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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)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

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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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

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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

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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

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

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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’s “ABC” Test for Independent Contractor Analysis to be Applied Retroactively, Ninth Circuit Holds
May 8, 2019

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California’s “ABC” Test for Independent Contractor Analysis to be Applied Retroactively
May 8, 2019

California employers were dealt another setback in the responding to claims of misclassification of independent contractor status for violations of the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order (“IWC Wage Orders”). Noting California’s “basic legal tradition” that “judicial decisions are given retroactive effect,” the U.S. Read More

Teamsters Challenges Federal Agency Decision on California Break Rules on Interstate Truck Drivers
February 1, 2019

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 2785 has filed a petition for review to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) determination that California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted as applied to drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) subject to the FMCSAR Read More