Jesse focuses on single-plaintiff litigation, class and collective matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state wage and hour laws, and labor relations pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). He has cost-effectively obtained successful judgments, decisions, and resolutions for his clients in a wide array of forums, including federal and state courts, arbitration proceedings, and administrative hearings before the Equal Rights Division. Jesse also represents indigent parties in federal jury trials through the Eastern District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Program.
Jesse represents clients in matters related to labor relations. His experience includes serving as chief negotiator in collective bargaining agreement negotiations, supporting clients negotiating collective bargaining agreement terms, and managing and counseling clients through organizing and decertification petition campaigns. He has represented clients with established agreements in arbitration proceedings to resolve contract disputes. Jesse also defends clients against unfair labor practice charges, including in union and non-union settings.
Jesse is an experienced speaker and a recognized voice for labor and employment law. He regularly presents in-house and to organizations on workplace topics with audiences enjoying his upbeat, interactive, and entertaining style. He has been quoted by CNN and Fortune for his legal experience on issues related to social media and the workplace.
Jesse is an active participant in legal and civic communities. He is a fellow with the Wisconsin Law Foundation, a committee member for the Wisconsin Humane Society, and a former board member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Labor and Employment Law Section.