Jamie advocates for clients in labor, employment, employee benefits, wage and hour, and general business litigation matters. The proactive legal guidance Jamie provides clients on employee discipline and termination, hiring decisions, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage payment and leave of absence practices, HIPAA compliance, FMLA compliance, unemployment determinations, and handbook policy and procedure development, often helps them avoid litigation. Jamie is well-versed in workplace investigations, having handled a number of investigations addressing complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and has also managed audits of wage and hour practices.
When litigation is unavoidable, Jamie represents clients in defense of a broad range of employment law claims including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and various other violations of state and federal laws. She also regularly advocates for clients facing charges of discrimination pending before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state and local agencies. Jamie is adept at handling unemployment hearings as well and has represented clients in hearings before the Missouri Division of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.