Areas of Practice include:
Labor & Employment
International & Immigration
Latest Blog Posts
11/23/2016 — Federal Court Blocks Implementation of New Overtime Rules
05/23/2016 — U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on FLSA Overtime Regulations
04/11/2016 — Governor Cuomo Signs $15 Minimum Wage Plan and 12 Week Paid Family Leave Policy into Law
Christian P. Jones 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
Chris 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.
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.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Cornell
University, where he completed a major in Human Service Studies in 1992.
He then went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania Law School,
where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1995. Chris was admitted
to the New York Bar in 1996, and is also admitted to practice in the United
States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York,
and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Chris is a member of the Onondaga County and New York State Bar Associations
(Labor and Employment Law Section). He also participates in the Onondaga
County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer Project.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys golfing, attending Syracuse University
athletic events, reading, and spending time with his wife and daughters.