Overview

For more than 30 years, Jay D. St. Clair has represented clients in employment and labor law matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
  • Labor management relations
  • Wage and hour regulations
  • Occupational safety and health

He has specific knowledge of claims arising under the following statutes:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Practicing throughout the Southeast, Jay has extensive industry experience including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Building materials
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Financial services
  • Insurance

Jay frequently gives presentations to both industry groups in the region and Littler Mendelson clients nationwide on a range of topics to help employers implement strategies to avoid lawsuits. He also is an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law, where he teaches Labor Law. Jay received the first Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award given by Cumberland Law School.

Jay was a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Merritt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Alabama State Bar

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

1995-2019

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©

2015

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Management - Employment Law, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©

2014

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©

2012

Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2012-2018

Named, The Guide to the World's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 19, 2018

Employment Law Update

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

2016 Employment Law Update

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016
2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Employment Law Update

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012
Employment Law Update: Updates, Trends and Tools

Birmingham, AL

June 4, 2009
The Family Medical Leave Act — are you prepared for the new regulations?

Birmingham, AL

January 30, 2009
Employee Free Choice Act: More Than Just a Misleading Name

Birmingham, AL

October 11, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Yale University, 1983
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1980

Bar Admission

Alabama

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas