Overview

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.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Connecticut Bar Association

Member

New York State Bar Association

Member

New Haven County Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Super Lawyer**

Connecticut

Super Lawyers

2013 and 2014

Named, Rising Star in Labor and Employment**

Connecticut

Super Lawyers

2012

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations

Legal 500 United States

2016

** For information about the standards for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.

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

2010

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

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

New Haven, CT

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

2008-2010

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Connecticut
New York

Courts

  • 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