Jedd Mendelson focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in labor and employment matters, including:

  • Traditional labor relations
  • Union avoidance
  • Collective bargaining
  • Restrictive covenant, non-competition and trade secret cases
  • Employment discrimination
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful discharge lawsuits

He has also handled labor relations lawsuits involving applications for restraining orders and injunctive relief. Jedd has appeared before the National Labor Relations Board, federal and state courts, and arbitrators and has tried a number of cases to juries. He has defended discrimination charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and the New York State Division of Civil Rights. He has specific experience with claims arising under:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Labor Management Relations Act

Jedd's practice also includes employment counseling and diversity training, as well as advising companies with respect to work force strategy issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions, and other business ventures. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker before trade and human resource groups.  Most frequently, Jedd works with clients such as manufacturers, distributors, hotels and restaurants.

He has first-chaired numerous jury trials, with successful outcomes in:

  • A double plaintiff sexual harassment case
  • A case alleging that a union violated a strike injunction
  • A wrongful discharge and age discrimination case that was affirmed on appeal
  • A wrongful discharge case involving religious discrimination and harassment

He also obtained a favorable settlement for a client in a case involving retaliation, whistleblowing and disability and workers' compensation claims in which the court vacated an adverse jury verdict on the grounds of fraud and perjury.

In bench trials, Jedd has secured injunctions on behalf of his clients in matters involving picketing and he prevailed in a case involving back contributions for employees who fell within a coverage provision of the collective bargaining agreement, but had disclaimed coverage. Additionally, he has been involved with numerous restrictive covenant cases, representing both plaintiffs seeking enforcement and defendants attempting to block enforcement, in which preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders were granted or denied in favor of his clients.

Among his other successes, Jedd secured summary judgments and dismissals in:

  • An FLSA claim that was affirmed on appeal
  • Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and ERISA
  • Cases involving racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation discrimination
  • A class action brought under the FLSA
  • A claim of breach of implied employment contract
  • A case involving intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent surveillance and detainment and breach of contract


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  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Foro di appartenenza

New Jersey
New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan