Gregory D. Ballew: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Gregory D. Ballew

Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 842-8770

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Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Labor Arbitration
  • NLRB Practice
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Healthcare
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Education
University University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, B.A., With Highest Distinction, 1992 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS, J.D., 1995
Admitted1995, Kansas; 1997, Colorado, District of Columbia and Missouri; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Kansas Supreme Court; Kansas Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of Missouri; Missouri Court of Appeals


Centurions, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Associated Builders and Contractors

Professional Activities

Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law (ABA/BNA Books) -1999 to present
Contributing Editor, The Fair Labor Standards Act (ABA/BNA Books) -1999


Greg Ballew is a partner in the Kansas City office. Greg has successfully defended employers in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States and in over 80 labor arbitration proceedings, including cases in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Greg also assists employers who have received charges of discrimination from the EEOC and similar state agencies and counsels employers regarding discipline/termination issues and compliance with employment laws, including wage and hour laws.

Since 1999, Greg has served as a contributing editor for the American Bar Association legal treatise The Developing Labor Law. Greg is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Employers Bear Wide Responsibility To Prevent Workplace Harassment
April 15, 2014

Don't Get Clocked by Timesheet Conflicts
September 21, 2011

Five Ways to Enhance Hiring Procedures
August 11, 2009


Centurions, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Associated Builders and Contractors


Kansas City Attorneys Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2015 Edition
October 15, 2015

Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars -2008 and 2009
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers - 2015

Newsletter Articles

Tenth Circuit Rules On Termination By Committee
March 1, 2014

Court Rejects Al Capone Defense To FLSA Violations
September 1, 2013

Your School Is Religious - Does That Mean It's Exempt?
July 2, 2012

10th Circuit Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena
April 2, 2012

If They Hate You, They Must Hate Me Too
March 1, 2012

No Bargaining Required Over Hospital's Flu-Prevention Policy
February 1, 2012

Creating and Managing a Diverse Workforce
March 1, 2009

Reported CasesRepresentative Work: Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Win Jury Trial and Important Appellate Ruling Under Missouri Human Rights Act; Reported Cases: Complete defense verdict after a two week trial - sex discrimination.; Summary Judgment in District Court of Kansas - age discrimination.; Summary Judgment in Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court - wrongful discharge.

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Missouri Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 Per Hour Effective January 1, 2015
Gregory D. Ballew, November 28, 2014
On January 1, 2015, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour and from $3.75 to $3.825 per hour for tipped employees. Compensation for tipped employees must total at least $7.65 per hour when tips are calculated. The Missouri minimum wage law governs Missouri businesses...

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Gregory D. Ballew

4900 Main Street
Kansas CityMO 64112


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