Michael J. Soltis: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michael J. Soltis

Managing Shareholder
Stamford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone(203) 961-0404

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Practice Areas

  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
University University of Connecticut, B.A., 1975
Law SchoolNew York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978; New York University, LL.M., Labor Law, 1986
Admitted1979, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Ohio; 1990, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1991, Connecticut; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Bar & Professional Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Business and Industry Association


Southern Connecticut Chapter of SHRM


Michael J. Soltis is Office Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager of the Stamford, Connecticut office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School and received a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Labor Law from New York University. Mr. Soltis is a member of the Bar of the State of Connecticut and the Bar of the State of New York. He is also admitted to practice before various federal courts in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio.

Mr. Soltis has represented employers in a wide range of employment and labor matters for more than 30 years. He has advised on and litigated matters involving just about every type of employment claim, including discrimination claims, family and medical leave claims, public policy and whistleblower claims, contract claims, and common law employment claims. He has litigated cases in state court and federal district court and has argued numerous appeals at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he has extensive experience on all aspects of family and disability leave management, layoff planning and implementation, and workplace wellness initiatives.

Mr. Soltis has negotiated more than 100 collective bargaining agreements in a variety of industries. In addition, he has counseled numerous other employers, “away from the table,” through their collective bargaining. He has a particular expertise in incorporating “lean” concepts into collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Soltis regularly advises employers on labor contract interpretation and administration. He has represented employers at dozens of labor arbitrations. He has authored numerous articles on employment and labor law topics for national and state publications and is a frequent speaker on these topics to legal and business audiences.

In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Soltis was named a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer. He has been recognized as a leading labor and employment attorney by the 2010 Chambers USA Legal Guide. In 2011, Mr. Soltis was selected by his peers for inclusion in 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Litigation - Labor & Employment. Mr. Soltis was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Selected for inclusion in 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers

Published Works


The Americans With Disabilities Act: A Comprehensive Guide to Title I .
Milt Wright & Associates, Inc., 1992. [Co-Author]

The Connecticut Employment Law Manual (2009-10 edition) .
NA: 1900. [Author]

Final HIPPA Nondiscrimination Regulations Spur Employers to Review Workplace Wellness Programs
Public Safety Labor News (February 2007) [Co-Author]
Fourth Circuit: ERISA Pre-empts Maryland's Fair Shair Law; Avoiding Regulatory Balkanization Trumps State's Play or Pay Health Care Reform
JacksonLewis.com (January 2007) [Co-Author]
Final HIPPA Nondiscrimination Regulations Spur Employers to Review Workplace Wellness Programs
JacksonLewis.com (December 2006) [Co-Author]
To Pro-rate or Not to Pro-rate: That is the Question - Paying Bonuses Under FMLA
CT Bar Association Labor and Employment Newsletter (Winter 2006) [Author]
Lifestyle Discrimination: Drawing the Line Between Employer Interests and Employees' Personal Lives
Labor and Employment Law Quarterly 12.3 (Fall 2006) [Author]
Preventive Medicine - Employee Wellness Programs are Prone to Legal Maladies that Require Careful Monitoring
HR Magazine (January 2006) [Author]
Lifestyle Discrimination - The New Frontier for Employment Claims
FMLA Policy, Practice & Legal Update (BLR) (October 2005) [Author]
Workplace Wellness Meets Employment Law: Eat Your Veggies...Or Else
Corporate Counsel (June 2005) [Author]
Healthy Employees in a Healthy Workplace: An Admirable or Illegal Goal
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law Committee Newsletter (Summer 2005) [Author]
Unsettled Questions Cloud Connecticut's Disability Discrimination Law
CT Bar Association Labor and Employment Newsletter (Summer 2005) [Co-Author]
Weingarten Redux: Employer's Manual
Labor Law Journal (Winter 2000) [Author]
Special Report: The National Smallpox Vaccination Plan: Workplace Law Implications for Health Care Employers


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Latest Employer Wellness Plan to Draw EEOC Fire includes Biometric Screening Requirement
Joseph J. Lazzarotti,Michael J. Soltis, November 14, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appears to be implementing an assault on corporate wellness programs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. After staying on the sidelines while the popularity of workplace wellness programs...

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Michael J. Soltis

1010 Washington Boulevard, 7th Floor
StamfordCT 06901


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