Jay M. Rector - Foulston Siefkin LLP

Jay M. Rector

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 316-291-9722

Mr. Rector is the practice group leader for the firm’s labor and employment law litigation team. Throughout his 20+ years with Foulston Siefkin Mr. Rector has represented clients in a wide variety of employment, labor and ERISA benefit matters. He has a broad base of experience in labor-management relations including union organizational attempts and work stoppages. He has served as chief negotiator for numerous private and public sector collective bargaining agreements and lead attorney on a number of union certification and decertification efforts. In addition, Mr. Rector has extensive experience in advising employers in specialized and general employment and benefit matters and in representing employers in labor arbitrations, OSHA investigations, wage and hour disputes and state and federal claims under the ADA, the ADEA, Title VII, the FLSA, the FMLA, and their state law counterparts. Mr. Rector enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list, The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA as a leading employment law lawyer in the United States. In 2014 he was named the Wichita Labor Law-Management Lawyer of the Year and in 2013, he was named the Wichita Litigation – Labor & Employment Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Rector is a frequent teacher and speaker at seminars as well as the author of numerous published articles on the subjects of employment and benefits law.

Iowa State UniversityBS 1981The University of IowaJ.D. 1989
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law SectionKansas Bar Association Employment Law SectionWichita Bar Association Law Practice MagazineBig Brothers and Big Sisters of KansasYMCA of Wichita

Client Comments

"Jay is one of the best attorneys I have worked with. He is knowledgeable, has high integrity, a great sense of humor, and is always working hard to get the best result for you."

"Jay is a highly skilled professional and we have relied upon him almost exclusively for guidance in developing and administering the complex requirements of today's employment law as they relate to our employees and company. Jay has successfully represented our company over the last 15 to 16 years with respect to various suits or false claims of employment misconduct. I consider Jay to be one of the most skilled and professional attorneys I have had the privilege to work with during my tenure at Murphy Tractor."

-Rodney Young
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc.

Office Location

1551 N Waterfront Parkway, #100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Wichita Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Wichita Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Wichita Metro Area
Jay M. Rector has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jay M. Rector has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Jay M. Rector has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male