WLJ provides innovative and aggressive advocacy to represent our clients in class and collective actions.

We develop a sophisticated defense tailored to each case and each client’s individual needs.

1 top tier ranking

Band 1 designation of WLJ’s Labor & Employment team in Arkansas by Chambers USA

6 designations

“Lawyer of the Year” designations in labor & employment law practices in Little Rock by Best Lawyers© since 2010

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The proof is in our record of success in class and collective action litigation across a wide variety of industries.

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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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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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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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Wright Lindsey Jennings provides innovative, aggressive advocacy to defend our clients in class and collective action litigation under the various employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act. Our labor and employment attorneys have been involved in a wide range of complex litigation arising under both state and federal laws and understand the key legal issues that arise in these cases. We develop a sophisticated defense tailored to each case and each client’s individual needs.

Recognizing the extraordinary expense such cases pose for our clients, we work in conjunction with our paralegal and support staff to use the latest litigation support technology to reduce litigation costs and maximize efficiency, particularly in the often-difficult area of e-discovery.

We have a record of success in defeating class and collective actions, including cases in which our attorneys:

  • Defended a regional energy transmission company in wage and hour claims filed under the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act in state court. The court denied the plaintiff’s motion to certify a class, and the company eventually settled with the plaintiff on an individual basis.
  • Defended a regional mental health provider in wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act in federal court. The court denied the plaintiff’s motion to certify a collective action.
  • Defended a regional oil and gas company in wage and hour claims asserting both collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Arkansas Minimum Wage Act. The Court denied the plaintiffs’ motions for certification of a collective action, and ultimately the plaintiff non-suited his individual wage and hour claims.
  • Defended a state-wide restaurant chain in wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act in federal court. The Court granted summary judgment to the restaurant on the main claim related to an alleged illegal tip pool and denied the plaintiffs’ motion for certification of a collective action on the remaining side work wage and hour claims.

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