Jeff is the practice leader for SKO’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits group. He has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts, representing businesses, government agencies and non-profit employers in labor and employment matters. Clients rely on Jeff as a responsive, down-to-earth and trusted advisor. Jeff regularly counsels employers on difficult workplace issues and is a sought-after speaker on employment law.
Employment issues require an understanding of technical legal knowledge, workplace culture and human nature. When working with clients in these areas, my goal is to find the best solution for them whether it’s in response to a difficult internal situation, a government investigation or litigation.
I work with clients in many industries, but have particular experience with manufacturing, transportation, higher education, finance and religious/charitable entities.
While I enjoy helping clients with a full range of legal and “non-legal” employment issues, I have particular experience addressing claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour law issues, FMLA/ADA leave and reasonable accommodation questions, and matters related to non-competition agreements.
Virtually all of our labor and employment laws were written for an industrial society that, for the most part, no longer exists. In many ways, these laws are a poor fit for a rapidly changing, fully connected economy. Labor and employment lawyers must stay abreast of how policymakers are grappling with these momentous changes, and be prepared to help their clients navigate the “brave new world” that lies ahead.