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James P. Verdi


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James Verdi is an Associate in the Cleveland, Ohio office of Jackson Lewis P.C. James focuses his practice on representing employers in employment litigation and labor relations matters including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, unlawful discrimination, accommodation, and leave issues.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Verdi worked for the United States Postal Service, the nation’s second largest employer, where he first-chaired more than 20 administrative employment hearings and national arbitrations. He provided advice on various employment matters including terminations, leave, accommodations, OSHA compliance, collective bargaining, and workplace investigations.

While attending law school, Mr. Verdi was a managing editor for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and a member of the Corporations Moot Court Team. Mr. Verdi won the Topper Eagle Award for his significant contribution to the Moot Court Program. As an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, Mr. Verdi served as a student coach for the Ohio State Football team and received the First Year Outstanding Leader Award.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

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September 3, 2019

Philip Rosen, Jonathan Spitz and James Verdi Author "Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers"

September 3, 2019

Philip Rosen, Jonathan Spitz and James Verdi author "Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 17, 2019

Access to Private Property: Labor Board Rules Girl Scout Cookies and Union Protesters are Different

September 17, 2019

A nonemployee’s solicitation for charitable or civic causes on an employer’s property is not the equivalent of a nonemployee union representative’s engaging in a protest soliciting customers to boycott an employer or in union organizing on the property, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held. Kroger Limited Partnership, 368... Read More

August 13, 2019

Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers

August 13, 2019

Substantially overhauling its labor law, Mexico has enacted legislation that prohibits employer interference with workers’ rights, protects employees’ right to join or not join a union, and requires unions to secure employee support. In order to implement these changes, Mexico must create new courts, a new federal agency, and even more... Read More

April 15, 2019

Revamp of Mexico’s Federal Labor Laws: What U.S. Employers Need to Know

April 15, 2019

Employers with operations in Mexico must brace themselves for significant changes in the labor laws in their workplace. Mexico is expected to pass legislation that will effectively overhaul the country’s labor laws to a standard similar to that in the United States. The changes will reshape Mexico’s labor relations for a generation.... Read More

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Sweeping Labor Law Reform in Mexico Empowers Unions Creating Serious Challenges for U.S. Companies

May 15, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Jun 25

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NLRB Replaces Its Test for Distinguishing Between Employees and Independent Contractors

James Verdi and Sabrina Brown discuss the recent test for determining independent contractors under the NLRA.

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Mar 19

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The NLRB’s Analysis on Accretion of Unrepresented Employees

James Verdi and Doriyon Glass discuss the NLRB’s recent analysis on accretion of unrepresented employees and lessons for employers. 

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Oct 23

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Intermittent FMLA Leave

Corey Donovan Tracey and James Verdi discuss managing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) intermittent leave.

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