Mr. Siler represents clients in employment and commercial litigation matters. In his employment law practice, Mr. Siler advises employers on management issues, including employee discipline, reasonable accommodation, and leave issues and drafts contracts, policies and other employment-related documents. Mr. Siler represents clients in state and federal courts in wage and hour collective and class actions, discrimination, harassment, OSHA, non-competition and employee benefits matters. Mr. Siler also frequently advises employers in litigating non-competition agreements, arbitration, commercial contracts litigation and construction matters. 

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2002
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western, Middle, Eastern
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Arkansas: Western, Eastern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2019-2020
  • Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2006
  • Student Member, American Inns of Court, Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter
  • University of Tennessee, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, Legal Methods

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., honors, 2002
    • Editorial Board, Law Review
    • Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
  • University of Memphis, B.A., Criminal Justice, 1998

Experience

  • Represented a home health care employer in a collective action with a class of over two hundred class members related to the employer’s use of sleep time.
  • Represented a temporary staffing company in a class action lawsuit brought by the EEOC alleging religious discrimination for refusal to assign a class of temporary workers because of their religious headwear.
  • Represented a county prison system in a class action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by prisoners against female prison guards.
  • Represented a logistics company in a seven hundred-member hybrid collective/class action involving allegations of improper pay deductions and failure to pay minimum wage.
  • Represented employers in prosecuting and defending non-compete claims.
  • Represented employers in wage and hour collective actions. 
  • Represented employers in labor arbitration and grievance proceedings.
  • Represented and defended clients in all areas of employment litigation including: discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits, non-compete litigation, wage and hour, collective actions, whistleblower claims, ERISA, defamation, and matters. 
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employers in age, race and disability discrimination lawsuits in federal court.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “Attorneys’ 2016 Employment Law Update: Latest from the Tennessee Legislature and Courts.” Webinar, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Employers Beware: McDonald’s Memorandum Suggests that the NLRB Intends to Loosen the Standard for When Legally Separate Entities May Be Considered Joint Employers,Workplace, Vol. 2014, No. 11, September 2014.
  • Frequent speaker and presenter on labor and employment issues including: Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and employee privacy issues.
  • "Privacy Issues for Schools," February 2011.
  • "Employee Privacy and Social Media Issues," September 2010 and December 2011.
  • "Regulating the ADAAA," June 2010.
  • "Top Ten Ways to Reduce Your Wage and Hour Liability: March 2010.
  • "2009 Employment Law Wrap Up," December 2009.
  • 'Wage and Hour Update," SHRM, April and September 2009.
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