Jay Patton is a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Ogletree Deakins and a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance Practice Group, whose experienced attorneys counsel and defend federal contractors and subcontractors throughout the United States on jurisdictional, compliance, and enforcement issues involving the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Jay focuses his practice on assisting federal contractors and subcontractors to comply with legally-mandated employment and reporting obligations, as well as defending compliance reviews and enforcement proceedings brought by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). Some of the issues that Jay provides assistance and advice on include:
- Affirmative Action Planning
- EEO-1 and VETS-4212 Reports
- Evaluations of adverse impact and statistical disparity issues
- Responses to audit requests and findings
- Preventative measure for continued compliance
In addition to focusing on affirmative action compliance, Jay has spent more than twenty years advising companies on a variety of workplace issues including preparing and enforcing non-competition agreements, dealing with complex employee leave issues, defending employment discrimination lawsuits, and providing advice on difficult workplace issues. Jay has written extensively on Alabama’s newly amended restrictive covenant law and has enforced and defended restrictive covenant cases in state and federal courts. Jay graduated from West Point in 1987, served in the U.S. Army in Germany, and worked in industrial sales before attending law school.