Lucas Deloach focuses his practice on defending employers against claims arising under federal and state wage and hour laws. His litigation experience ranges from complex class and collective actions involving thousands of employees to single-plaintiff claims. Lucas also represents employers in agency investigations, involving allegations of wage and hour violations, including those conducted by state departments of labor and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
In addition, Lucas represents employers in litigation and in response to administrative charges arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and their state and local counterparts.
Lucas also provides practical and proactive counseling to assist employers in their day-to-day compliance efforts. Beyond routine advice, he conducts compliance audits and pre-acquisition due diligence reviews.
Although his experience spans many industries, Lucas has notable experience in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, and technology industries.
Prior to entering private practice, Lucas clerked for the Hon. James P. Jones in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.