"Effective legal representation requires dedication, attention to detail and creative problem-solving. These are the skills I use to help clients obtain excellent results."
Jacqueline’s employment law practice is focused in two key areas: FLSA and wage and hour compliance matters; and the defense of health professionals and healthcare systems in employment-related disputes.
FLSA/Wage and Hour Compliance
Wage and hour disputes can result in significant liability for employers and cause major disruptions to a company’s daily operations. Laws favoring employee-plaintiffs and the availability of information are just two of the factors contributing to an increased number of class and collective actions and individual lawsuits. Adding to the complexities companies face in managing their employees is uncertainty regarding ever-changing regulations and guidelines for compliance. Having knowledgeable, creative and results-oriented counsel is critical to an employer’s success when navigating employee compensation issues and wage and hour litigation.
An experienced trial attorney, Jacqueline helps businesses and individuals prevent and resolve complex disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wage and hour compliance.
Employment Disputes in the Healthcare Industry
Jacqueline’s employment law practice also focuses on counseling healthcare and other entities in connection with credentialing, peer review, physician discipline, employee termination, and other employment matters and on HIPAA and privacy-related matters. She has experience in contract negotiation and interpretation, and in the successful enforcement of contracts through litigation.
In service to the Hirschler clients, Jacqueline also handles real estate litigation and complex family law matters, including divorces and premarital agreements.
Named among the “Best Lawyers,” Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019
Named to “Legal Elite,” (Family/Domestic Relations) Virginia Business, 2013-2014, 2016-2018
Named a “Rising Star,” Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014 and 2015
Defended national outsourcing company in collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Represented several hospital systems in Fair Hearings and peer review actions taken against physicians
Represented dental practices in investigating and handling employee misconduct
Represented several companies in defense of EEOC claims
Represented companies and individuals in connection with noncompete agreements
Represented health care facility in defense of employee claims and appeals before the Virginia Employment Commission
Represented physician practice in enforcement of employee contracts
Represented hospital system in connection with DMAS audit
Represented physicians in disciplinary and licensing matters
Represented developer in defense of easement rights
Counseling and representation of individuals in estate and will contests
Represented numerous individuals in the preparation and negotiation of premarital agreements
Counseling and representation of high net worth individuals in complex divorces, including those involving business/partnership valuation
- Jacqueline Hedblom Discusses Challenges for Employers When Defending Against Alleged FLSA Violations, Healthcare Risk Management Magazine06.07.2019
- Hirschler Fleischer Launches Data Privacy and Security Practice To Support Small to Midsize Businesses04.21.2015
- Ivins and Hedblom Co-Author "Telemedicine: The Intersection of Convenience and Policy Poses Difficult Challenges for the Courts," Inside Healthcare - Winter/Spring 201602.2016
Beyond the Law
Beyond the Law
Prior to law school, Jacqueline served as an advocate for abused children through the Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. In 2001, she was recognized by the Virginia General Assembly for her service.
As Miss Virginia 2000, Jacqueline traveled more than 40,000 miles throughout the Commonwealth speaking on a wide variety of topics, including child advocacy and the CASA program. She went on to serve as vice president of the Chesterfield CASA Board of Directors and as a member of the Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) Board.
Jacqueline is currently serving on a gubernatorial Commission for a Monument on Capitol Square to Honor the Contributions of Virginia’s Women – a monument that will be the first of its kind in the United States.
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
James Madison University, B.A.
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- Jacqueline Hedblom Discusses Challenges for Employers When Defending Against Alleged FLSA Violations, Healthcare Risk Management Magazine
- Achievement41 Hirschler Attorneys Named Among Virginia's Legal Elite
- Achievement25 Hirschler Fleischer Lawyers Named to 2019 Best Lawyers®, 4 Named “Lawyers of the Year”