- General Employment Litigation
|University ||Bucknell University, B.A., 1997 Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Wake Forest University, J.D., 2000 Moot Court Board Member|
|Admitted||2000, Florida and 2000, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2001, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida; 2002, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana and Illinois; 2004, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas|
Professional Associations and Activities
•Chester Bedell Inn of Court
•Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Vice-Chair from 2010-2013
•Jacksonville Bar Association
•Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Benjamin D. Sharkey is a Shareholder in the Jacksonville, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on counseling and representing employers in litigation matters.
Mr. Sharkey has significant federal and state court trial experience throughout the country representing management in cases involving all types of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, wage hour disputes, breach of contract, and state tort issues. He also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending claims for injunctive relief involving trade secrets, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Sharkey's practice includes single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, class action and collective action cases.
Mr. Sharkey regularly counsels clients on human resources policies and procedures, reductions in force, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and wage and hour issues. He also speaks to employer groups on topics such as best employment practices, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Honors and Recognitions
January 4, 2013
No FLSA Claim Where Employer Provided Nursing Mother Time and Place to Express Milk
January 4, 2013
In the first appellate case interpreting the nursing mother provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal Court of Appeals in Atlanta has held that an employee's claim failed as a matter of law because her employer provided her with breaks and a private space in which to express breast milk. Miller v. Roche Surety...
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