Overview

Jeffrey D. Hanslick counsels employers on managing their employees through an increasingly regulated workplace and with other business disputes. Jeffrey defends employers in all types of employment disputes, including regional and national wage and hour class and collective actions. He also serves as lead trial/arbitration counsel in discrimination/harassment litigation, in contract disputes and in traditional labor arbitrations. He has handled defense of judgments on appeal, including before the U.S. Courts of Appeal, and before various state courts of appeal.

In business litigation matters, Jeffrey has protected trade secrets, enforced restrictive covenants and represented companies in a variety of commercial disputes. His experience includes serving as national employment counsel for a major retailer and representing it in employment litigation and arbitration in nationwide and California wage and hour class actions; serving as regional employment counsel for a major consumer products manufacturer; defending a multinational technology company in a trade secret misappropriation claim; serving as employment counsel for a chain of convenience stores and representing it in employment litigation; and serving as employment counsel for a regional health system.

He regularly conducts human resource audits, policy reviews and training sessions on effectively managing employees, including:

  • Anti-harassment
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

He has negotiated, drafted and litigated executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secrets. Jeffrey is a frequent speaker on a variety of labor and employment topics.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Kansas Bar Association

Member

Missouri Bar Association

Recognition

Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment

2013-2019

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Labor and Employment Law

Chambers USA

2016-2019

Named, Best of the Bar

Kansas City Business Journal

2015-2017

Named, Super Lawyer

Missouri and Kansas, Employment and Labor

Super Lawyers

2008-2016

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., DePaul University, 1989

Bar Admission

Kansas
Missouri