James N. Foster, Jr.

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James N. Foster, Jr., practices in all areas of labor and employment law representing employers exclusively in negotiations, and in litigation before the courts, National Labor Relations Board, and the National Mediation Board. In representing and serving the firm’s clientele, Jim relies upon his legal education, his tenure as a Field Attorney with Region 14 of the National Labor Relations Board, and over thirty (30) years of experience in private practice.

In the arena of traditional labor law Mr. Foster provides multiple services, which include representing employers in negotiations, proceedings before the NLRB and NMB, including NLRB unfair labor practices, statutory remedial issues, statutory priority cases such as secondary boycotts, and NLRB representation proceedings, inclusive of post-election challenge and objection proceedings. With respect to established bargaining relationships, he has a broad range of experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, in providing legal advice regarding strikes, and in obtaining state and federal court injunctions.

Mr. Foster also handles all facets of employment law, including employment discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He has appeared and litigated cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies throughout the country. In addition, he advises clients on employment-related matters such as personnel policies, daily human resources issues, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Foster’s extensive airline and railroad industry background under the Railway Labor Act includes the representation of major carriers in litigation before the federal courts, in arbitration before the adjustment board and in representation matters before the National Mediation Board.

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James N. Foster, Jr.

Kansas City Joins Several States and Municipalities in Banning the Box

By James N. Foster, Jr. on May 21, 2018

Effective June 9, 2018, a new Kansas City, Missouri ordinance places restrictions on an employer’s inquiries into, and the use of, criminal record information. The...

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Municipal and Public Law
  • Healthcare
  • Appellate Work
  • Policies, Procedures, & Handbooks
  • Training
  • Jury Trial & Arbitration
  • Employment and Labor Law Education
  • Compliance & Ethics

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
314-567-7350  Phone
University Attended:
St. Louis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976; Recipient, Danforth Foundation Metropolitan Leadership Fellowship, 1974-1976
Law School Attended:
St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; United States District Court, Western District of Missouri; United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; United States District Court, Western District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Colorado; United States District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1979, Missouri; Supreme Court of the United States; United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Professional Associations

Bar Association of Metro St Louis, Chairman (1990 - 1991) of Labor and Employment Law Section
The Missouri Bar, Member, Federal Practice Committee, Eastern District of Missouri (1990 -)
The Missouri Bar, Member
St. Louis Youth Soccer Association, Board of Directors, St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (2000 - 2003)
Board of Directors, The University Club of St. Louis (2003 - 2005)
Member, Railway Labor Act Subcommittee, ABA Labor and Employment Committee
Member, Conference of Airline and Railroad Labor Lawyers (CORALL)
American Public Transportation Association, Member, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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