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Christian P. Jones

Partner

Christian is a partner in the firm’s business department, focusing his practice on labor and employment law. He represents both private and public sector employers in a variety of labor and employment proceedings and matters, including: employment discrimination actions before state and federal agencies and courts; unfair/improper labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the NYS Public Employment Relations Board (PERB); labor arbitrations; unemployment insurance proceedings before the NYS Department of Labor; superintendent’s hearings; employment contracts; restrictive covenants; wage and hour issues; WARN issues; union organizing; collective bargaining; state and federal drug testing regulations; and workplace policies. Chris is also a member of the firm’s immigration law practice group where he has experience in counseling employers on I-9 paperwork violations, I-9 verification and compliance, US DOL wage and hour division investigations, and analyzing the application of sanctions involving employer violations under IRCA and the Immigration and Nationality Act. In his spare time, Chris enjoys golfing, attending Syracuse University athletic events, reading, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Current:

  • Participates in the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyer Project
  • Frequently speaks at seminars for employers and supervisors concerning all aspects of the employment relationship, including sexual harassment, hiring and discharge practices, wage and hour law issues, the Family Medical Leave Act, and employment discrimination
  • Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Cornell University, major in Human Service Studies
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Juris Doctorate
  • New York Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Onondaga County Bar Associations (Labor and Employment Law Section)

News

USDOL ISSUES CLARIFYING GUIDANCE REGARDING SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTION UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The USDOL has issued guidance clarifying when the small business exemption applies to exclude a small business from the leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCCRA), including both the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). By way of reminder, the EPSL provides for…

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has been providing updated guidance for workers and employers explaining paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Of particular assistance is a Q&A addressing many critical FFCRA issues, including the scope of small business exemptions, the circumstances under which leave…

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NEW YORK PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PAID SICK LEAVE AND OTHER BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES UNDER COVID-19 QUARANTINE ORDER

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law a statewide Coronavirus response bill that immediately provides for additional paid sick leave, unpaid leave, as well as an expansion of the state’s paid family leave and disability benefits, to certain employees who are “subject to mandatory or precautionary orders of quarantine or isolation” related to COVID-19…

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USDOL ISSUES CLARIFYING GUIDANCE REGARDING SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTION UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The USDOL has issued guidance clarifying when the small business exemption applies to exclude a small business from the leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCCRA), including both the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). By way of reminder, the EPSL provides for…

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has been providing updated guidance for workers and employers explaining paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Of particular assistance is a Q&A addressing many critical FFCRA issues, including the scope of small business exemptions, the circumstances under which leave…

Read more

NEW YORK PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PAID SICK LEAVE AND OTHER BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES UNDER COVID-19 QUARANTINE ORDER

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law a statewide Coronavirus response bill that immediately provides for additional paid sick leave, unpaid leave, as well as an expansion of the state’s paid family leave and disability benefits, to certain employees who are “subject to mandatory or precautionary orders of quarantine or isolation” related to COVID-19…

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