D. Shane Jones Re-Appointed as Vice Chair of Missouri Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee

Nov 1, 2009

Shane Jones, shareholder of Tueth Keeney, recently accepted his re-appointment to Vice Chair of the Labor & Employment Committee of the Missouri Bar. The scope of this committee is to study the law of labor and employment, and to promote its fair and just administration. The committee regularly reviews proposed legislation related to labor law and develops educational programs and materials for members of the bar interested in labor law. The re-appointment will become effective on November 1, 2009. This is the third consecutive year that Shane has been appointed as a Vice-Chair of this committee.

Attorneys from Tueth Keeney often give of their time and talents on a voluntary basis to contribute to the legal community. The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and law.   Additional information regarding the Missouri Bar’s Labor and Employment committee can be found here: Labor & Employment Committee.

Shane Jones practices in the areas of labor and employment law, education law, and litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. He routinely advises and represents employers in wage and hour matters, in the design and review of employee handbooks, and disciplining and terminating employees. Shane has also successfully defended employers against discrimination claims, First Amendment claims, Due Process claims, and other constitutional issues, in both state and federal courts.

Shane also practices in the area of collective bargaining and labor relations. He is experienced in crafting proposals and counter-proposals, and in effectively presenting the employer’s position at the collective bargaining table. He has directly negotiated, or participated significantly behind the scenes, in the negotiation of more than fifty collective bargaining agreements under the National Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and in the “meet and confer” process under the Missouri Public Sector Labor Law.

Shane is a Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee, an author of the “Prevailing Wage” chapter in the most recent Missouri Employee-Employer Law Desk Book, and a co-author of the “Employment Law” chapter in the most recent Missouri Bar School Law Desk Book as well as its most recent supplement. Shane has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since January, 2003.

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. has successfully represented a number of businesses, large and small, throughout the Midwest in labor and employment matters. Our broad range of experience includes employment discrimination litigation, wage-hour investigations, affirmative action revision plans development, INS audits, and a variety of traditional labor matters.