Perspectiva General

Jason R. Stanevich concentrates his practice in representing employers in the area of traditional labor law. Jason has extensive experience representing employers in union-related matters including:

  • Union avoidance, vulnerability audits, and supervisor training
  • Pre- and post-petition organizing campaigns
  • Decertification elections
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Unfair labor practice litigation
  • Grievance and interest arbitration proceedings
  • Issues of Section 7 activity under the National Labor Relations Act in union and non-union workplaces

A significant portion of Jason's practice involves the representation of employers throughout the U.S. in all stages of pre- and post-petition organizing campaigns. In recent years, he has worked with several regional and national companies to develop union-free communication strategies and ensure legal compliance during condensed campaigns under the National Labor Relations Board's "quickie election" rules.

Jason has represented employers in the following industries:

  • Health care
  • Trucking
  • Food and retail distribution
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Higher education
  • Government contracting
  • Public sector

Jason also routinely counsels human resource professionals on the administration of federal and state employment statutes such as:

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Harassment laws
  • Paid sick leave

He also advises clients in union and non-union settings regarding the drafting and implementation of employee handbooks and personnel policies.

Earlier in his career, Jason served as assistant general counsel to the Mayor's Office of Labor Relations for the City of New York. In that position, he represented the city and its police department in hundreds of labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings.


Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Connecticut Bar Association


New York State Bar Association


New Haven County Bar Association


Named, Top 10 Most Influential Labor & Employment Lawyers in Connecticut

Business Today


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA

2018-2019, 2020-2023

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations

Legal 500 United States


Named, Super Lawyer**


Super Lawyers

2013 and 2014

Named, Rising Star in Labor and Employment**


Super Lawyers


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News, Analysis & Press

To Employers’ Relief, Poster Rule Struck Down

Connecticut Law Tribune

May 27, 2013

Ruling Complicates Workplace Investigations

Connecticut Law Tribune

November 30, 2012

Sick Leave Will Require Judgment Calls

Connecticut Law Tribune

July 25, 2011

Op-Ed: Sick Leave Mandate: Poison Pill

Business New Haven

April 2010

Obese Employees See Expansion of Rights

GC New England


Defibrillator Law May Jump-Start Union Negotiations

Connecticut Law Tribune

Sept 7, 2009

What Employers Can Do to Confront the Flu

Connecticut Law Tribune

July 27, 2009

Changing the Formal Definition of a Supervisor

Connecticut Law Tribune

April 27, 2009

Speaking Engagements

2023 New England Regional Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 14, 2023

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

2022 New England Regional Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 15, 2022

Late Night with Littler: A Healthcare Industry Roundtable

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 4, 2022

2021 New England Virtual Employer Conference

November 9, 2021

Virtual Organizing, Mail-Ballot Elections, and Recent NLRB Decisions on Manual Elections: Trends and Best Practices Based on a (COVID) Year in Review

June 24, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine – Legal and Practical Implications

January 20, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine – Legal and Practical Implications

January 13, 2021

“Do I really have to let my employee say (or wear) that?”: Protected Speech in the Workplace and on Social Media in Connecticut

July 30, 2020

Labor Issues in the World of COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Are You Ready for Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, Expanded Sexual Harassment Training Obligations, and Other Employment-Related Legislation?

July 8, 2019

Are You Ready for Connecticut’s Expected Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Employment-Related Legislation?

April 18, 2019

The New National Labor Relations Board: Changes, Observations and Current Issues

New Haven, CT

April 12, 2018

The New National Labor Relations Board: Changes, Observations and Current Issues

New Haven, CT

April 11, 2018

NLRB Focus on Non-Union Workplaces

New Haven, CT

June 9, 2016

NLRB Focus on Non-Union Workplaces

New Haven, CT

May 10, 2016

2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015

Connecticut Legal Update: New Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Connecticut Employers

New Haven, CT

October 15, 2015

2013 Employment Law Update

New Haven, CT

April 25, 2013

Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know and Do by January 1, 2012

October 6, 2011

Paid Sick Leave: Application to Towns and Cities

Connecticut South Central Regional Council of Government

August 2011

Paid Sick Leave Law: Like It or Not It's Here Greater

New Haven Chamber of Commerce

June 2011

Drug and Alcohol Testing Training for Supervisors

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities


Employment Law Case Updates: Recent Decisions and What They Mean to Your Business

Association of Corporation Counsel, Connecticut Chapter

May 2010

Role of Ethics in State and Municipal Government

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

March 2009


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2003
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998

Admisión de la barra

New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York