Jon Newman is a partner in the firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P., concentrating his practice in the area of employment law, civil litigation and workers compensation. He is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts and the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Jon has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the category of Workers Compensation - Employers, and was named Best Lawyer's 2014-15 Wichita Workers Compensation - Employers Lawyer of the Year.
Jon represents clients in employment matters in federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies. He handles all types of employment law issues, including wage and hour violations, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Kansas Wage Payment Act (KWPA). Jon represents both individuals and corporations, including in the context of class action law suits. He also handles claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, harassment, FMLA and other issues. Jon consults with clients on the front end to avoid costly litigation in the future by ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. He assists clients in preparation of employee handbooks and policies, employment contracts, and severance agreements.
Jon handles general civil litigation in both state and federal courts such as personal injury and property loss claims.
He is a frequent lecturer to national, regional and local businesses and legal professionals in Kansas regarding various legal issues.
A member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar associations since 1995, Jon has also served in various leadership roles. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Kansas Self-Insurers Association, and is a Kansas Representative to the National Workers Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN).
Taking an active role in his community, Jon served on the Kansas Humane Society Board of Directors as Chairman for 2012-2013. In 2005, Jon was selected to receive the Wichita Business Journal "40 Under 40" award for his community and professional accomplishments.
Jon received a B.S. in Journalism from Kansas University and his J.D., with honors, from Washburn University School of Law. While in law school, he worked on a treatise regarding health information management. Prior to attending law school, Jon worked in the advertising and publishing fields. Jon joined Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. in 1997.