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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, 2013
    • B.S., summa cum laude, Oral Roberts University, 2010, Business Administration 
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Joshua Owings understands the challenges faced by employers in an increasingly regulated workplace. Josh represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and human resources counseling.

Josh assists clients facing lawsuits and administrative charges alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violations of other workplace laws and regulations, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Josh has guided clients through numerous investigations by regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and state level agencies. Drawing on his extensive experience with complex employment litigation and investigations, Josh offers strategies to ensure clients are thoroughly protected in any workforce related adversarial proceeding.

In addition to litigating on behalf of clients, Josh helps employers mitigate risk and prevent or resolve employee issues before they escalate into legal disputes, including by developing workplace policies and procedures and by providing practical advice on specific workplace issues. Whether litigating disputes, advising during investigations, or counseling on employee issues, Josh brings a thorough but pragmatic approach to assisting clients with their most difficult workforce related matters.

  • Won summary judgement on Illinois Income Withholding for Support Act claim in favor of employer where plaintiff sought over $300,000 in penalties from employer for failure to withhold child support. 
text icon Publications & Presentations
The Family and Medical Leave Act, Second Edition
Appendix Editor, Bloomberg BNA/American Bar Association
December 2017