A. Jack Finklea
Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

A. Jack Finklea counsels clients and litigates disputes concerning labor and employment matters. He is also a member of the Firm’s appellate practice team. His work regarding labor matters includes:

  1. Compliance with the National Labor Relations Act
  2. Reactions to picketing and organizational activity
  3. Defense of unfair labor practice charges and union avoidance techniques
  4. Assisting motor carriers through driver whistleblower (STAA) investigations and administrative hearings with OSHA

Regarding employment matters, he drafts handbooks and policies, defends discrimination charges and lawsuits, and assists employers in wage and hour issues, including government audits. Finklea regularly advises employers on OSHA regulations applicable to their operations and provides counsel during any OSHA investigation or enforcement activity, including defending OSHA citations.

His litigation practice centers on complex class action and collective action lawsuits involving, among other things, attempted reclassification of independent contractors and overtime claims. Finklea also practices in the appellate arena by spotting and developing issues for treatment by state and federal appellate courts.