Overview

Jay Inman provides solutions for employers of all sizes navigating today’s complex business world. He pairs experience-tested, broad knowledge of labor and employment law with deep understanding of clients’ businesses, challenges, and opportunities. His practice includes representing employers in administrative matters and litigation brought by individuals and government agencies, as well as advising employers on employment-related issues, policies and procedures.

Jay serves as a go-to on drafting and enforcement of arbitration agreements, investigations in the workplace, and complex and appellate litigation. 

He has obtained favorable results for clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, (and Amendments Act), Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Arbitration Act, Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Kentucky Equal Opportunities Act, Kentucky Patient Safety Act, Kentucky Wage and Hour Act, and Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as common-law matters including contracts, defamation, business relations, unfair competition, and trade secrets.

Jay frequently writes for publication and gives presentations regarding appellate practice, arbitration, class actions, employment law in the healthcare and manufacturing industries, federal courts, and investigations in the workplace. 

Prior to joining Littler, Jay served as a law clerk for Hon. Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and for Hon. Robert E. Wier, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

He also served as a judicial intern for Justice Gary Wade of the Tennessee Supreme Court during law school.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Kentucky Bar Association

Member

Fayette County Bar Association

Member

Louisville Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Leading Lawyer for Business

Chambers

2017-2018

Named, Rising Star

Employment Law

Super Lawyers

2015-2019

Selected, Leadership Lexington

2015

Recipient, Susan B. Devitt National Moot Court Award for Outstanding Writing and Oral Advocacy

National Moot Court Team

Order of the Barristers

Speaking Engagements

Workplace Investigations After #MeToo

Kentucky Chamber Annual HR Update

May 9 & May 23, 2019

#MeToo Movement and Retaliation and Other Employment Law Updates

Louisville Bar Association

April 17, 2019

Challenging Workplace Disability Scenarios

Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity & Leadership Conference

October 25, 2018

Challenging Workplace Disability Scenarios

Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

August 30, 2018

Wage and Hour Update

Kentucky Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

April 24, 2018

A Littler and ACC-KY Event: Wage and Hour Update

Kentucky Association of Corporate Counsel

November 2017

FMLA Issue Spotting: Twenty Common Missteps

Elizabethtown Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

October 2017

Religion in the Workplace

Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

August 2017

The Ever-Evolving Workplace: Practical Strategies for Addressing Future and Current Employment Law Challenges

Elizabethtown Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

November 2016

Working on Overtime: Preparing for DOL’s Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations

Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

August 2016

Working on Overtime: Preparing for DOL’s Changes to the FLSA Overtime Regulations

Bluegrass Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

August 2016

Kentucky Chamber Presentation -Update on Legal Considerations When Conducting an In-house Investigation

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

May 2016

Conducting Lawful and Defensible Workplace Investigations

Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

September 2015

Building Blocks: Update on FLSA, NLRB, Pregnancy Discrimination, FMLA and Social Media

Bluegrass Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

June 2015

Social Media is Here to Stay: Practical Tips and Solutions

Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference (SHRM)

September 2014

Social Media Best Policies and Practices

Kentucky Bar Association

October - November 2013

Update on Unemployment Insurance

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

May 2013

Federal Court Update

Kentucky Bar Association

November 2011

Federal Court Update

Kentucky Bar Association

October 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2009
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1999
  • M.A., Valdosta State University, 1995
  • B.A., Valdosta State University, 1993

Bar Admission

Kentucky
Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan