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D 417.829.3812
F 800.827.2089
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1993, Journal of Dispute Resolution, Editor; Order of Barristers; Board of Advocates;
      MU Law Society
    • B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1985
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri,
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri,
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas,

Jay M. Dade is an experienced labor and employment lawyer who counsels clients on:

  • Day-to-day personnel management and union management issues, including alcohol and drug testing policy implementation and enforcement
  • Federal and state wage-hour matters
  • Discrimination claims arising under federal and state law
  • Family and Medical Leave Act matters
  • Unfair labor practice charges, union organizing campaigns, representation elections, and secondary activity and arbitrations
  • Non-compete agreement implementation and enforcement
  • Unemployment compensation and eligibility proceedings

Jay represents employers before the EEOC, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration, Missouri State Board of Mediation, the National Association of Securities Dealers, numerous state and local fair employment agencies, as well as federal and state courts nationwide.  His practice also includes general commercial and business litigation. In addition, Jay’s extensive experience allows him to provide training programs in the areas of sexual harassment, drug and alcohol policies, labor relations, general personnel administration, electronic information theft, and electronic information tampering issues.

  • Obtained a first-impression holding from the Iowa Court of Appeals, reversing the district trial court, that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts contrary Iowa state law regarding the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions of employment agreements where the subject agreement affects interstate commerce.
  • Longer-term contract ratified with the Office and Professional Employees International Union on behalf of financial services employer.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a federal jury trial, concerning workplace battery alleged by a former senior executive against a peer senior executive. Plaintiff sought $250,000 in compensatory damages and additional punitive damages.
  • Affirmed summary judgment obtained on behalf of the defendant against the plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action concerning the interpretation of a 1994 agreement under the Missouri Statute regarding property annexations. Plaintiff's last settlement demand was $854,500.
  • Separate bargaining units/contracts ratified with the Laborers Union, Teamsters Union, and Operating Engineers Union.
  • Enforcement of non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions against former financial services representatives, resulting in $347,000 award.
  • Assisted a client when a claimant’s positive drug test was held to be admissible business record versus inadmissible hearsay in Missouri Employment Security Law proceedings.
  • Obtained a defense verdict from a U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge in a “whistleblower” case arising under the Energy Reorganization Act.
  • Represented a regional wholesale grocery distributor in front of the Court of Appeals, overturning an adverse Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission decision, in which the commission used the incorrect standard for admitting “business records” under the Missouri Employment Security Law.
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Co-published by Polsinelli PC and Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Chapters of Missouri Human Rights Manual, 2007-2015; Protecting Electronic Information Chapter, 2013-2015

2007-2015
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October 15, 2014
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August 14, 2014
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July 28, 2014
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June 30, 2014
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Mid-America Safety, Health and Environmental Conference and Expo
May 8, 2014
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Springfield Business Journal
Contributing Writer Brian Hom interviewed Mr. Dade concerning wage-hours issues regarding the mobile workplace
January 27, 2014
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Co-published by Polsinelli PC and Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Chapters of Kansas Human Rights Manual, Spring 2012; The Protecting Electronic Information Chapter, Summer 2013

2012-2013
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A publication of the Health Care Compliance Association
September 2013
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Safety Council of the Ozarks
Employer Liability & Cell Phone Distracted Driving Seminar
March 21, 2013