Overview

A go-to resource in complex employment matters, Jonathan A. Beckerman leverages his legal experience and deep subject matter knowledge to achieve successful results on behalf of management-side clients. His proactive counsel helps employers identify and mitigate workforce risks, particularly for companies in the hospitality, retail, construction, manufacturing and health/wellness sectors.

Jonathan is a tenacious federal and state court litigator known for his thorough understanding of intricate employment issues, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Workplace harassment
  • Public accommodation
  • Employee leave
  • Whistleblowing

He also regularly interacts with state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), defending his client’s interests at every stage of the complaint/charge process – from investigations and negotiations to fact-finding conferences and administrative hearings. 

Jonathan is involved in the firm’s award-winning platform Littler CaseSmart®, an innovative case management system for handling litigation and EEOC charges. In his capacity as supervisory attorney, he manages single-plaintiff litigation asserted in Florida for a major client and all wage and hour administrative claims asserted nationwide.

Additionally, he has accomplished the following for his clients:

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national retail client and persuaded the Court to apply the “actual violation” standard in a lawsuit asserting claims under the Florida Whistleblower Act
  • Achieved favorable results for a well-known luxury resort property that was sued by 50 staffing employees over alleged wage and hour violations
  • Litigated to successful conclusion novel associational discrimination claim brought by EEOC against national retail client
  • Counseled several national employers with thousands of workers in an audit of their human resource function and developed/implemented new practices to ensure compliance with ever-changing employment laws in multiple jurisdictions

In law school, he was technical editor for the Nova Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

With distinctive parallels to his law practice, Jonathan hones his techniques studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which he has pursued for more than a decade. The ability to adapt and alter tactics against opponents carries over advantageously to legal strategy as he evaluates and modifies defensive maneuvers against plaintiffs. He approaches labor and employment challenges not only with an extensive legal background but a keen awareness that each situation necessitates an individualized approach. 

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2018-2019

Speaking Engagements

2017 Florida Employer Conference

Miami, FL

October 17, 2017

Corrective Action, Discipline, Termination

Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management, Supervisor Toolkit 2016, Miami, FL

November 3, 2016

The New Protected Class? What You Should Know About New Protections for LGBT Workers and Accommodations for Transgender Employees

Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management, Legal Update 2016, Miami, FL

September 29, 2016

Preparing for Change: DOL’s Final Rule on Overtime

BONES Society of Florida, Florida Association of Orthopedic Administrators, Manalapan, FL

September 17, 2016

Five Key HR Issues for 2016 – From Reacting to Whistleblowing Allegations to Dealing with FMLA Abuse

2016 HR Florida Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL

August 29, 2016

Preparing for Pandemics and Violence in the Workplace

6th Annual South Florida’s Premier Labor & Employment Law Conference, Miami, FL

August 19, 2016
Avoiding the Red Flags: Independent Contractors, Joint Employers and Other Significant Developments in Employment Law

Miami, FL

April 13, 2016

The Unintended Employment Relationship: Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

Florida Messenger Association Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL

January 30, 2016
DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Miami, FL

July 31, 2015
Navigating the New Digital Workplace

Miami, FL

May 21, 2015

Creatively Yours: Gaining the Edge and Embracing the Future of Diversity & Inclusion

Association of Legal Administrators, South Florida Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 20, 2015
Social Media and Your Company: Dos, Don'ts, and OMGs!

Miami, FL

February 25, 2014
Hot Topics: Current Employment and Labor Laws Affecting Employers Right Now, and Miami Open House

Miami, FL

October 17, 2013

The Toxic Employee

2013 State Conference & Expo - HR Florida State Council, Orlando, FL

August 20, 2013

A Supervisor’s Guide To Promoting Diversity And Preventing Unlawful Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliation

Monthly Miami-Dade Luncheon - Association of Legal Administrators, South Florida Chapter, Miami, FL

August 14, 2013

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2002cum laude
  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1999

Bar Admission

Florida
Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas