019

Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers

August 13, 2019

Substantially overhauling its labor law, Mexico has enacted legislation that prohibits employer interference with workers’ rights, protects employees’ right to join or not join a union, and requires unions to secure employee support. In order to implement these changes, Mexico must create new courts, a new federal agency, and even more... Read More

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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