Eckert Seamans welcomes Michael D. Jones to Philadelphia office

Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome member Michael D. Jones to its Philadelphia office and Litigation Division. He practices exclusively in the field of labor and employment law. His 25 years of diverse experience includes litigating cases involving collective/class wage-and-hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws, race, age, disability, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, and employee benefits (ERISA) cases. Jones has defended various employment-related and breach-of-contract claims in federal and state courts, the NLRB, labor arbitration and before administrative agencies. Jones also has extensive experience litigating claims in mandatory employment arbitration tribunals under the Federal Arbitration Act.

Along with his litigation work, Jones provides clients with day-to-day counseling needs, as well as drafting and negotiating employment agreements, restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements, severance packages, other employment-related agreements and contracts, employee handbooks, and employer policies and procedures.

Jones counsels both public and private company clients in a myriad of industries and sectors, with deep industry experience in health care and long-term care, hospitality, financial services, telecommunications, waste management, nonprofits, life sciences, and the transportation/logistics sectors.

Jones is experienced in conducting management training on a variety of employment issues for corporations and government agencies, and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, internal and EEOC investigations, and workplace privacy.

He earned his LL.M. in trial advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2002, his J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992, his B.A. in political science and psychology at Duke University in 1989.