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From sexual harassment to employee leave to social media, our team offers training on a wide variety of issues to help HR departments achieve best practices in the workplace.

6 designations

“Lawyer of the Year” designations in labor & employment law related areas by Best Lawyers since 2010.

7 attorneys

WLJ attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for their work in labor & employment law and related litigation.

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Our labor & employment team approaches every client relationship with transparency, and offers practical, proactive and efficient solutions to address your employment and HR needs.

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Attorney Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Michelle is committed to helping businesses navigate all issues that arise under employment laws, many of which can significantly impact a company’s reputation, culture and financial success. Her focus is on practical advice tailored to each client’s specific needs.

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Attorney Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Stuart is one of the most highly regarded employment attorneys in Arkansas, whose focus as of late has been on pandemic-related employment issues (including vaccine mandates), medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

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Regina Young

Regina A. Young

Partner

Little Rock, AR

When litigation arises, Regina first seeks to understand her clients’ goals, and then leverages her extensive experience in state and federal court to defend against wrongful discharge claims, state and federal claims of unlawful discrimination, and various employment-related actions.

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Attorney John D. Davis

John D. Davis

Partner

Little Rock, AR

John’s background as a construction project manager and business owner provides him with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by employers and human resource professionals. When he is not working with Mid-South employers, John spends time with his wife and together they enjoy their two young grandchildren and tending to a pecan orchard on a family farm.

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Jane A. Kim

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jane A. Kim, a Chicago-area native, has been practicing in the employment law field since 2007, when she moved to Little Rock to start her legal career at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

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Daveante Jones

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Daveante’s focus as of late has been assisting employers with non-competition and confidentiality issues, including counseling on and drafting employment agreements, litigating issues arising from such agreements, and presenting and writing on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on employee retention and the need for effective confidentiality and non-competition agreements.

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Attorney Shelby N. Howlett

Shelby N. Howlett

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Prior to going to law school and clerking for a federal district judge here in Arkansas, Shelby obtained her Master’s Degree in Education and taught in the special education field.

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Public and private employers alike have a variety of laws to follow covering civil rights and employment. With the extensive know-how of the labor and employment attorneys and the breadth of their practices, Wright Lindsey Jennings is uniquely qualified to defend clients facing government investigations, including those by the EEOC, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour and OSHA Divisions, and the Department of Education.

Our labor and employment attorneys place a premium on preventing employee claims in the first place and frequently advise clients on a variety of employment issues, including harassment investigations and leave issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. We also offer training to managers and employees in order to educate clients on the various employment laws and ensure that best practices are being followed.

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