Jerry Garner concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, class and collective actions, commercial litigation, and appellate advocacy. Jerry is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, Class Action / MDL Litigation Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group, and Appellate Advocacy Practice Group. His experience includes representing both employees and employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all types of employment-related matters. Jerry routinely represents employers in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA). Jerry has extensive experience litigating wage-and-hour claims in both individual and multi-party cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. In addition to a robust litigation practice, Jerry advises clients on the strategic implementation of employment practices and policies, drafts and revises employee handbooks and other employment agreements, and assists clients with internal investigations and employment-related training. Jerry joined the firm in 2021 after practicing at a boutique employment law firm as well as serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General.