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Jonathan Sterling

Jonathan Sterling

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Overview

Jonathan Sterling handles employment law, concentrating on the defense of organizations, municipalities and individuals against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Jonathan 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. Jonathan 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. Jonathan also conducts sexual harassment training for employers.

His significant business litigation experience includes disputes related to intellectual property. Jonathan 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.

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

Experience

  • Defusco v. Town of West Hartford, 2016 WL 1225496 (D.Conn. Mar. 28, 2016).
  • Skinner v. Martin, 2015 WL 2261571 (Conn.Super. Apr. 22, 2015).
  • Fasoli v. City of Stamford, 64 F.Supp.2d 285 (D.Conn. 2014).
  • McMahon v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies, 553 Fed.Appx. 85, 2014 WL 350035, 21 Wage & Hour Cas.2d (2d Cir. Feb. 3, 2014).
  • Vega v. Sacred Heart University, 2013 WL 2420329 (D.Conn., June 3, 2013).
  • Connecticut Com'r of Labor v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies, 2013 WL 836633 (D.Conn., Mar. 6, 2013).
  • Walsh v. Lebanon Bd. of Educ., 2013 WL 425092 (D.Conn., Feb. 4, 2013).
  • Leichter v. Lebanon Bd. of Educ., 917 F.Supp.2d 177 (D.Conn. 2013).
  • Connecticut Com'r of Labor v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies, 2012 WL 3443003 (D.Conn. 2012).
  • Connecticut v. Chubb Group of Ins. Cos., 2012 WL 1110488 (D.Conn. 2012).
  • Konspore v. Friends of Animals, Inc., 2012 WL 965527 (D.Conn. 2012).
  • Fitzgerald v. Chubb & Son Inc., 2011 WL 2470701 (D.Conn. 2011).
  • Vega v. Sacred Heart University, Inc., 2011 WL 2971782 (D.Conn. 2011).
  • Worthington v. Carris Reels of Connecticut, Inc., 2011 WL 3939005 (D.Conn. 2011).
  • Konspore v. Friends of Animals, Inc., 2010 WL 3023820 (D. Conn. 2010).
  • Tehan v. Sacred Heart Univ., 2010 WL 2836697 (2d Cir. 2010).
  • Richardson v. Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, 532 F.3d 114 (2d Cir. 2008).
  • Sebold v. Middletown, 2007 WL 2782527 (D.Conn. 2007).
  • Brooks v. Sweeney, 2007 WL 1976089 (Conn.Super. 2007).
  • Goldfarb v. Town of West Hartford, 474 F. Supp. 2d 356 (D.Conn. 2007).
  • Santoro v. Town of Hamden, 2006 WL 2536595 (Conn.Super. 2006).
  • Rivera v. Men's Wearhouse, Inc., 2006 WL 1801705 (D.Conn. 2006).
  • Deguzman v. Kramer, 2005 WL 2030447 (D.Conn. 2005).
  • Strohmeyer v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2005 WL 3963770 (D.Conn. 2005).
  • Strohmeyer v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 365 F. Supp. 2d 258 (D.Conn. 2005).
  • Russ v. Watertown, 2005 WL 734344 (D.Conn. 2005).
  • McEwan v. Town of New Canaan, 2004 WL 1897116 (D.Conn. 2004).
  • Jenkins v. Area Co-op Educ. Services, 2004 WL 413267 (D.Conn. 2004).

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Master Class," Hartford, CT (April 20, 2016)
  • "Exempt vs. Non-Exempt and Independent Contractors: How to Correctly Classify Employees and Avoid Costly Mistakes," BLR Webinar (March 5, 2015)
  • "How to Avoid Emerging Wage & Hour Risks: Exempt or Non-Exempt, Contractor Liability & Minimum Wage Hikes," BLR Webinar (June 10, 2014)
  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training,” West Hartford, CT (Feb. 19, 26, 2014)
  • “Perfecting Your PTO Policy: Know Your Obligations When Administering Leave,” Webinar (December 16, 2013)
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Master Class," Hartford, CT (June 11, 2013)
  • “Wage and Hour Bootcamp,” Webinar (October 10, 2012)
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Master Class," Hartford, CT (June 20, 2012)
  • "LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Redux," Hartford County Bar Association (May 12, 2010)
  • "Top Ten Employment Issues In 2008," Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (January 23, 2008)
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Master Class," Middletown, CT (September 19, 2007)
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Master Class," Cromwell, CT (May 8, 2007)
  • "Crisis Management," 2006 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, Chicago (October 5, 2006)
  • "Problem Employees & the Law," Sterling Education Services, East Hartford, CT (February 15, 2004)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2002)
  • Colby College (B.A., 1997)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Disclaimer

The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.