Jeff Landes is a trusted partner to employers as they navigate the rapidly changing laws impacting their workforce decisions. He counsels a wide range of employers, including international luxury retailers, global financial services companies, foreign banks, startup organizations, nonprofit organizations, and independent schools on all aspects of employment compliance and risk avoidance by carefully considering the legal issues, industry trends, and business objectives unique to their organization. A long-term resource to boards, in-house counsel, and HR teams, Jeff is a natural extension of their leadership team, whether they need a quick gut check or a tough negotiator. He provides practical advice they can use immediately to address difficult misclassification issues, disciplinary actions, or staffing challenges. When designing cohesive policies and procedures, he outlines complex legal and compliance requirements in business terms his clients can understand.
Clients know that Jeff is genuinely invested in protecting their business and their brands. He studies their organizational culture so that he can identify with their mission, understand their challenges, and spot risks. Non-U.S. employers rely on Jeff to explain not only the legal requirements of doing business in the United States but the cultural considerations that inform their policies and conduct. Non-profit board members and K-12 private school administrators value his ability to bring stakeholders together—and draw on his own experience as a trustee of a private school—to find solutions to the unique challenges they face when confronting allegations of staff misconduct, designing return-to-work policies, or responding to accommodation requests.
Jeff regularly leads workplace training programs on sexual harassment, workplace conduct, performance management, the hiring process, and wage/hour issues. His combination of humor and real-world examples engage audiences at all levels of the organization.