A. Jack Finklea
Mr. Finklea counsels clients and litigates disputes concerning both labor and employment matters. He is also a member of the Scopelitis firm's appellate practice team.
A. Jack Finklea regularly counsels employers on labor matters including compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, reactions to picketing and organizational activity, the defense of unfair labor practice charges, and union avoidance techniques. Mr. Finklea also assists motor carriers through driver whistleblower (STAA) investigations and administrative hearings with OSHA. In employment matters, Mr. Finklea has experience in drafting handbooks and policies, defending discrimination charges and lawsuits, and assisting employers in wage and hour issues, including government audits. Mr. 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. Mr. Finklea's litigation practice centers on complex class action and collective action lawsuits involving, among other things, attempted reclassification of independent contractors and overtime claims. Mr. Finklea also practices in the appellate arena by spotting and developing issues for treatment by state and federal appellate courts.
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This article first appeared in Volume 3, No. 2 of the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, a publication of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. It appears here with permission of DTCI.