Danny Jarrett is a Shareholder in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a New Mexico native and has been certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the New Mexico Supreme Board of Legal Specialization since August of 2008.
Mr. Jarrett previously served as vice-president and corporate counsel for a national healthcare company. His duties included managing all operations of a multi-state company with over 400 employees, overseeing all human resources functions, and organizing corporate restructuring.
Mr. Jarrett's legal practice focuses on counseling and representing employers, government entities and Native American tribal organizations regarding labor and employment disputes. His experience involves Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA and Davis-Bacon Act wage issues. He has successfully represented clients before the NLRB, the EEOC, and the WCA. He has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements, on behalf of management, with various unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Operating Engineers and the Teamsters. He has represented management's interests in union organizational campaigns, including organizing attempts by the Communication Workers of America, the Teamsters and the Painters and Glazers Union, as well as in response to Unfair Labor Practice charges of all types. Mr. Jarrett assisted in setting up a double-breasted operation for a large, regional construction company. He also represented the State Bar of New Mexico and set national precedent when the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to oversee a representation election involving State Bar employees and the Communication Workers of America.
While attending law school, he served as a staff editor of The New Mexico Law Review. He attended the University of New Mexico as the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.
Mr. Jarrett was an elected member of the Board of Bar Commissioners of the State Bar of New Mexico, the group of peer-elected attorneys who govern the Bar. As a Bar Commissioner, Mr. Jarrett served on the Personnel Committee and as liaison to the Board of Bar Examiners. Mr. Jarrett has also served as an elected board member and as chair of the Bar's Employment and Labor Section and its Indian Law Section.
Honors and Recognitions
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Director, Junior Achievement of New Mexico, educating the community's youth about financial literacy and free enterprise
•UNM School of Law Alumni Board
•Nationally certified youth football coach and youth baseball umpire and served for many years as Board Secretary, Director and as counsel for the New Mexico Young America Football League
• Marijuana Ballot Questions Mean More Questions for Employers, Albuquerque Business First (October 2014) [Quoted]
• Proposed Legislation Would Hurt Employers, Workers, Albuquerque Journal (December 2008) [Author]
• NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction in Indian Country, Part II, State Bar of New Mexico, Indian Law Section Newsletter (October 2007) [Co-Author]
• Final USERRA Regulations Issued by DOL, New Mexico Business Journal (June 2006) [Co-Author]
• 2005 Legal Update Regarding Issues Impacting Native American Gaming, Native American Casino (April 2006) [Co-Author]
• USERRA Compels Employer Regard for Military Service, New Mexico Business Journal (October 2005) [Co-Author]
• NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction in Indian Country, Casino Lawyer (Summer 2005) [Author]
March 26, 2014
New Mexico Mandates Human Trafficking Poster for Employers
March 26, 2014
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014. Employers subject to the state Minimum Wage Act must post a...
December 20, 2013
New Mexico Supreme Court Holds Same-Sex Couples Allowed to Marry
December 20, 2013
The State of New Mexico “is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections, and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” the New Mexico Supreme Court has held in a landmark decision. Griego v. Oliver, No. 34,306 (N.M. Dec. 19, 2013...
November 19, 2012
Albuquerque Voters Pass Increase to Minimum Wage
November 19, 2012
By a two-to-one ratio, voters in the City of Albuquerque decided in the November 6 General Election to amend The Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance to raise the City's minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $8.50 per hour effective January 1, 2013. The amended Ordinance also requires a cost-of-living (COL) adjustment to the minimum...
In the News
May 19, 2015 Chambers & Partners
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
May 19, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...
February 26, 2015 PBS
Danny Jarrett Discusses Family-Friendly Work Environments
February 26, 2015
Danny Jarrett discusses family-friendly work environments on PBS' Public Square. View video (subscription may be required) (New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization Recognized Specialist in Labor and Employment)