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Jonathan A. Siegel

Principal
Orange County

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

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Jonathan A. Siegel

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)

Published Works

  • "Are Arbitration Agreements Still Viable for Employers in California,"Orange County Business Journal (November, 2019) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • "California HR: Applying CA Law to Employment Practices," SHRM (California, November 2019) (panelist)
  • "Let's Talk Laws and Regulations," 18th Annaul Agriculture Personnel Management Association Retreat (San Diego, California, October 12, 2019) (panelist)
  • "Managing the Biggest Hurdles for California Employers," California Human Resource Conference (August 25, 2019) (interviewee)