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James A. Prozzi


P 412-338-5185
F 412-232-3441


James A. Prozzi is a Principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Mr. Prozzi has advised employers in matters such as union organizational campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, employment discrimination law, wage and hour law, labor arbitrations, labor negotiations and wrongful discharge law. He is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on various issues involving labor and employment law before bar association groups, business groups, and college and law students.

His experience with novel issues in labor and employment law includes litigating leading cases involving the "comparable worth" claim under federal discrimination law, the definition of "joint employer" under federal labor law, and the definition of a professional employee under the federal wage and hour law.

Mr. Prozzi was a Pennsylvania delegate to the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business and served as an Issue Expert at the 1988 Pennsylvania Governor's Conference on Small Business.

Mr. Prozzi is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching Labor Law.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Guide to the FLSA, published by Thompson Publishing Group, Member of Editorial Advisory Board

Published Works

  • "Friend, Defender and Brother: Michael Musmanno and the Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti," Lawyers Journal (September 20, 2002) [Author]
  • "Flexible and Contingent: Watchwords for A Changing Workforce," Law Governance Review (Winter 1998) [Author]
  • "A 'True and Adorable' Faith: Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Gettysburg Battlefield," Pittsburgh Legal Journal (August 16, 1996) [Author]
  • "The Effect of Extra Pay on the Overtime Exemption for Managerial Employees: The Roots of Court Confusion and Employer Uncertainty," Labor Law Journal (April 1994) [Author]
  • "Docking the Pay of Managerial Employees: The Wage and Hour Law's Potential Trap for the Employer," Labor Law Journal (July 1991) [Author]
  • "Overtime Pay and the Managerial Employee: Still A 'Twilight Zone of Uncertainty,'" Labor Law Journal (March 1990) [Author]
  • "The Right to Replace Workers: Should Mackay Be Overturned?" The National Law Journal (December 13, 1988) [Author]
  • "Policy Arguments Against Unjust Dismissal Legislation," The Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter (June 1, 1987) [Author]
  • "Employer's Right to Replace Strikers is Re-examined in Growing Debate," The National Law Journal (May 16, 1986) [Author]
  • "Partial Strikes and The National Labor Relations Act," Labor Law Journal (May 1986) [Author]
  • "Pay Bill is a Rerun of '62 Debate," Pennsylvania Law Journal-Reporter (May 27, 1985) [Author]
  • "The NLRB Adopts New Standard for Assessing Strike Misconduct," The National Law Journal (November 5, 1984) [Author]
  • "Lockouts and Unemployment Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania: Time to Change the Law," Pittsburgh Legal Journal (1983) [Author]

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April 22, 2016

Labor Department: Changes to Interpretation of Advice Exemption Apply Only to Agreements, Arrangements Entered Into After July 1

April 22, 2016

The United States Department of Labor published its final rule relating to “persuader” activity under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act on March 24, 2016. Under the DOL’s new interpretation, employers/clients as well as consultants/attorneys would be required to report to the DOL all arrangements in... Read More

March 23, 2016

DOL’s Rule Redefining LMRDA ‘Advice Exception’ and Expanding Types of Activities Considered Persuasive, Reportable is Finalized – Effective Late April 2016

March 23, 2016

The United States Department of Labor has announced that it will publish its final rule relating to “persuader” activity under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) on March 24, 2016, almost five years after first proposing it. The rule (which was opposed by the American Bar Association, Association of... Read More