James R. Holland II: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

James R. Holland II

Managing Partner
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 842-8770

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employment Law Training
  • Supervisor Training
  • Collective and Class Actions
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Hospitality
 
University Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.S., 1989
 
Law SchoolLouisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, J.D., 1992
 
Admitted1992, Louisiana; 1996, Missouri and Kansas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Kansas Supreme Court; Louisiana Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Missouri; Missouri Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Community

Board Member - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2008 to present
Member of Executive Committee for the Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2010 to present
Treasurer - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2010
Vice Chair - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2011-2012
Chair-Elect - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2013
Board Member for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Youth Baseball Coach
Jim is an active platelet donor recently hitting the 20 gallon mark

Professional Activities

Board Member, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Friends of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden

 
Biography

Jim Holland is managing partner of the firm's Kansas City office. Much of his time is spent counseling employers on how to avoid workplace issues before they become lawsuits.

Jim works as a partner with his clients and focuses his advice on helping them navigate employment issues with as little disruption to their operations as possible.

When lawsuits cannot be avoided, however, Jim has litigated cases in federal and state courts across the country and handled more than 200 labor arbitrations. Jim works with his clients to obtain practical, business solutions to their employment problems and lawsuits.

Jim has been actively involved with the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce for several years and has served as a member of the Chamber Board of Directors since 2008. He is currently the chair-elect and will serve as Chairman of the Chamber in 2014.

Recognition

AV Peer Review rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2012

News/Media

Should Companies Play or Pay on Affordable Care Act?
April 2, 2013

The Year Ahead in Employment Law
February 1, 2013

Become a Resume Lie Detector
October 21, 2012

Tough Times Ahead for Employers
January 17, 2012

Make Sure Unpaid Interns Pass Federal Test
May 30, 2011

In Wake Of Court Ruling On Privacy Issue, All Employers Need Employee Tech Policies
September 14, 2010

Eye on Washington
February 1, 2010

Five Ways to Enhance Hiring Procedures
August 11, 2009

Guide to Managing an OSHA Investigation
July 1, 2009

Going Green at Work: An Action Plan
May 1, 2009

Lawyer Advises Employers on How to Navigate New Labor Laws
March 23, 2009

Dealing with Romance in the Workplace
February 2, 2009

Avoid Talking Politics in the Office
October 6, 2008

Taking Politics Out of the Office
October 1, 2008

Creating and Managing a Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry
March 3, 2008

Welcome to the Team! Formal Programs That Orient New Employees to the Workplace Pay Dividends in Productivity and Retention
March 3, 2008

Avoiding Lawsuits With an Arbitration Policy
February 1, 2008

Outlook for Employment Law Development This Year
January 22, 2008

Ask the Right Questions - and Take the Question Out of Hiring
January 1, 2008

Policies Can Legally Encourage Healthy Employees
September 1, 2007

Name, Rank and Serial Number: What You Should and Should Not Disclose When Providing References for Terminated Employees
July 1, 2007

Avoiding the Forbidden Zones of Interviewing
June 1, 2007

Handle These With Care
Do-it-Yourself Release Agreements Spawn New Litigation
May 15, 2007

Family Responsibility Discrimination Lawsuits: Protect Your Business From the Latest Lawsuit Trend
May 1, 2007

Beware the Employee Blogger
May 1, 2007

Employers Should Monitor Employee Internet Use
February 1, 2007

Employers Should Think Carefully When Installing Surveillance
November 20, 2006

Handling Harassment and Discrimination Complaints
June 1, 2006

Surviving an OFCCP Compliance Review
October 1, 2005

Winning Against Your Goliath Competitors
June 1, 2005

Quotes and Soundbites

How To Avoid March Madness Legal Issues
March 10, 2014

Jim Holland Explains Love Contacts On 98.1 KMBZ News
February 14, 2014

More Employers Bet That Basketball Pools Aren't Bad
February 5, 2014

No Bullies Allowed
January 30, 2014

Obamacare Issues Top 2014 List
January 10, 2014

What Can HR Expect In 2014? Regs, Rulings, Reform And More
January 10, 2014

Bullying in the Workplace
November 13, 2013

Testing the Lines of Communication with 'Remote' Workers
March 5, 2013

How to Manage Workers' Compensation Costs
December 22, 2011

Jobs Act's Hiring Protections May Expose Businesses To Suit
October 14, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Becoming A Resume Lie Detector
June 1, 2013

Name, Rank and Serial Number: What You Should And Should Not Disclose When Providing References
November 1, 2012

Interviewing The Pawn Stars Way
February 1, 2012

Managing Workers' Compensation Costs
October 1, 2011

Arbitration Can Save Time and Money
May 1, 2011

Is It Time For You To Adopt An Arbitration Policy?
December 1, 2009

Creating and Managing a Diverse Workforce
March 1, 2009

Community

Board Member - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2008 to present
Member of Executive Committee for the Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2010 to present
Treasurer - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2010
Vice Chair - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2011-2012
Chair-Elect - Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce - 2013
Board Member for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Youth Baseball Coach
Jim is an active platelet donor recently hitting the 20 gallon mark

Quotes and Soundbites

How To Avoid March Madness Legal Issues
March 10, 2014

Jim Holland Explains Love Contacts On 98.1 KMBZ News
February 14, 2014

More Employers Bet That Basketball Pools Aren't Bad
February 5, 2014

No Bullies Allowed
January 30, 2014

Obamacare Issues Top 2014 List
January 10, 2014

What Can HR Expect In 2014? Regs, Rulings, Reform And More
January 10, 2014

Bullying in the Workplace
November 13, 2013

Testing the Lines of Communication with 'Remote' Workers
March 5, 2013

How to Manage Workers' Compensation Costs
December 22, 2011

Jobs Act's Hiring Protections May Expose Businesses To Suit
October 14, 2011

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Win Jury Trial and Important Appellate Ruling Under Missouri Human Rights Act; Reported Cases; Tisch v. DST Systems, WD 73454 (Mo.App. W.D. 4/3/2012); McNeil v. Mo. Annual Conference, 412 Fed.Appx.912 (8th Cir. 2011); Hall v. Interstate Brands Corp., 395 Fed.Appx. 519 (8th Cir. 2010); McKinzy v. Interstate Brands Corp., 367 Fed. Appx. 912 (8th Cir. 2010); Bryant v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 432 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2005); Bausman v. Interstate Brands Corporation, 252 F.3d 1111 (10th Cir. 2001); DeFoe v. Sprint/United Management Company, 196 F.R.D. 392 (D. Kan. 2000); Moroney v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 70 F. Supp. 2d 1267 (D. Kan. 1999); Murphy v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 527 U.S. 516 (1999); Jackson v. Yellow Logistics, Inc. et. al., 24 F. Supp. 2d 1206 (D. Kan. 1998); Jackson v. Yellow Technology Services, Inc., et. al., 988 F. Supp. 1399 (D. Kan. 1998)
 
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James R. Holland II

4900 Main Street
Kansas CityMO 64112




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