Jeffrey B. Hurt
Kansas City Office
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Suite 600
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000
T: 913.253.2165
F: 866.347.9610
Practice Areas
Employment & Labor
Senior Housing & Care
Governmental Liability
Washburn University, J.D. (1989)
  • Dean's Honors
University of Missouri-Kansas City, BS Pharmacy, (1976)
Wichita State University, BA, (1973)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1995)
  • Kansas (1989)
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Jeffrey B. Hurt, Special Counsel

Jeff Hurt is a Kansas lawyer and holds the SHRM-SCP certification for human resource management. He has more than 25 years experience in a broad range of employment, traditional labor, and HR-related matters. His practice includes day-to-day preventive advice to employers on subjects such as recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, discipline including discharge, employee relations, workplace investigations, compensation, union avoidance, collective bargaining and union contract administration, human resource audits, discrimination, affirmative action, compliance with all employment related statutes and ordinances, and policy drafting and application. Mr. Hurt is also heavily involved representing employers in litigated matters before administrative agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and similar State agencies, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Kansas Division of Workers Compensation, as well claims before arbitrators and state and federal courts. A frequent speaker to professional groups on employment related topics, he also has extensive experience providing management training. With his health care background and many years representing health care providers, Mr. Hurt is also very familiar with the legal issues facing such providers. Mr. Hurt enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List, 2005, 2006, 2011-2014 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States in the area of Employment & Labor, 2011-2016
  • Kansas Bar Association Employment Law Section - Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management National and Johnson County Chapters
Community Involvement
  • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
  • Hawthorne View Neighborhood Association

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  • Mr. Hurt chaired the labor and employment department in his former firm for more than 10 years. He has guided numerous businesses through federal wage/hour audits achieving significant reductions of Department of Labor back pay and penalty determinations. He has successfully investigated and defended more than 100 EEOC and local agency discrimination charges, and has obtained favorable results for employers in lawsuits involving claims of discrimination and harassment, breach of employment contract, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He provided on-site strike preparation and strike management advice to a large company during the first strike in its history and has significant arbitration experience.

Martin & Churchill, Chartered, Wichita, KS, 1989-2009-Attorney, Shareholder, Management Committee

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  • How the Proposed Changes to the White-Collar FLSA Exemptions WILL Impact Your Business (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Seminar)
  • Back to the FMLA Basics (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Seminar)
  • When the FMLA Gets Tough: Handling Complex Leave Scenarios (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Seminar)
  • Managing Leaves of Absence without Taking Leave of Your Senses (Foulston Siefkin, Employment Law Seminar)
  • An FLSA Audit Is Coming – Be Prepared Before DOL Arrives (Foulston Siefkin Employment Law Seminar)
  • Wage & Hour Issues You Need to Know About (Foulston Siefkin Employment Law Seminar)
  • "What to Save, What to Shred: What New Laws Say about Handling Personnel Files" (M. Lee Smith Publishers, Audio Conference 2009-2010)
  • Leave Issues and the Difficult Employee. Intermittent Leave, Absenteeism, and Other Complicating Issues (Foulston Siefkin, Employment Law Seminar - Overland Park)
  • The FLSA: What All HR Professionals Need to Know (HR Basics) (Foulston Siefkin, Employment Law Seminar - Wichita)
  • Common Wage and Hour Issues (Kansas Adult Care Executives)
  • Employment Law Update (Kansas Society of Human Resource Management Annual Meeting)
  • Federal and State Employment Law Update (Martin & Churchill Annual Employment, 1995-2008)
  • Recent Kansas Employment Cases (Wichita Chapter Society of Human Resource Management)
  • Handling the Wage/Hour Audit (Wichita Bar Association)

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2014 2012
  • Another shot across the bow: NLRB challenges ‘at-will’ statements
    -Kansas Employment Law Letter
  • Water district’s firing of whistleblower all wet, court says
    -Kansas Employment Law Letter

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