“Clients are seeking multi-dimensional solutions to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges. Our role is to anticipate and prepare the right resources to meet their rapidly evolving needs.”
Jim has been the CEO of Harris Beach since 2005. He has overseen the expansion of the firm into a leading regional law firm with nationally recognized practices and consulting subsidiaries, achieving fifty percent revenue growth during that time and thirty percent growth in the number of attorneys and consultants.
Jim counsels clients in all areas of employee relations, including employment discrimination, employee discipline/termination, wage and hour issues, compliance with federal and state labor laws and other laws affecting the employer-employee relationship, counseling on employment policies and procedures, contract administration, collective bargaining, arbitration, and improper practice/unfair labor practice proceedings.
A substantial portion of Jim’s practice involves representation of school districts on the above labor and employment issues as well as on general education, civil service and general municipal law matters. He advises school districts on Open Meetings Law and Freedom of Information Law issues. He counsels school districts on all union and employment matters and appears before the Public Employment Relations Board, Commissioner of Education and state and federal courts.