James A. Prozzi is a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh Office of Jackson Lewis P.C., where he represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law and manages the Pittsburgh office’s litigation practice. 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.
He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
He is currently a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Guide to the FLSA, published by Thompson Publishing Group, Inc.
He 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.
He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Pennsylvania Delegate, White House Conference on Small Business, 1986
•Issue Expert, Pennsylvania Governor's Conference on Small Business
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]