Sandra L. Jonas



Sandra Jonas is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice area. Sandra will focus her practice on representing and counseling employers and employees in their pre-trial, trial and appellate matters throughout the United States and before administrative agencies. Many of Sandra’s clients are Texas-based entities from a wide range of industries, including electric utilities, retail, hotel chains, technology companies, residential retirement facilities, biomedical, car dealerships, insurance, gaming and hospitality. She provides assistance with matters involving all types of discrimination as well as laws governing safety, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, and wage and hour issues. In addition, she counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies.   

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas


  • The University of Texas School of Law (2015)
    • Inductee: Order of Barristers (2015)
    • Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy Award (2015)
    • Recipient, Best Overall Advocate Award, The Show Me Challenge National Mock Trial Competition (2015)
    • Interscholastic Mock Trial (2013-2015)
    • Staff Member, Development Committee, Texas International Law Journal (2013-2015)
    • UT Law Professional Development Institute (2014)
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (2013)
    • Recipient, Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing Award
    • Recipient, Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy Award
    • First Place, Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition (2013)
    • Recognized, Honors Distinction, Legal Process, Analysis and Writing (2012)
    • Volunteer, Arizona Justice Project (2013)
    • Member, Law Women's Association (2012-2013)
  • M.A., Leicester University, England (2011), with distinction
  • B.M., Thomson Rivers University at Humber College, Toronto, Canada (2005), with honors
    • Jazz Studies


  • Texas State Courts (2015)
  • Texas (2015)

Representative Matters

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Defending a trucking company in a nationwide FLSA collective action in which the plaintiffs allege they were improperly denied minimum wage because they drive and sleep in their trucks
Gardere is representing a national trucking company in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit. We are defending against claims that the truckers were misclassified by our client as independent contractors and should be compensated 24 hours a day because they
Gardere represents a national chain of fitness gyms in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit. Personal trainers employed by our client claim that they are misclassified as independent contractors and are uncompensated for off-the-clock work. Gardere is def


Workplace Posters – Maintaining Compliance with a Moving Target
10 June 2019
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Supreme Court Overtime Case Signals A Pro-Employer Shift
16 April 2018
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Court Takes Injunction on Salary Threshold Levels Under Advisement
16 November 2016
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Proposed Changes to Board Law on Employer’s Unilateral Withdrawal of Recognition
27 May 2016
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives