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Jonathan M. Kozak

New York Metro
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.

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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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December 11, 2018

New York State Department of Labor Issues Revised Proposed ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Regulations

December 11, 2018

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued sweeping proposed regulations addressing worker scheduling practices that will affect most employers in the state (though employers covered by the Hospitality Wage Order — hotels and restaurants — are not covered by the current proposed regulations). The proposed regulations... Read More

September 25, 2018

Door-to-Door Salesmen, Chauffeur Drivers Not Entitled to Overtime Pay under ‘Fair Reading’ of FLSA, Second Circuit Finds

September 25, 2018

Acknowledging its obligation to give a “fair reading” to all Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions, as the U.S. Supreme Court stated in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 138 S. Ct. 1134 (2018), in separate cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded that door-to-door salespersons for an energy supply... Read More

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 (NYSDOL) released the text of anticipated... Read More

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Third-Party Bonuses Are Not Necessarily “Remuneration” for Overtime Purposes, Third Circuit Holds
September 5, 2019

When an employer permits its employees to participate in a bonus program offered by the employer’s client, based on the work performed for that client, those bonuses do not always qualify as “remuneration for employment” that must be included in the employee’s “regular rate” for purposes of calculating overtime pay due under the Fair Labo Read More