Jonathan A. Siegel

Orange County

P 949-885-1360 F 949-885-1380


Jonathan A. Siegel


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.

Jonathan 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. Jonathan defends employers regarding different varieties of wrongful termination and discrimination claims.

Jonathan 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. Jonathan has conducted audits for a wide range of industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, retail, transportation, various service industries, defense contractors and healthcare.

Jonathan 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

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Labor Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2019-present)
  • Labor Relations Institute, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America (2009)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2009-2010)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Agricultural Personnel Management Association, Board of Directors (2020-2022)
  • 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]


  • "California HR: Applying CA Law to Employment Practices," SHRM (California, November 2019) (panelist)
  • "Let's Talk Laws and Regulations," 18th Annual 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)