Laurie R. Jones, Esq.

Employment Practices Solutions, Inc.

502 N. Carroll Ave.
Suite 100
Southlake TX, 76092

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Extensive experience in employment practices training, investigations and policies on employment relations' matters.
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EW #562 is a co-founder and President/CEO for ,LLC. She has an extensive background in the employment law field. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, she practiced exclusively in the area of employment and labor law with Littler Mendelson's Dallas office. As an employment attorney, she counseled clients on how to manage their workforce in compliance with applicable equal opportunity, wage and hour, immigration and labor laws. During that time, Laurie represented clients in numerous complaints before federal and state courts, federal and state agencies, and in internal company complaints. Finally, Laurie conducted many courses on various employment law topics.

From 1996 until the present, Laurie has been employed utilizing her legal background in employment law to aid companies in proactively addressing employee relation's issues. She has spent the majority of her time providing training, investigations and policies on employment relations' matters to Fortune 100 companies, government entities and other clients. She has been a featured speaker and author on employment topics on numerous occasions. A noted expert in the area of training and employment law, Laurie has been published in business and legal publications and is a frequent reference for reporters in the media. She is a co-author of Prevent Workplace Harassment: Proven Polices that Keep Your Company Out of Court. Finally she has acted as an Employment Law Expert in numerous cases in both federal and state courts nationwide.

Professional Experience:
Co-Owner/President/CEO: , L.L.C.,
Southlake, Texas, January 2000 - present
Senior Consultant May 1996 - January 2000

Utilize expertise in labor and employment law to provide training, consultation, investigation services, and expert testimony to clients of EPS and AFA. Provide presentations, training and consultation nationwide on employment relations topics including preventing sexual harassment, addressing workplace discrimination, handling employee complaints, workforce policies, employee privacy issues, attendance and leaves of absence, human resources training, and diversity. Design and lead executive, management and employee level training programs on the issues listed above. Conduct investigations into employee complaints and present training sessions to organizations on conducting these investigations. Act as a featured speaker, expert and author on employment topics on numerous occasions.

Littler Mendelson, Dallas, Texas: Associate, Labor and Employment Law: March 1992 - April 1996

Represented and counseled public and private sector management in a vast variety of labor and employment matters before both state and federal courts and agencies. Extensive litigation experience including drafting and answering discovery, taking depositions, first and second chair responsibility in jury and bench trials and arbitrations. Areas of practice included claims under the United States and Texas Constitutions, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Texas Labor Code, Texas Worker's Compensation Act, various federal civil rights Acts, including sections 1981 and 1983, defamation, emotional distress, assault, and other employment related torts.

Jenkens & Gilchrist Dallas, Texas: Associate, Labor and Employment Law: October 1990 - March 1992

Associated with employment law section, which became the Dallas office of Littler, Mendelson. Areas of practice as listed above.

Law School: University of Virginia, Juris Doctor, May 1990
Undergraduate: James Madison University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, May 1987; Minors in Paralegal Studies and Psychology Awards and Activities: Magna cum Laude, Honor Council President

Professional Associations:
Dallas Human Resource Management Association, Inc., 1999 to present
Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Texas and American Bar Associations, 1990 to present
Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, November 1990; other courts: U.S. Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Topic Expertise:
Sexual Harassment Sensitivity
Preventing Workplace Discrimination
Communicating Effectively
Creating Respectful Working Environments
Managing Diversity as a Vital Resource
Valuing our Workplace Diversity
Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
Behavioral Interviewing
Hiring and Interviewing Considerations
Performance Reviews, Discipline and Terminations
Leaves of Absence (ADA, FMLA, and Worker's Compensation)
Employee Privacy
Drafting Essential Personnel Policies
Managing Attendance
Reference and Background Checks
Battling Gender Discrimination in International Trade
Training Your Managers to Excel Within Organizational Change
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