John A. Snyder is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience litigating state and federal discrimination, retaliation, commission and wage and hour, contract, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, whistleblower and many other facets of employment-related litigation on behalf of management.
Mr. Snyder provides advice and counseling on employee hiring and departure issues, drafts restrictive covenant, employment, and executive compensation agreements, as well as litigates and handles employment contract, executive compensation and non-competition matters throughout the country.
Mr. Snyder has been interviewed and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Thompson Publishing Group, CCH and CEO Update on employment-related issues. Mr. Snyder remains an active alumnus of New York University School of Law and Seton Hall University’s W. Paul Stillman School of Business, where he serves as a student mentor. He is a former pupil and barrister of the William J. Brennan Chapter of the American Inns of Court program. While attending law school, Mr. Snyder was editor of the Review of Law and Social Change from 1991-1993.
Mr. Snyder is an avid runner, having successfully completed a number of half marathons, marathons and races of other distances.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•InMotion Counseling and Advocacy, Pro Bono Attorney
•Lawyers' Alliance for New York, Pro Bono Attorney
•New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division Mentoring Program
•New York City Bar Association, 2013-2016 Committee Member, Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
•Seton Hall Law School Advisory Board, Member
•Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business, Mentor
•Township of Montclair Civil Rights Commission, 2013-2015 Commissioner
Honors and Recognitions
•Lawyer's Alliance for New York, 15 Year Circle Award for at least 15 years of service (2014)
•Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)
• NY Department of State Tightens Rules on Job Titles, American Bar Association (Winter 2014) [Co-Author]
•“Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” American Bar Association (June 2013) [Co-Author with Joseph Lynett]
• Eighth Circuit Affirms Severance Repayment by Executive Who Breached Non-disclosure Obligations, Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]
• Super Bowl Sunday is Coming - Relevant Considerations for Employers, Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]
• Preventive Strategies for Workplace Bullying, Human Resource Executive Online (November 2012) [Co-Author]
• Top Ten Questions Regarding Political Dialogue in the Workplace, ACC (June 2012) [Author] (recognized by ACC for reaching 1,000 downloads)
• Managing the (March) Madness at Work, Jackson Lewis (March 2012) [Co-Author]
• New Jersey Adopts Trade Secret Law, Jackson Lewis (January 2012) [Co-Author]
• New York’s Highest State Court Asked By Second Circuit To Review Whether Federal Law Claims Are Barred By Prior Dismissal for Untimeliness of Similar State Law Claims, Jackson Lewis (October 2011) [Co-Author]
• Court in New York Says No Trade Secret Protection for Outdated Information Available on Internet, Jackson Lewis (October 2010) [Co-Author]
• No Injunction on Ex-Employee’s Blogging Absent Extraordinary Circumstances, New York Court Rules, Jackson Lewis (March 2010) [Co-Author]
• Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Provision in CBA May Bar Employee Federal Age Claims In Court, Jackson Lewis (April 2009) [Co-Author]
• Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact as a Basis for Recovery in Age Discrimination Cases, Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin 5.5 (May 2005) [Co-Author]
In the News
May 17, 2018
Lorman Education Services
Joseph Lynett and John Snyder Author House Bill Would Limit Drive-by Lawsuits by Amending Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act
Joseph Lynett and John Snyder author House Bill Would Limit Drive-by Lawsuits by Amending Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act, published by Lorman Education Services. Subscription may be required to view article
March 21, 2018
John Snyder Discusses Implications of March Madness Office Pools
John Snyder discusses implications of March Madness office pool fees and large individual betting sums in Some Employees Bet Hundreds on March Madness, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article
January 16, 2018
John Snyder Comments on HQ Trivia Activities in Workplace
John Snyder comments on employees playing the app-based trivia game HQ Trivia during work hours in HQ Trivia: The Latest in Potential Workplace Distractions, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article
March 21, 2019
Embrace the (March) Madness at Your Workplace
With the arrival of spring comes March Madness as the top Division I men’s and women’s college basketball programs compete for the national championship. Played out over three weeks, more than 130 teams will compete for the title in two tournaments. These games are widely available on television, by computer, phone, or tablet, and can...
October 29, 2018
Election Day is Coming - What are Your Obligations as an Employer?
With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance....
October 18, 2018
Workplace Violence: How to Evaluate the Risks and Reduce the Potential Hazards
Every year, nearly two million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. Sadly, the actual number of cases is likely much higher - many cases go unreported. According to the Department of Justice, on a daily basis, employers and employees nationwide deal with workplace assault, domestic violence, verbal abuse...
Staying Out of the Doghouse: Addressing Employee Service Animal Accommodation Requests
When November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.
Disability, Leave & Health Management
House Bill Would Limit Drive-by Lawsuits by Amending Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act
February 28, 2018
The House of Representatives has passed the “ADA Education and Reform Act” (HR 620) with an 85-percent vote in favor of passage (including 12 Democrats). Prior to filing a lawsuit under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the bill requires potential plaintiffs to provide businesses with both notice of architectural barri
By Joseph J. Lynett and John A. Snyder
Disability, Leave & Health Management
Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama Cop’s Win in Pregnancy and FMLA Case
December 20, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of a former Alabama police officer on her pregnancy and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. Hicks v. City of Tuscaloosa, Ala., No. 16-13003 (11th Cir. Sept. 7, 2017).
By John A. Snyder
Disability, Leave & Health Management
Documented Performance Issues and Inadequate Notice of Need for Leave Sink Employee’s FMLA Claims
July 11, 2017
Granting summary judgment to an employer on Family and Medical Leave Act claims asserted by a former employee, an Illinois district court held that: (1) the employee had failed to demonstrate his firing had any causal relationship to his prior FMLA leave (or any potential future need for FMLA leave); and (2) the employer’s initial...
By John A. Snyde