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James M. McDonnell

Principal
Morristown

P 973-451-6351
F 973-540-9015
McdonneJ@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

James M. McDonnell is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation, including restrictive covenants, class-actions, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims.

Mr. McDonnell regularly represents employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. Mr. McDonnell has successfully represented clients in matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • The Federalist Society
  • Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Committee
  • Sidney Reitman Inn of Court
  • William J. Brennan Inn of Court

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December 14, 2017
SHRM

Robyn Aversa, Richard Cino and James McDonnell Author "New Jersey Bill Would Revise Anti-Bias Law to Limit Employment Agreements"

December 14, 2017

Robyn Aversa, Richard Cino and James McDonnell author "New Jersey Bill Would Revise Anti-Bias Law to Limit Employment Agreements," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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April 13, 2018

New Jersey Legislature Passes Paid Sick Leave Bill

April 13, 2018

On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey State Senate, by a vote of 24-12, passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which passed the Assembly last month by a 50-24 margin, requires businesses of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to employees during an employer-established benefit year. The Act, which... Read More

April 12, 2018

Double Take: NJ Governor Poised to Enact Equal Pay Act on Equal Pay Day

April 12, 2018

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to sign the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”) into law. Senate Bill S-104, reintroduced in this legislative session, contains sweeping changes to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), including, among other items, a prohibition against discrimination with respect... Read More

January 25, 2018

New Jersey Tipped Employee Cash Minimum Wage Raise under Consideration

January 25, 2018

A bill to increase the hourly cash minimum wage paid to tipped employees in New Jersey has been introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly. Currently, New Jersey employers may pay a tipped employee a cash minimum wage of $2.13 an hour and satisfy the remainder of the minimum wage ($8.60 an hour, effective January 1, 2018) through... Read More

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NJ Governor Poised to Enact Equal Pay Act
April 17, 2018

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to sign the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”) into law. Read More

New Jersey Legislature Passes Paid Sick Leave Bill
April 13, 2018

On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey State Senate, by a vote of 24-12, passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). Read More