Daveante Jones is a labor and employment attorney who represents employers and professionals in a variety of employment matters. His areas of practice include discrimination (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ACRA), minimum wage and overtime (FLSA, AMWA), employee leave (FMLA), employment contracts, severance agreements, covenants not to compete, and unemployment claims and investigations. He frequently speaks and writes on the emerging topic of surveillance in the workplace. His recent experience includes:
- Defending employers in class action and individual lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations;
- Defending employers in lawsuits and EEOC charges alleging discrimination, retaliation and constitutional claims;
- Lead investigator in internal investigations of complaints;
- Advising employers on practices and procedures, including drafting employment policies and employee handbooks;
- WLJ e-Discovery Solutions team member, handling review and production of electronically-stored information (ESI) in complex litigation;
- Educating start-ups on common labor and employment issues they may face as their workforce grows; and
- Providing guidance to employers on issues surrounding surveillance in the workplace.
Before joining the firm, he worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian S. Miller, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
If Jones looks familiar, it may be because you have seen him in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s recent marketing campaign and television commercials highlighting past scholarship recipients.
Jones earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2016 and receiving the M. Jeff Starling, Jr. Award, given annually by the University of Arkansas School of Law for excellence in labor & employment law. While in law school, Jones served as an Articles Editor for the Arkansas Law Review and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Advocates. His article, “Protecting Biometric Information in Arkansas,” 69 Ark. L. Rev. 117 (2016), was published in the Arkansas Law Review. He also worked in the University of Arkansas School of Law Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic representing clients seeking to enforce their rights in a variety of employment law matters.
Jones graduated from Ashdown High School. While earning his Political Science degree with a minor in Africana Studies as a member of the Southern Arkansas University Honors College, he received the University’s Mulerider Leadership Award and the History, Political Science, and Geography Department’s Outstanding Student Award.
- Board Member, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
- Board Member, Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board
- Member, Arkansas Bar Association
- Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
- Member, Defense Research Institute
- Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.