education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2002), with honors
  • Colby College (B.A., 1997)

bar admissions

  • Connecticut

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Jonathan Sterling

Jonathan Sterling

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Jonathan Sterling handles employment law, concentrating on the defense of organizations, municipalities and individuals against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Mr. Sterling has obtained numerous dismissals of administrative complaints from the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), and has defended employers in CHRO administrative fact-finding conferences. Mr. Sterling has drafted and argued dispositive motions before state and federal courts. He has also defended employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in cases involving FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, freedom of expression, worker's compensation retaliation and common law claims.

He has performed extensive consulting and compliance work for employers, including reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and arbitration agreements. His compliance work has been wide-ranging; from WARN Act compliance to wage and hour issues. Mr. Sterling also conducts sexual harassment training for employers.

His significant business litigation experience includes disputes related to intellectual property. Mr. Sterling also advises clients regarding development of technology usage policies, such as for social media, email and Internet, that are tailored to the client's business environment.

Mr. Sterling belongs to the Employers Counsel Network and is a frequent contributor to the Connecticut Employment Law Letter and 50 Employment Laws in 50 States.