In recent years Mr. Owensby has been regularly retained by labor and employment lawyers in the region to serve as mediator or arbitrator in employment cases. The state and federal courts have assigned several cases to Mr. Owensby to mediate, arbitrate or conduct other alternative dispute resolution efforts. .
Jeffery Owensby is partner in the firm of Rediger McHugh & Owensby LLP.
Since 1982 Mr. Owensby has represented employers in all types of employment cases and has litigated and tried a variety of cases in the State and Federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Mr. Owensby also advises employers on employment practices and policies including: discrimination and harassment issues, drug testing, employee rights of privacy, wage and hour practices, discipline and dismissal, various statutory leave rights and responsibilities, interactive processes with disabled employees, plant closings and myriad other issues.
He is a 1979 honors graduate of the University of San Francisco. He took his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1982.
Mr. Owensby also has a traditional labor law practice in which he represents employers in matters related to management/union relations. In that aspect of his practice he represents employers in grievance proceedings, negotiates collective bargaining agreements and advises employers regarding rights and obligations under federal labor law. He has also advised employers on strategies to protect their interests in dealings with unions and employee associations. He has taught numerous classes to human resource professionals, employers and lawyers on various employment and workplace issues.
Martindale Hubble has awarded Jeffrey the rating of “AV Preeminent” – as a result of other lawyers’ ranking of his abilities, conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.