Mr. James C. Pennington: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mr. James C. Pennington

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    Labor and Employment
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    National Labor Relat...
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    Education Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 205-328-1900
Fax: 205-328-6000
University Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., cum laude, 1987
Law SchoolVanderbilt University, J.D., 1990
Admitted1990, Alabama
Memberships Alabama State Bar; American Bar Association; Birmingham Bar Association; National Association of College and University Attorneys; Society for Human Resource Management.
Reported CasesHolt v. Lewis, 109 F.3d 771 (11th Cir.) cert. denied 522 U.S. 817 (1997); Tippins v. Honda Mfg. of Alabama, LLC, 523 Fed. Appx. 641, 21 WH Cases 2d 240 (11th Cir. 2013); Killinger v. Samford Univ., 113 F.3d 196 (11th Cir. 1997); Gamble v. Aramark Unif. Servs., 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 25477 (11th Cir.) (Ala., May 19, 2005); Myricks v. Fed. Reserve Bank of Atl., 480 F.3d 1036, 100 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1, 89 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P42, 731 (11th Cir. 2007); Mencer v. Hammonds, 134 F.3d 1066 (11th Cir. 1998); Alexander v. Hammonds, 29 F.3d 642 (11th Cir. 1994); Jones v. Stevens Graphics, 40 F.3d 390 (11th Cir. 1994); Powell v. Gorham, 2013 WL 3151632 (N.D. Ala. 2013); McCay v. Drummond Company, Inc., 823 F.Supp 2d 1221 (N.D. Ala. 2011), aff'd, 509 Fed. Appx. 944 (11th Cir. 2013); Bradford v. Regions Bank, 2015 WL 247736 (N.D. Ala. 2015); Allen v. Victoria's Secret Stores, LLC, 559 Fed. Appx. 882 (S.D. Ala. 2014); Glanton v. Michelin N. Am. USA, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139705 (M.D. Ala., Dec. 1, 2011); Miller v. Houston Cnty. Bd. of Educ., et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19394 (M.D. Ala. 2008); Dews v. Troy Univ., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49572 , 2007 WL 2012825 (M.D. Ala., June 13, 2006); Shelby v. GE, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26472 (M.D. Ala. 2003); Williams v. Drummond Co., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22759 (N.D. Ala. 1998); McBride v. Wilcox Cnty. Bd. of Educ., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9870 (S.D. Ala. 1995);

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The NLRB Goes Back to Church (Schools), Gets Entangled
John Richard Carrigan,James C. Pennington, September 2, 2015
In our June 2015 blog post, “NLRB Moves to Assert Jurisdiction Over Religious Educational Institutions,” we reported that Regional Directors of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were beginning to exercise jurisdiction over religiously-affiliated colleges and...

NLRB Moves to Assert Jurisdiction Over Religious Educational Institutions
Lisa Karen Atkins,John Richard Carrigan,James C. Pennington, July 1, 2015
Before December of 2014, religious colleges and universities could generally assume that under the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “substantial religious character” test, the NLRB would decline to assert jurisdiction over them because of their religious missions. The...

NLRB Finally Finds Facebook Activity That It Doesn’t “Like”
James C. Pennington, December 2, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally found a Facebook conversation it couldn’t bring itself to “Like.” In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014), the NLRB held that a Facebook conversation between two employees was so egregious...

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420 20th Street North, Suite 1900
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