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

WLJ’s L & E team members have been involved in a wide range of complex litigation arising under the wage and hour laws and understand the key legal issues that arise in these cases.

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In labor & employment litigation in Little Rock by 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

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WLJ labor & employment attorneys ranked by Chambers USA.

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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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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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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), managing medical and potentially recreational 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 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.

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Wage and hour claims are increasingly a significant risk for employers. Our lawyers take a practical approach to wage and hour issues that focuses on our clients’ business needs and compliance with state and federal law. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating wage and hour claims.  We have defended clients in governmental agency investigations, individual claims, and numerous class and collective actions.  We also have experience with alternative dispute mechanisms used before and during litigation.

Additionally, our attorneys provide training and advise clients on a variety of day-to-day matters to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws, including developing policies and procedures, conducting internal wage and hour audits, and reviewing classification of employees and independent contractors.

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