James M. Stone: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

James M. Stone

Office Managing Principal
Cleveland,  OH  U.S.A.
Phone216-750-4307

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • International Employment Issues
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Automotive
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
 
University Ohio State University, B.A., 1976 National Merit Scholar
 
Law SchoolCleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1986 Research Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
 
Admitted1986, Ohio; 2004, Michigan; 1987, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2007, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
 
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Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Northeast Ohio Human Resource Planning Society
Ohio Management Lawyers Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Manufacturers Association, HR Committee
Society for Human Resource Managemen

 
Born1952
 
Biography

James M. Stone is Office Managing Principal of the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. With more than 25 years of experience in labor and employment law, he has conducted more than 120 negotiations with unions, defended hundreds of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other claims in court and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, and Department of Labor.

Mr. Stone has defended companies against a broad range of challenges including wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour actions, large multi-plaintiff discrimination claims, as well as counseling large, middle market, and smaller clients in a wide variety of employment and labor law matters. Several recent matters handled by Mr. Stone and his colleagues have been reported in the national media, including major cases involving the use of neutrality agreements in the automotive industry in Michigan.

He has also litigated a large number of employment cases through trial or dismissal, including those involving restructuring and reductions in force and restructuring of benefits. He has counseled clients and written on topics as diverse as the ADA, ADEA, WARN Act, the Railway Labor Act, the FMLA, sexual harassment, and other forms of discrimination, non-competition agreements, wrongful discharge, and hiring practices. Mr. Stone also has extensive familiarity with certain international employment law issues, especially those of Canada.

Mr. Stone is particularly knowledgeable about the manufacturing, transportation, automotive, health care, gaming, hospitality and steel industries. He often consults with clients regarding the legal aspects of employment terminations and downsizing. Mr. Stone believes that clients should take a pragmatic approach to their employment relations, combining the best practices from human resource, labor relations, and legal strategies, while aggressively defending themselves against unwarranted attacks on their management rights. Mr. Stone has also provided representation and advice in many successful union avoidance campaigns, labor negotiations, arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges and actions involving neutrality agreements.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Stone was chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Group at a prominent regional law firm with more than 130 lawyers. Mr. Stone has been extensively quoted in the local and national media on employment and labor matters, including in the last two years, several interviews in HR Magazine, HR Executive, Ideas and Trends, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Bar Journal, Crain's Cleveland Business, and WCPN Public Radio. He is a past contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law.

Honors and Recognitions

Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Trustee and Chairman of Human Resource Committee
•Chicago-Toledo-Cleveland Rail Task Force, Advisory Committee
•Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland), Board of Directors

Published Works

The Developing Labor Law. BNA, 1994. [Contributing Editor]
• Taking Sides In Neutrality, Cleveland Bar Journal (April 2005) [Author]

Publications

August 28, 2015

Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status

August 28, 2015

A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). One of the most significant decisions issued by the Board in recent years, it is likely to impact the

April 15, 2014

Arbitration Clause Survives Termination of Contractor Agreement, Federal Court Rules

April 15, 2014

An arbitration clause survived the termination of the underlying agreement even though the clause was not specifically referenced in the agreement's survival clause, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, has ruled in a case of first impression among the federal circuit courts. Huffman et al. v. Hilltop Cos

April 24, 2013

Age Discrimination Not Evidenced by Age-Related Comments, Federal Appeals Court Concludes

April 24, 2013

Affirming summary judgment in favor of the employer in an age discrimination action under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that age-related statements allegedly made to an employee were not direct evidence of discrimination

Blogs

California Workplace Law

Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status
September 2, 2015

A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015).

By James M. Stone, Philip B. Rosen, Roger S. Kaplan, Howard M. Bloom and Kathleen Tinnerello

In the News

August 28, 2015

SHRM

James Stone Discusses NLRB's Changes to Joint-Employer Standard

August 28, 2015

James Stone discusses the NLRB's changes to the joint-employer standard in SHRM's Union Organization Eased Under NLRB's Broader Definition of 'Joint Employer.' Subscription may be required to view article

August 27, 2015

The Daily Caller

James Stone Discusses Implications of Changes to Joint-Employer Standard

August 27, 2015

James Stone discusses implications of the NLRB's changes to the joint-employer standard in The Daily Caller's NLRB Upends Franchising and Contracting in Landmark Case. Subscription may be required to view article

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

 
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Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status
Howard M. Bloom,Roger S. Kaplan,Philip B. Rosen,James M. Stone,Kathleen M. Tinnerello, September 1, 2015
A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). One of the most significant decisions issued by the Board in...


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James M. Stone

6100 Oak Tree Boulevard, Suite 400
ClevelandOH 44131




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