- Labor and Preventive Practices
- Workplace Training
- Energy and Utilities
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Gaming and Hospitality
- Health Care
- Professional Services
|University ||Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1990|
|Law School||Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1993|
|Admitted||1993, Georgia; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit|
Professional Associations and Activities
•American Bar Association
•Georgia State Bar Association
Jonathan J. Spitz is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He coordinates Jackson Lewis' labor practice for the Southeast region of the United States.
Mr. Spitz understands the practical and operational needs of clients, helping design pragmatic strategies to minimize risk and maximize performance. He has represented management in numerous counter-organizing drives and participated in dozens of unfair labor practice proceedings, discrimination charges and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various federal and state administrative agencies, as well as in collective bargaining, arbitration and in employment litigation before state and federal courts. Mr. Spitz regularly counsels employers in employee relations and discipline and discharge matters, and also assists employers in drafting employment policies and in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act, drug testing laws and regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state employment laws.
Mr. Spitz has extensive experience in assisting employers to create union and litigation avoidance strategies suitable to the individual organization, values and industry. He has led teams conducting multi-facility labor vulnerability assessments and has advised employers in responding to corporate campaigns and demands for card check and neutrality.
Mr. Spitz has authored many articles regarding labor and employment law issues which have appeared in national trade publications.
Honors and Recognitions
•Chambers USA, “Leader in the Field” (2009-2010)
•Employer's Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns, Aspen Publishers, 2007 [Contributing Author]
December 31, 2014
Preparing for Labor Board's Quickie Election Rule
December 31, 2014
On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued the so-called Quickie Election rule, designed to shorten the timeline for NLRB elections and minimize pre-election litigation. The rule is set to take effect on April 14, 2015. While the validity of the rule is expected to be challenged, union organizing efforts, which...
April 24, 2014
Georgia Employers Can Still Ban Guns on Private Premises Despite New 'Guns Everywhere Law'
April 24, 2014
Under the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, government buildings, schools, churches, and bars are no long excluded from the list of places where licensed persons may legally carry firearms. Signed on April 23, 2014, by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the new law, House Bill 60 (also known as the “Guns Everywhere Bill”), goes...
Collegiate & Professional Sports Law
The Athlete's Spoken Word And Its Potential Legal Impact
August 5, 2013
News sources have revealed that NFL player Riley Cooper will be spending some time away from the Philadelphia Eagles to attend counseling after the recent release of a video showing Cooper using a racial slur at a concert. Though Cooper and the Eagles have received media attention surrounding the remark and the team's response
By Jonathan J. Spitz
Labor & Collective Bargaining
Implementation of NLRB Workers' Rights Posting Rule Delayed by Federal Appeals Court
April 17, 2012
The National Labor Relations Board's rule that requires all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the Act will not go into effect on April 30th after all. An emergency injunction was granted by the U.S.
By Jonathan J. Spitz
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‘Fight for $15’ Walk-Outs and Protests Continue; Are You Prepared for November 10?
Peter N. Moss,Philip B. Rosen,Timothy J. Ryan,Jonathan J. Spitz, November 12, 2015
Continuing its three-year campaign, “Fight for $15” on November 4, 2015, announced plans for worker strikes and protests at fast food restaurants in 270 U.S. cities on November 10. The protests, timed to occur one year prior to the 2016 presidential election, is calculated to send a...
Preparing for Labor Board’s Quickie Election Rule
Howard M. Bloom,Philip B. Rosen,Jonathan J. Spitz,Thomas Walsh, March 3, 2015
On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued the so-called Quickie Election rule, designed to shorten the timeline for NLRB elections and minimize pre-election litigation. The rule is set to take effect on April 14, 2015.
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