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James T. Jones

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Sacramento

P 916-341-0404
F 916-341-0141
James.Jones@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

James T. Jones is a Principal and Litigation Manager for the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice includes providing regular advice and counsel to private and public sector employers on work-related issues and litigating employment matters before state and federal courts and governmental agencies.

Mr. Jones has nearly 25 years of labor and employment law experience and frequently defends clients facing claims related to harassment, discrimination, retaliation (ADA, FEHA, ADEA, and Title VII), wrongful termination, whistleblowing, unfair competition, and wage/hour violations. He has handled well over 100 hearings and trials in cases filed by individual plaintiffs and class-action litigation. He routinely appears before federal court, state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.   

Mr. Jones also develops and presents training sessions and seminars for management and non-supervisory employees on a variety of topics, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention, diversity, and workplace violence prevention. He aims to leave attendees feeling both educated and entertained.  

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2005, Mr. Jones was senior counsel at a large, international law firm, and also served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. He is an experienced trial attorney.   

While attending law school, Mr. Jones was a judicial extern for Judge David F. Levi of the United States, California, Eastern District Court and competed on the University’s National Trial Team.
 

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February 8, 2017

California Court Provides Additional Guidance on Timecard Rounding, Grace Period Claims

February 8, 2017

Under California law, employers’ policies may permit rounding of employee timecard entries to the nearest tenth of an hour (six minutes), the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal has affirmed. Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc., No. D068136 (Dec. 9, 2016, published Jan. 5, 2017) (“See’s Candy II”). The Court also... Read More