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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 a Principal in 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 including wage and hour law, reduction in force, WARN Act, discipline, leave management, 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)
Best Lawyers Award Badge
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Managing the Biggest Hurdles for California Employers," California Human Resource Conference (August 25, 2019) (interviewee)

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August 27, 2019
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Jonathan Siegel Discusses Proactive and Creative Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Employers

August 27, 2019

Jonathan Siegel discusses how employers can handle hurdles of attracting and retaining top talent, and how businesses develop proactive and creative recruitment and retention strategies for employees in "Employers Urged to Be Proactive with Hiring and Retention," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

February 14, 2019
SHRM

Jonathan Siegel and JaVon Payton Author "Union Challenges Decision on California Break Rules for Truck Drivers"

February 14, 2019

Jonathan Siegel and JaVon Payton author "Union Challenges Decision on California Break Rules for Truck Drivers," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 13, 2019

California Worker Misclassification Bill Closer to Enactment

September 13, 2019

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would require workers to be classified as employees if the employer exerts control over how the workers perform their tasks or if their work is part of the employer’s regular business. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) passed by a vote of 61-16 in the Assembly. Governor Gavin Newsom has stated his... Read More

July 24, 2019

Ninth Circuit to Ask California Supreme Court to Decide Retroactivity of ‘ABC’ Test, Withdraws Opinion

July 24, 2019

Whether California’s recently adopted “ABC” test, used in the employee-versus-independent contractor analysis in cases involving California’s wage orders, must be applied retroactively should be decided by the California Supreme Court, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided, withdrawing its controversial... Read More

May 7, 2019

California’s ‘ABC’ Test for Independent Contractor Analysis to be Applied Retroactively

May 7, 2019

California employers were dealt another setback in responding to claims of misclassification of independent contractor status for violations of the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders (IWC Wage Orders). Noting California’s “basic legal tradition” that “judicial decisions are given retroactive effect,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for... 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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California Worker Misclassification Bill Closer to Enactment
September 13, 2019

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would require workers to be classified as employees if the employer exerts control over how the workers perform their tasks or if their work is part of the employer’s regular business. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) passed by a vote of 61-16 in the Assembly. Read More

Ninth Circuit to Ask California Supreme Court to Decide Retroactivity of ‘ABC’ Test, Withdraws Opinion
July 25, 2019

Whether California’s recently adopted “ABC” test, used in the employee-versus-independent contractor analysis in cases involving California’s wage orders, must be applied retroactively should be decided by the California Supreme Court, a panel of the U.S. Read More

California First State to Clarify Definition of Race Discrimination to Include Hair Style. Proactive California Employers Should Review Their Policies and Practices
July 22, 2019

In an important step for California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 188 into law on July 3, 2019. Read More