David T. Wiley

David T. Wiley: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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David T. Wiley is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Wage and Hour Practice Group, and is based in the Birmingham, Alabama, office. Mr. Wiley creates and manages legal and electronic resources and materials to provide innovative client services; serves as a resource for other practice group members; monitors and analyzes regulatory and case law developments; and contributes to the firm’s blogs and legal updates. In his knowledge management role, Mr. Wiley draws on more than two decades of training, advising, and representing employers nationwide in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of employment-related issues, including collective and class actions and all manner of discrimination and retaliation claims.

He is a regular speaker at employment law and human resources seminars and conferences, including the Alabama State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section’s annual conference.

Prior to obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Mr. Wiley served six distinguished years as an officer in the United States Navy Supply Corps. While attending law school, Mr. Wiley was the Senior Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Birmingham Civitan Club, President (2001-2002)
•Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program

Published Works

The Fair Labor Standards Act 2006, 2009 and 2011 Supplement. VA: BNA, 2006. [Contributing Editor]
Age Discrimination in Employment Law with 2006, 2009 & 2010 Supplements. 2003 ed. VA: BNA, 2006. [Contributing Editor]
Family and Medical Leave Act Law with 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2013 Supplements. VA: BNA, 2006. [Contributing Editor]
Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey with 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012 Supplements. 2004 ed. VA: BNA, 2004. [Contributing Editor]
• If You Can't Fight 'Em, Join 'Em: Class Actions Under Title I of the American with Disabilities Act, The Labor Lawyer 13.1 (Summer 1997) [Author]
• Whose Proof? Deference to EEOC Guidelines on Disparate Impact Discrimination Analysis of English-Only Rules, Georgia Law Review 29.2 (Winter 1995) [Author]

Blog Posts

Employment Class and Collective Actions
New York Appeals Court Rejects Enforceability of Class Action Waivers - But Is This Ruling Short-Lived?
July 24, 2017

In an issue of first impression in the state of New York, last week the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (the state’s intermediate appellate court) weighed in on the enforceability of arbitration provisions that preclude employees from pursuing claims on a class, collective or representative basis.

By David T. Wiley

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Interviewing an Individual with a Visible Disability: From the Employer’s Perspective
June 9, 2017

In a recent Q&A on the “Ask a Manager” blog, an individual wrote in to say that she had a genetic disorder requiring the use of a cane for walking and ring braces for finger stability.

By David T. Wiley

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Restraining Unruly Children as an Essential Job Element: Expected in Secondary Schools but Not at a Youth Detention Center? A Cautionary Tale in the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Arena
June 5, 2017

In a recent blog post, I discussed the fact that under the reasonable accommodation provisions of the ADA, employers generally are not required to provide their employees with a stress-free work environment or one that possesses a “just right” amount of stress, which I referred to as a Goldilocks work environment.

By David T. Wiley


November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:Minimum wage trapsPrevention pointerThe legislation(Not) Only in CaliforniaRegulatory roundupClass action trends-the top ten...

July 12, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:Wage and hour claims: the class and collective behemothThe legislationPrevention pointerOnly in CaliforniaRegulatory roundup

July 7, 2017

Context Matters: Mortgage Underwriters Don’t Meet FLSA’s Administrative Exemption, Ninth Circuit Concludes

Mortgage underwriters do not qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s administrative exemption because they are more appropriately characterized as “production” employees, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11950 (9th Cir. July 5, 2017).In so...

In the News

August 15, 2017

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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

August 15, 2016

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

August 17, 2015

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...



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Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-332-3104  Phone
(205) 332-3131  Fax
University Attended:
Wake Forest University, B.S., cum laude, 1985; University of Georgia, M.B.A., with honors, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
Year of First admission:
1996, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1997, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

•Alabama Bar Association, Member and Labor & Employment Law Section Board of Directors (2007-2013) and Chairperson of the Board (2011-2012)
•Alabama State Bar

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