Paul Siegel

Paul Siegel

Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP

Contact Info

Jackson Lewis LLP
58 South Service Road, Suite 250
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 247-0404
Fax (631) 247-0417


Paul Siegel writes on employment practices for

An employment law and litigation partner of Jackson Lewis LLP, Mr. Siegel has represented management in employment discrimination, affirmative action, and labor matters since 1976. Mr. Siegel regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage-hour, and labor law matters. In April 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Siegel was selected as one of Long Island's 10 top employment lawyers in a 2003-2004 survey of his peers. He frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today's challenging legal environment. He has been a guest on national and local television and radio and has presented seminars and written articles concerning affirmative action, discrimination, and labor law matters across the country.

In the insurance industry, Mr. Siegel is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has been a featured speaker at PLUS, NAPSLO, PIA, PIWA, and RIMS conferences. He has lectured about employment issues to meetings of the New York and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 1998 Conference of Justices of the Courts of the State of New York, and many other industry and related groups.

Mr. Siegel graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973 and received his JD degree with honors from Emory University School of Law in 1976.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
May 2012 States Move Swiftly To Protect Employees' Social Media Rights
Feb 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Provides Clarity to "Ministerial Exception," Finds That Exception Bars Ministers' Discrimination Claims
Nov 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Holds Oral Complaint Sufficient To Trigger FLSA's Retaliation Provision
Aug 2011 Supreme Court Reverses Certification of Nationwide Class of 1.5 Million Female Workers
Jul 2011 Federal Appeals Court Rejects Narrowing Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Cases
May 2011 Supreme Court Rules California's Prohibition of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Preempted by Federal Law
Mar 2011 Supreme Court Broadens Title VII Associational Retaliation Claims
Aug 2010 Supreme Court: Public Employer Search Not Unreasonable under Fourth Amendment
May 2010 Second Circuit Applies New Supreme Court Standard for Retaliation Claims
Feb 2010 Ninth Circuit Rejects EEOC Guidance: No Compensatory/Punitive Damages for ADA Retaliation Claims
Aug 2009 New EEOC Guidance on Waivers of Discrimination Claims
Apr 2009 Do Employee Layoffs Equal Litigation?
Feb 2009 Should Employers "Google" Applicants?
Dec 2008 Eleventh Circuit Court Requires Comparables "Similarly Situated in All Respects"
Sep 2008 Recent Employee-Friendly Court Decisions
Aug 2008 Downsizing Risk Management: RFOA as an Affirmative Defense
May 2008 "Associational" Discrimination Claims a Growing Concern for Employers
Feb 2008 New York Steps Up Employment Compliance Oversight
Dec 2007 Age Discrimination Legal Update
Aug 2007 States Expand Employee Protection to Families of Servicemen
Jun 2007 NY Court Refuses To Extend FLSA Enterprise Liability to Nonprofits
Mar 2007 Special Rules on Release Agreements for Workers Raise Questions and Create Litigation Risks
Feb 2007 How Companies Are Bracing for EEOC Class Action Initiative Goals
Nov 2006 Responding to an Unauthorized Breach of Electronic Personal Information
Oct 2006 Complying with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: A Challenging Task
Sep 2006 "Simple Logic" Precludes Ambiguity in Offer Letter's at-Will Clause
Jul 2006 Supreme Court Loosens Standard in Retaliation Lawsuits
Jun 2006 2005 Workplace Survey Shows Decrease in Lawsuits
Mar 2006 Wage-Hour Update: Class Actions on the Rise
Dec 2005 Taylor v. Progress Energy
Jun 2005 The Changing Definition of Protected Concerted Activity
Apr 2005 Supreme Court Allows Age Discrimination Claims Based on Disparate Impact
Dec 2004 An Imperative for Employers Everywhere: California Enacts Sexual Harassment Training Statute
Aug 2004 Visa Revalidation Process Terminated by the Department of State
May 2004 New Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Proposed
Apr 2004 Time To Reevaluate Employee Bonus and Incentive Plans?
Mar 2004 Department of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations on COBRA Notices
Dec 2003 Supreme Court To Decide Lawfulness of Rehire Restrictions for Drug Users and Age-Based Cutoff of Retiree Health Benefits
Aug 2003 ADA Requires Best Available Medical Information in Making Individualized “Direct Threat” Determination
Jun 2003 Labor Department Proposes Changes to 50-year-old Wage and Hour Rules on Exempt Employee Status
Feb 2003 The Dangers of "Post-Injury" Drug and Alcohol Testing
Jan 2003 New York Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gays and Lesbians
Nov 2002 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Expanded Whistleblower Protection
Oct 2002 Managing RIFs during Tough Economic Times
May 2002 Supreme Court Holds ADA Doesn't Require Employer To Violate Its Seniority Policy
Feb 2002 Supreme Court Clarifies EEOC's Role in Arbitration Disputes
Jan 2002 Failure To Train about Age Discrimination Results in Employer Liability
Dec 2001 Military Leave Rights: Obligations for Employers
Jun 2001 Circuit City, Inc. v Adams
Jan 2001 The New OSHA Ergonomics Program Standard
Dec 2000 Top 10 Best Employment Practices for the New
Aug 2000 Nonunion Employees Gain Right to Representation during Investigatory Interviews
Jul 2000 Supreme Court Lowers the Bar in Proving Discrimination
Mar 2000 Leave and Reassignment under the ADA