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Jesse Young

Jesse Young

Employment and Wage-Hour Litigation at Sommers Schwartz
  • Employment Law
  • Michigan
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Biography

Jesse Young is a partner at Sommers Schwartz who represents clients in serious employment disputes, including but not limited to issues of severance negotiations, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing activity, employment contracts, terminations, and compliance. His clients include individuals and businesses.

As a founding member of the firm's national wage-and-hour practice, Jesse has appeared in hundreds of wage-and-hour lawsuits and hundreds more arbitrations arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws. In this regard, he represents clients nationwide dealing with the payment of minimum wages and/or overtime, classification of employees, “off the clock” work, meal breaks, donning and doffing of protective work equipment, recordkeeping, and other issues peculiar to a wide variety of industries. He is a Contributing Author of the leading treatise on the FLSA, entitled “The Fair Labor Standards Act,” and is a recurring speaker on wage-and-hour topics at The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan), the American Association for Justice, and other national legal conferences.

Jesse has been appointed to leadership positions in dozens of complex class actions across the country. In these positions, he has secured multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of thousands of employees.

Jesse’s dynamic practice has taken him around the country to represent his clients. He has briefed and argued cases in Michigan state courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and dozens of federal U.S. District Courts nationwide. He has also attended several arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Education
Western Michigan University
J.D. (2009)
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Western Michigan University
B.A. (2001)
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Professional Experience
Senior Shareholder
Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
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Shareholder
Kreis Enderle, P.C.
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Shareholder
Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
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Owner
Young Residential Builders
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Speaking Engagements
Annual Speaker, Fair Labor Standards Act Update - 2016 - present, Labor & Employment Institute, Plymouth, Michigan
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Co-Presenter, Covid-19 Liability Issues in the Workplace, Michigan
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Panelist, "Navigating Employee Compensation Issues", Ann Arbor
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Panelist, FLSA Developments, Ann Arbor
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Panelist, Who is the Employer and Who is an Employee? Recent Legal Developments Defining the Workforce in the Gig Economy, State Bar, Detroit, Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
Speaker, Making New Client Intake a Success, San Francisco
American Association for Justice
Speaker, Proving an “Off the Clock” Case Without Documentary Evidence, Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, Park City, Utah
Ohio Association for Justice
Speaker, An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Detroit
Great Lakes Mass Torts Institute
Certifications
Residential Builders License
State of Michigan
Awards
"Go To Lawyers" for Employment Law
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Super Lawyer - Employment Law
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Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Employment Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P72614
Member
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American Bar Association
Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
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American Association for Justice
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Kalamazoo County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court of Colorado
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U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan
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U.S. District Court of Western Michigan
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Area
  • Class Action
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sommers Schwartz Employment Law
Blog
Employment Law Blog
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Wage-and-Hour Law Blog
Contact & Map
Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
8225 Moorsbridge
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Toll-Free: (269) 217-8996
Telephone: (248) 746-4030
Fax: (248) 936-2106
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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1 West Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
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1 Towne Square
17th Floor
Southfield, MI 48076
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