Jeff Vlasek concentrates his practice primarily on wage and hour issues, employment litigation and traditional labor matters.
Mr. Vlasek devotes a large portion of his time to assisting clients, particularly those operating in the technology industry, with state wage and hour laws and federal claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He provides counsel on claims involving alleged violations of overtime, meal and rest break requirements, as well as associated state law penalties. These matters are often class and collective actions and have ranged from hundreds of putative plaintiffs to several thousand. Mr. Vlasek is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog, offering commentary on recent class action decisions and trends affecting employers.
Mr. Vlasek’s class action experience includes the coordination of employer defense and related discovery issues. Recently, Mr. Vlasek was part of a team of BakerHostetler attorneys that secured a significant and highly unusual class action trial verdict in the Sixth Circuit for a multinational electronics company. [Schreiber v. Philips Display Components Co., 692 F. Supp.2d 747 (E.D. Mich. 2010).]
In addition to class actions, Mr. Vlasek has an array of experience in the field of traditional labor work and litigation, including prevailing wage issues, union negotiations and lockout and strike proceedings. He has also participated in successful employment-related arbitrations for wrongful termination and has experience defending unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
With regard to employment litigation matters, Mr. Vlasek has successfully defended clients against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
While in law school, Mr. Vlasek received the Merit Fellowship for all three years of attendance. He also served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law and his student note, “Hold Up the Sign and Lie Like a Rug: How Secondary Boycotts Received Another Lease on Life,” was selected for publication in Volume 32.
12/17/2012 - Michigan Becomes The Newest "Right to Work" State