Margaret A. Hesse and D. Shane Jones Speak at FMLA Update 2004

Dec 2, 2004

Firm attorneys are often in demand as speakers and presenters for their insight and on legal issues. On December 2, 2004, Tueth Keeney attorneys Margaret Hesse and D. Shane Jones presented useful information on difficult legal issues at two-day program entitled “Missouri FMLA Update 2004″ for the Council on Education in Management,     Topics covered included “Minimizing the Administrative Headaches that Accompany Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave,” and “Effectively Managing Return to Work Issues: Understanding Your Employer Rights and Responsibilities.”

The Council on Education in Management is “The Nation’s Leading Provider of HR and Employment Law Training and Information.” For more information on the Council on Education in Management and its programs, including the 2005 FMLA update, visit its website at

Margaret Hesse primarily practices in the areas of education law, employment law and litigation. She has represented school districts in employment matters, including Title VII, the Safe Schools Act, Title IX, and the Equal Pay Act. She has represented employers in labor matters before the United States Department of Labor/Wage and Hour Division and the Illinois Commission of Human Rights.

Shane Jones practices in the areas of labor and employment law, education law, and litigation. 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 is a co-author of the Employment Law section of the Missouri Bar School Law Desk Book, the principal treatise on school law for Missouri’s lawyers.

Shane is also experienced in crafting proposals and counter-proposals for negotiations, 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 dozens of collective bargaining agreements and contracts under Federal and State labor laws. Shane has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since January, 2003.

The firm has successfully represented a number of businesses, large and small, throughout the Midwest in    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.