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Jeffery M. Wells

Education & Bar Admissions

Seattle University
School of Law, J.D. 2012

Loyola University of Chicago
B.S., Criminal Justice

Board of Immigration Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals
9th Circuit

U.S. District Court
Eastern Washington
Western Washington

Washington

Jeffery M. Wells

About

Jeffery Wells is an Associate in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. His practice focuses on business litigation and labor and employment law. Jeffery worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant at the Seattle University School of Law and interned for the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons.

Professional Experience

  • Williams Kastner, Associate | 2013 – Present
  • Williams Kastner, Summer Associate | Summer 2011

Memberships

  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Black Lawyers Association — Top 40 under 40
  • Williams Kastner Diversity Committee

Presentations & Seminars

  • Presenter, “The Rise of Wage & Hour Class Actions,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Seminar, Seattle, WA, November 1, 2017.
  • Presenter, “Seasonal Employment,” Northwest Fisheries Association Human Resources Presentation, March 2017.
  • Presenter, “Minimum Wage & Sick Leave and I-1433 Webinar,” LeadingAge Washington, December 20, 2016.
    Presenter, “Equal Employment Opportunity Update,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Seminar, November 3, 2016.
  • Presenter, “The Non-Traditional Workforce – Heightened Risk?” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Half-Day Seminar, Seattle, WA, October 22, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Best Practices in Hiring: Challenges to Background Checks and Asking About Criminal History,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Half-Day Seminar, Seattle, WA, October 15, 2013.
  • Co-Presenter, “Interns, Independent Contractors, Home Health Care and Other Wage and Hour Hotspots,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Seminar, Seattle, WA, November 13, 2013.

Articles & Publications

  • Author, “May an employer require an employee to reimburse costs paid for training if the employee leaves soon after receiving training?” Puget Sound Business Journal, June 30, 2017.
  • Author, “What should I know about the proposed National Right-to-Work Act?” Puget Sound Business Journal, February 24, 2017.
  • Author, “I pay my employees on a piece rate basis; do I have to pay them separately for rest breaks?” Puget Sound Business Journal, July 29, 2016.
  • Author, “If I believe that my customers will not work with a disabled employee, does their employment create an undue hardship?” Puget Sound Business Journal, March 27, 2015.
  • Author, “Title VII and Gender Identity Discrimination,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Alert, December 23, 2014.
  • Author, “Do I have to pay my interns?” Puget Sound Business Journal, July 26, 2013.