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, 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 collective action and single-plaintiff lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations;
- Defending employers in lawsuits and EEOC charges alleging discrimination, retaliation, and constitutional claims;
- Advising employers on practices and procedures, including drafting employment policies and handbooks and investigating internal complaints;
- WLJ e-Discovery Solutions team member, handling review and production of 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.
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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.
Jones was one of 30 management-side labor and employment associates competitively selected to participate in the National Employment Law Council Academy, an intensive skills-building program with highly accomplished employment trial lawyers and in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies.
He was recognized as one of Arkansas Business’ 2020 New Influentials: 20 in their 20s, an honor earned based on accomplishments, responsibilities, and those believed to be ahead of their time.
Jones is also involved in a number of organizations, including:
- Board Vice-President, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
- Board Member, Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board
- Member, Arkansas Bar Association
- Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
- Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.