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Michael D. Jones



Michael Jones 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, and gender discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliation; whistleblower; and employee benefits (ERISA) cases.  Mike has defended various employment-related and breach-of-contract claims in federal and state courts, the NLRB, labor arbitration, and before administrative agencies.  Mike also has extensive experience litigating claims in mandatory employment arbitration tribunals under the Federal Arbitration Act.

Along with his litigation work, Mike 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.

Mike counsels both public and private sector 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.

Mike is experienced in conducting employment investigations and 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.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained Rule 12 dismissal of a putative nationwide wage and hour class action against a Fortune 50 employer.
  • Obtained dismissal of wage and hour class action based on individual arbitration agreements.
  • Successfully enforced mandatory arbitration agreements in Federal Circuit and District Courts and State Trial Courts.
  • Obtained defense verdicts for a nationwide hospital system in age, race, wage and hour, national origin and FMLA cases.
  • Negotiated several multi-million dollar executive compensation packages.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a whistleblower case for a healthcare institution.
  • Obtained multiple mass picketing injunctions on behalf of a nationwide telecommunications provider.

Community Involvement

  • Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Amnesty International
  • Camden Legal Services
  • Philadelphia VIP
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, appointed Hearing Examiner

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