Jim practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.
Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.
He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law. Jim writes, lectures and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He has been a workplace law resource for several media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, WMUR, NPR, NH Business Review and Business NH Magazine. Most recently, he was asked to present again this year at the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Annual Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., as well as their national convention in New Orleans, LA.
He is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. Jim is also the creator and serves as the managing editor of Good Company, Sheehan Phinney’s quarterly e-newsletter, which features articles on legal developments and best practices in business.