B.S., Foreign Service
Magna Cum Laude
Hawai`i State Bar Association
Chamber of Commerce
Public Health Committee
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Patrick H. Jones
Patrick H. Jones has spent his entire legal career representing management in various employment-related matters. He has significant traditional labor law experience, including representing clients in arbitration under collective bargaining agreements and before the National Labor Relations Board, and assisting clients engaged in collective bargaining negotiations. He has advised companies dealing with strikes and other job actions, and has obtained court injunctions against illegal strikes and picketing.
In addition to traditional labor work, Mr. Jones is known for effectively defending clients against wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in federal and state courts. He has also represented clients against alleged whistleblowers under Hawai`i law and the federal False Claims and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts.
Concerning alleged unlawful discrimination, Mr. Jones has helped many clients respond to administrative charges and claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission, Hawai`i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (for example, claims under the unemployment statute and the Hawai`i law prohibiting discrimination because of work injuries), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. He has advised clients concerning affirmative action issues, including the creation, maintenance, and compliance review of affirmative action plans.
Mr. Jones advises and represents clients with respect to occupational safety issues under the federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, wage and hour issues (for example, overtime and prevailing wage issues), leave issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state laws, and corporate restructuring and downsizing issues under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and Hawai`i Dislocated Workers laws).