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Jonathan D. Rosenfeld

Partner

Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group

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Jonathan (Jon) Rosenfeld is a partner and the chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and a member of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group. Mr. Rosenfeld has extensive experience in the practice of labor and employment law.

Practice

Representing various employers, Mr. Rosenfeld has litigated cases involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, unfair competition and breach of non-competition agreements, employee benefit claims under ERISA and other matters in state and federal courts. He also has represented clients before numerous state and federal administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board; the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries; the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He has also represented clients in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Rosenfeld counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment issues, including compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations; hiring, firing, reductions in force; employment practices and policies; structuring the workforce (including the use of independent contractors and leased, part-time and temporary employees); and the labor and employment implications of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rosenfeld has acted as labor and employment counsel to clients in the following industries: financial services, computer, Internet, telecommunications and other high technology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, motion pictures, theater and entertainment, professional basketball, transportation, warehouse and distribution, manufacturing (including printing, paper, lumber, machinery, rubber and toys), retail (including major department stores), wholesale foods, newspaper publishing, research, education and museums, winery, hospitality, bottling, accounting, insurance, business consulting, construction and healthcare. Learn more about Mr. Rosenfeld's practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Mr. Rosenfeld is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state of Connecticut and the state of California. He also is admitted to practice before the federal courts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Northern District of California, and the US Courts of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits.

Honors & Awards

  •  Recognized as a leader in the area of labor and employment in the 2006-2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in the 2007-2017 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News

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May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

January 5, 2017

Recent Legal Developments Require Immediate Changes to Employee Agreements

Significant legal developments likely necessitate changes to your company's form of confidentiality agreement and severance agreement. We have summarized the key developments of which you should be aware, as well as the types of changes that you should consider implementing in your form agreements to ensure compliance with such developments.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

March 31, 2016

Amended California FEHA Regulations Take Effect on April 1 and Impose New Requirements on Employers

On April 1, 2016, amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations, dealing with the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, go into effect.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

February 9, 2015

1st Circuit denies 'cat's paw' retaliation claim

An article featuring Jonathan Rosenfeld, published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on February 9, 2015.

June 17, 2014

WEX to Acquire Evolution1, a Leader in Cloud-Based Technology and Payment Solutions in the Healthcare Industry

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, and Evolution1, a leader in cloud-based technology and payment solutions in the healthcare industry, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for WEX to acquire Evolution1 for $532.5 million in cash.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

January 18, 2013

Recent Massachusetts Case Allows Employers to Obtain Release for Wage Act Claims

September 21, 2012

New Hampshire Enacts New Law That Could Invalidate Non-Competition and Other Restrictive Covenants

Professional Activities

Mr. Rosenfeld lectures frequently and counsels clients on workplace issues and dealing effectively with employees. He is the partner-in-charge of client training and is the co-developer of the revolutionary training program, "Managing and Retaining Employees Through Effective Communication: A Legal-Psychological Perspective."

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Education

JD, Boston University School of Law, 1986

AB, cum laude, Brandeis University, 1983

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

California

Connecticut

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