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Jonathan A. Siegel

Principal
Orange County

P 949-885-1360
F 949-885-1380
Jonathan.Siegel@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jonathan A. Siegel is one of the founding Principals of the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, state and federal agencies and courts.

Mr. Siegel also provides advice and counsel regarding labor and employment law with respect to various issues ranging from wage and hour law, reduction in force, WARN Act, discipline, leave management and harassment and discrimination issues. Mr. Siegel defends employers regarding different varieties of wrongful termination and discrimination claims.

Mr. Siegel has represented management in union organizing drives and regularly defends employers in unfair labor practice proceedings as well as in collective bargaining and arbitrations. He also has extensive experience conducting wage and hour preventive audits. He conducts single location and multi-location audits for employers. The scope of such audits can range from examining specific issues, i.e., exempt status under federal law and California, to comprehensive FLSA and California Labor Code audits. Mr. Siegel has conducted audits for a wide range of industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, retail, transportation, various service industries, defense contractors and healthcare.

Mr. Siegel regularly speaks on a variety of topics including wage and hour, harassment/discrimination, national and California employment trends, Workers’ Compensation, EEO, managing leaves of absence under FMLA and state leave laws and union avoidance. He has moderated numerous programs and is featured as a keynote speaker for several different organizations.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Labor Relations Institute, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America (2009)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Crystal Cove Alliance, Former Board of Directors Member (2012-April 2016)

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June 17, 2018
SHRM

Jonathan Siegel Discusses Hiring Errors Employers Can Avoid in California

June 17, 2018

Jonathan Siegel discusses common mistakes that employers should avoid in California's unique employment landscape in "5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid in California," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 12, 2018
SHRM

Jonathan Siegel Discusses Classification of Exempt and Nonexempt Workers in FLSA Audits

June 12, 2018

Jonathan Siegel discusses how employers can conduct FLSA audits to ensure accurate classification of exempt and nonexempt workers in "Rely on Interviews, Not Job Descriptions, for FLSA Audits," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 11, 2018
Western Grower and Shipper Magazine

Jonathan Siegel Authors "Small Compliance Errors Can Become Large Liabilities"

May 11, 2018

Jonathan Siegel authors "Small Compliance Errors Can Become Large Liabilities," published by Western Grower and Shipper Magazine. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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December 12, 2016

California Employers Issuing W-2 or 1099 Must Revise Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

December 12, 2016

For several years, California employers have been required to notify employees regarding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Beginning January 1, 2017, new California law (AB 1847) requires those same employers to also notify employees that they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (“EITC”). The... Read More

October 13, 2015

California Expands Fair Pay Act Protections

October 13, 2015

Requiring employers to prove an employee’s higher pay is determined on factors other than gender and allowing workers to sue if they are paid less than co-workers of a different gender with different job titles doing “substantially similar” work highlight California’s expanded Fair Pay Act (SB 358), signed by... Read More

October 6, 2015

California Amends Representative PAGA Law, Allows Curing of Certain Wage Statement Violations

October 6, 2015

An amendment to California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) affords an employer the right to cure certain wage statement violations before an employee may bring a civil suit against the employer. This is a win for employers. The amendment, AB 1506, provides employers the right to cure a violation of failing... Read More

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Aon/Jackson Lewis California 2018 Webinar - 5 Critical Employment Practices Liability and Wage & Hour Issues Facing Employers

July 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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Cal/OSHA Publishes a Fact Sheet and Poster Regarding California’s Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Program
July 20, 2018

Cal/OSHA just published a Fact Sheet and a Poster regarding Cal/OSHA’s new requirement for covered employers to create and maintain a Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Program (“MIPP”) and also train their housekeepers with respect to the MIPP. Read More

New California Law Prohibits Refusing Entrance to a Business Because a Member is Wearing Their Military Uniform and Adds Other Protections
July 17, 2018

On July 16, 2018, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1500 which expanded protections for members of the Armed Forces of the United States and to members of the Federal Reserve components of the Armed Forces. Read More

Federal District Judge Puts On Hold Parts of AB 450 Which Prohibited Employers From Voluntarily Consenting To A Federal Immigration Agent’s Request To Enter Nonpublic Areas or For Voluntarily Providing Records
July 5, 2018

On July 4, 2018, Federal District Judge John A. Mendez granted a preliminarily injunction enjoining the State of California, Governor Brown, and Attorney General Becerra from enforcing parts of AB 450, the controversial new law that limited employer conduct when dealing with federal immigration enforcement. Read More