Josef S. Glynias: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Josef S. Glynias

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Class Action
  • Trade Secret & Business Information Protection
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Management Relations
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.345.6208
Fax: 314.480.1505
University University of Missouri - Columbia, B.J., magna cum laude, 2000; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, J.D., 2003; Washington University Law Quarterly, Associate Editor
Admitted2003, Missouri; 2004, Illinois; 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2006, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2007, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; 2007 U.S. Supreme Court; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•Illinois State Bar Association

•The Missouri Bar


Throughout his career, Joe has represented employers in all areas involving employer/employee relations, with a heavy emphasis on issues impacting clients that process, package, distribute and serve food. Joe has extensive experience in class action claims against employers and concentrates his practice on wage and hour collective/class actions under state and federal law. In the food and agribusiness industry, his experience includes defense against:

•Wage and hour class and collective actions, single-plaintiff employment claims, labor arbitrations, employer counseling, and human resources training for industry leader ConAgra Foods.

•A $1 million breach of contract and wrongful discharge lawsuit challenging one of the world's largest corrugated box and packaging companies.

•Noncompetition litigation, Department of Labor wage and hour audits, employer counseling, employee handbooks, and all other employment-related issues for food and agribusiness clients.

Joe counsels clients on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and discrimination laws. His strategic insights guide employers in Department of Labor actions, such as audits involving tipped food-service employees and laborers in the grain milling industry.

In traditional labor cases, Joe regularly advises employers in grievance arbitrations and actions before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), most of which have come in the food-processing industry. He represents clients in noncompetition and nonsolicitation matters and related injunction litigation and has obtained favorable decisions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal and state administrative agencies nationwide.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2014

•Lexology Client Choice Awards, Missouri, Employment & Labor, 2013

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Rising Star, 2009

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2013

St. Louis Business Journal, 30 Under 30, 2006

Civic Involvement

Craft Alliance, Board of Directors, 2005-2011

•Intercommunity Housing Association, Board of Directors, 2006-2011

•National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Corporate Achiever Honoree, 2006


•Represented ConAgra Foods, Inc. in labor and management relations for the company's six major divisions: grain milling, snacks, frozen foods, shelf-stable goods, spices and potato products.

•Represented a major home healthcare agency in defeating a motion for conditional certification of a nationwide class of plaintiffs seeking overtime wages in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action.

•Defended injunction litigation filed by the world's largest information management services company seeking more than $1 million in damages for alleged unfair competition and tortious interference in New York federal court.

•Obtained summary judgment for a global corrugated box and packaging companies against claims of breach of contract and wrongful discharge. Plaintiff sought more than $1 million in individual damages.

Business Insights

Featured Insights

10.15.14 Fall Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

Business Insights

10.15.14 Fall Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

6.19.14 Proposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA's White Collar Exemptions
Food & Agribusiness

5.08.14 Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

4.01.14 Time for Change? Conducting a Wage and Hour Audit, ACC Docket

5.09.13 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

10.10.12 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

5.24.12 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

4.01.12 The ADAAA and the Costanza Effect: A Roadmap for In-House Counsel and Their HR and Operations Clients, ACC Docket

10.05.11 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

6.23.10 Supreme Court Cautions on Scope of Employee Privacy Interests in Electronic Communications

In The News

5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction
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3.01.13 Lexology's 2013 Client Choice Guide Names Husch Blackwell Exclusive General Corporate Winner in Missouri
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1.05.10 Husch Blackwell Sanders Names 16 Attorneys as Partners
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10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys


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Proposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions
Josef S. Glynias, June 26, 2014
Yesterday, a group of nine Senate Democrats proposed new legislation (S. 2486) that would increase the amount of salary that must be paid to certain employees. Led by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the group seeks to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in two significant ways, and...
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Josef S. Glynias

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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