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Paul J. Siegel

Principal
New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4605
F 631-247-0417
Paul.Siegel@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Paul J. Siegel is a Principal in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For many years he was the chair of the firm's national Wage and Hour Practice Group.

Mr. Siegel has represented management in wage hour, employment discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage hour and labor law matters. In April of 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Siegel frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today's challenging legal environment. He has appeared on national and local television and radio, and has presented seminars and written articles concerning wage hour, affirmative action, discrimination and labor law matters across the country. A 2003 peer survey identified him as one of Long Island's top ten employment attorneys.

In the insurance industry, he has been a featured speaker at the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO), Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA), and Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conferences. He has lectured about employment issues to meetings of the New York and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 1998 Conference of Justices of the Courts of the State of New York and many other industry groups.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bankers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society

Honors and Recognitions

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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

August 15, 2018
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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

January 18, 2018
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Michael Lowenbaum and Paul Siegel Discuss Why Employment Practices Liability Insurance Drives Business to Big Law Firms

January 18, 2018

Michael Lowenbaum and Paul Siegel discuss why EPLI could be driving business away from small law firms and toward larger firms in "Employers’ Liability Insurance Drives Business to Big Law Firms," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 17, 2019

The EPL Insurance Advisor – May 2019

May 17, 2019

To assist underwriters and claims professionals in assessing emerging employment risks, we are pleased to provide the first issue of our newsletter. The EPL Insurance Advisor highlights topical issues in claims, defenses, and liability risk management developments. 2019 EPLI Trends Report – What Analysts and Underwriters Should... Read More

May 15, 2019

EPLI Trends, Sexual Harassment Claims, and Planning for 2019

May 15, 2019

As workplace laws continue to evolve, the potential risk exposure is increasing. Jackson Lewis prepared this trends overview to help assess the current workplace law landscape in the #MeToo era and the wave of agency charges, latest claims, and new laws.  Highlights include: Pay Equity Lawsuits: The Next Wave of Litigation... Read More

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Illinois Expands State Human Rights Act to Include Employers with One or More Employees
August 28, 2019

Like other States (including New York) and many cities, Illinois has expanded the reach of its anti-discrimination statute to bring smaller employers within coverage of the Human Rights Act.  Even though such small employers may lack the in-house expertise to understand the nuances of complex laws, they must find a way to do so.  Our...&# Read More

New York State Commissioner of Labor Testifies On Combatting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
February 15, 2019

As if the current legal environment for employers and their insurance carriers was not sufficiently challenging, state legislatures are considering bills, inter alia, to expand the definition of a hostile work environment, to expand coverage of anti-discrimination and harassment laws to independent contractors, to increase penalties for h Read More

New York City Issues Sexual Harassment Training Notice and Fact Sheet
August 10, 2018

In an effort to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, New York State and New York City have enacted laws mandating educational sessions to reinforce what is (and what is not) appropriate workplace conduct.  Joining, California, Connecticut, and Maine, mandatory training will now be required in New York City and New York State.  To h Read More