Jeff S. Mayes represents management in matters relating to race, sex, age, religion and disability discrimination and harassment in state and federal courts, as well as in litigation involving employee leave, wrongful termination and employment-related torts. Jeff also regularly litigates wage and hour, non-competition and trade secret matters. Jeff has represented employers in courts across the country, as well as before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, Department of Labor, OSHA and the National Labor Relations Board. He has tried several cases to verdict, as well as successfully defended employers in binding arbitration, had claims against them involuntarily dismissed before trial, or achieved favorable resolution through mediation.
While Jeff’s practice focuses on employment litigation, he also regularly advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law with an intent to avoid litigation. Topics that he regularly provides consultation to employers on include employee leave and disability issues, wage and hour compliance, discipline and termination decisions, hiring and selection procedures and practices, handbooks and policies, and union avoidance. Jeff also provides training to clients and industry groups on labor and employment matters to assist them in complying with the myriad employment laws and stay out of the courtroom.