Jason R. Stanevich advises and represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment law matters with an intense focus on traditional labor law. His extensive labor experience in the public and private sector provides him with invaluable perspective in representing clients, which include both private and publicly traded companies, from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. As a core member of Littler’s Labor Practice Group, Jason helps steer firm strategy in this area, bolstered by his wealth of experience and depth of knowledge.

Jason works as a trusted advisor to clients with a wide range of issues related to labor management relations, including:

  • The National Labor Relations Act, The Labor Management Relations Act and related federal court proceedings, including injunction matters
  • Collective bargaining and contract management including labor arbitrations and contingency planning
  • Labor relations assessments, strategies, and compliance

As part of his practice, Jason regularly assists global companies in developing labor relations strategies and human resource policies. He provides guidance to employers who wish to remain union-free as well as to those who need advice on how to best manage their union-represented workforce. Jason also counsels employers on complex labor and employment issues that arise in the context of corporate transactions.

He advises clients in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, energy, government contracting, transportation, higher education, manufacturing, retail, and real estate. In addition, Jason regularly litigates unfair labor practice charges and pre- and post-election litigation matters. He applies his extensive experience in labor arbitration matters while counseling employers on strategic considerations related to collective bargaining and labor relations and serving as principal spokesperson for management in labor contract negotiations. Jason has litigated nearly two dozen trials before the NLRB and has negotiated well over 100 collective bargaining agreements across a wide range of industries.

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


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, 2020-2024

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


** 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


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

Bar Admission

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