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.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: A Note on New Requirements for the Reimbursement of Employee ExpensesFrom Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on Illinois recently becoming the ninth state or district to mandate reimbursement of an employee’s expenses
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: The Overtime Salary Threshold - Still On HoldFrom Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on the overtime salary threshold of $23,660 that has been under review by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) since 2016 - still on hold
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: A Note About OSHA and Safety ComplianceFrom Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on OSHA who has recently provided guidance for safety-minded companies in the form of advice as well as citations issued
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: A Note About Service Animals in the WorkplaceFrom Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on does an employer have a legal obligation to allow an employee to bring an animal into the workplace?
- Law Alert: Employers Should Immediately Begin Using New Version of FCRA Summary of RightsRead more on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's just released new model “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act”.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: A Note About Disability Accommodation and Retaliation ClaimsFrom Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on how a new case from the 7th Circuit (the federal jurisdiction covering Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) provides some practical clairty on the phrase “reasonable accommodation”.
- Scopelitis in the News: "Good Faith Under Wage Payment Statute Still Developing." August 22, 2018, Indiana Lawyer.Scopelitis Partner Jack Finklea and Attorney Jim Eckhart in Indiana Lawyer on Indiana's wage deduction statute and liquidated damages/good faith defense when it is violated.
- Law Alert: NLRB Invites Comments On Employee Access to Employer Email for Union Organizing PurposesRead insights from Scopelitis on a notice issued by the NLRB on August 1st regarding invites to file briefs on whether the Board should adhere to, modify, or overrule Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB 1050 (2014).
- Transportation Law Alert: California Bars Inquiries Into Applicants’ Salary HistoryRead Scopelitis' take on California law prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information from applicants for employment.
- Transportation Law Alert: ALJ Finds Misclassifying Independent Contractor Drivers Violates the NLRARead Scopelitis' take on the ALJ decision.
- Transportation Law Alert: Permanent Injunction Issued on DOL’s Overtime RuleRead more on Scopelitis' take on a Texas judge's final order rejecting the U.S. Department of Labor’s attempt to raise the salary level for “white collar” exemptions from overtime.
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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.