Jonathan M. Kozak: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jonathan M. Kozak

Principal
White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone914-872-6885

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management and Employee Training
  • Wage and Hour
 
University State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1994
 
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1997 Articles Editor, Hofstra Labor Law Journal
 
Admitted2008, U.S. Supreme Court; 2003, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2000, Connecticut - D. Conn.; 1998, New York; 1998, New York - N.D. N.Y.; 1998, New York - S.D. N.Y.; 1998, New York - W.D. N.Y.; 2000, New York - E.D. N.Y.
 
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Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

 
Born1972
 
Biography

Jonathan M. Kozak is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is an employment law litigator, defending employers in a variety of state and federal employment matters in court and before government agencies.

Mr. Kozak has litigated matters before government agencies, and in state and federal courts involving claims of unlawful harassment, discrimination, retaliation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and discrimination in places of public accommodations. Mr. Kozak also represents clients in cases alleging class-wide claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the federal and state wage-hour laws.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Kozak works with clients to avoid or minimize the risk of workplace legal issues, claims and lawsuits. Mr. Kozak also counsels clients to develop strategies to address existing exposure to wage-hour liability, and implement policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate potential future liability.

Mr. Kozak has been with Jackson Lewis since 1996, when he joined the firm as a Summer Associate. While in law school, Mr. Kozak served as an Articles Editor on the Hofstra Labor Law Journal.

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Published Works

• Claims of Retaliation Continue to Increase, The National Law Journal 23.13 (November 20, 2000) [Co-Author]
• The Proposed Modifications to Federal Discovery Rules Do Not Disparately Impact Plaintiffs, Journal of Employment Discrimination Law 2.2 (CCH, Inc., Spring 2000) [Co-Author]
• The NLRB's Proposed Rule on the Appropriatness of Single Location Bargaining Units: Clarity and Predictability, but has Anything Changed? Hofstra Labor Law Journal 14 (Fall 1996) [Author]

Publications

December 22, 2015

Significant Changes to New York State Hospitality Industry Wage and Hour Laws Effective 12/31/15

December 22, 2015

New York State Hospitality Industry employers face several significant changes to employee compensation, effective December 31.These changes result from: 1) the final stage of the three-step state minimum wage increase passed by the New York State Legislature, 2) a new Hospitality Industry Wage Order enacted by the New York State

January 8, 2015

New York Employers Relieved of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Requirement

January 8, 2015

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5885-B) on December 29, 2014, eliminating New York's annual wage notice requirement (mandating a written notice of pay rates and other information during the month of January to all employees, regardless of the timing of pay increases or date of hire) codified in New York

December 9, 2014

New York's Changing Wage Rates and Allowances Effective December 31st

December 9, 2014

Effective December 31, 2014, the New York State minimum wage increases to $8.75 per hour (from $8.00 per hour). This is the second in a series of scheduled increases based on legislation passed in 2013. (See our article, New York Minimum Wage to Increase in Stages.) New York state employers must comply with this change as well as

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August 17, 2015

HealthLeaders Media

Jonathan Kozak Comments on New Overtime Regulations

August 17, 2015

Jonathan Kozak comments on new overtime regulations in HealthLeaders Media's How New Overtime Regs Will Impact Hospital Workers. Subscription may be required to view article.

 
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Significant Changes to New York State Hospitality Industry Wage and Hour Laws Effective 12/31/15
Jeffrey W. Brecher,Felice B. Ekelman,Richard I. Greenberg,Jonathan M. Kozak,Noel P. Tripp, January 5, 2016
New York State Hospitality Industry employers face several significant changes to employee compensation, effective December 31.

New York Employers Relieved of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Requirement
Jeffrey W. Brecher,Felice B. Ekelman,Richard I. Greenberg,Jonathan M. Kozak,Noel P. Tripp, February 26, 2015
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5885-B) on December 29, 2014, eliminating New York’s annual wage notice requirement (mandating a written notice of pay rates and other information during the month of January to all employees, regardless of the timing of pay increases or...
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Jonathan M. Kozak

44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601




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