Jeremy Brenner is an experienced employment attorney and co-leader of the firm’s national wage and hour/Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) practice. He has served as a strategic business partner to employers for over a dozen years, both as an HR consultant and as an employment attorney. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Management, was recognized as a Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® consecutively from 2014 to 2022, and was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2017. A substantial portion of Jeremy’s practice is devoted to wage and hour law. He has successfully handled many Department of Labor investigations around the country and litigated numerous misclassification, overtime, and minimum wage collective and class actions under the FLSA and other similar state laws. He has defended wage cases in state and federal courts across the country, including Missouri, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee, California, Arkansas and Texas. His experience also includes a variety of industries and employees, such as auto repair technicians, retail and restaurant managers, cable/satellite installers, health care workers, software engineers, manufacturing plant workers, and oil and gas workers. In addition to wage and hour matters, Jeremy frequently represents employers and managers in administrative charge processes and federal and state court litigation throughout the country involving, for example, state and federal claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations. Jeremy also works closely with the firm’s corporate transaction teams and has extensive experience handling a wide range of employee-related issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, including reviewing and preparing employment-related agreements on both sides of transactions. He provides critical guidance to both buyers and sellers at all stages of the M&A life cycle, from employment law compliance at the due diligence stage through post-closing integration efforts. Jeremy is equally passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with employers and managers to help prevent disputes. He writes and speaks extensively on employment law and general HR topics. He has given CLEs for the Missouri Bar and presented at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights’ annual conference. He is a regular presenter in the BLR Master Class Series for Missouri employers; frequent national lecturer on employment, wage and hour and sexual harassment law through Surgent Professional Education webinar courses; a recurring employment and wage law panelist on “The All-Star Tax Series” sponsored by Edward Jones; and co-editor of the Missouri Employment Law Letter, a monthly publication for Missouri HR professionals. In addition to his employment law practice, Jeremy serves as outside general counsel to three nonprofit organizations and outside employment counsel to several others, all in the area of early childhood education and children’s health and wellness. Finally, Jeremy is a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Inclusion Committee. For many years, he oversaw the firm’s onboarding programs for first year lawyers and lateral associates. In 2018, he served as chair of the firm’s annual United Way campaign.