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Sheehan Phineey Bass Green • Manchester, New Hampshire

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Sheehan Phineey Bass Green
1000 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
phone 603-627-8217
fax  603-641-2356

Profile

Jim practices in the areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents management in organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the Firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best in Northern New England.

He has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Jim regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law. He is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. Jim is also the creator and serves as the managing editor of Good Company, Sheehan Phinney’s quarterly e-newsletter, which features articles on legal developments and best practices in business.

Activities, Awards, Acknowledgments

In 2012 Business NH Magazine named Jim one of New Hampshire's Top Attorneys in the area of Labor and Employment Law. He was the recipient of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association’s 2001 Above and Beyond Award and the 2005 Roland Roberge Corporate Citizen of the Year. Jim has been recognized for his work on behalf of employers in the State. In May 2006 the Granite State Human Resources Conference named him HR Hero for his many contributions to the field of human resources in the State. Jim is listed in Chambers USA as one of the top-tier employment lawyers in the state of New Hampshire. He was elected by his peers as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the State in a poll conducted by the New Hampshire Bar Association and published in New Hampshire Magazine. Jim was also selected again this year for the 2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers.

Memberships and Admissions

Jim is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts and administrative agencies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of Lex Mundi, an international association of law firms; and of the American, the New Hampshire and the Massachusetts Bar Associations.

Community Involvement

Jim has been a featured speaker and emcee at the annual Granite State Human Resources conferences. He chairs the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s Human Resources Exchange, serves on the Board of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association as the Board’s Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, and is the Legislative Affairs Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire. Jim is a graduate of 2006 Class of Leadership New Hampshire. He is also a Board Member of the Concord CareNet Pregnancy Center

Education

  • College: Assumption College, BA
  • Law School: New England Law Boston, JD , Cum Laude
  • Other: Northeastern University, MPA

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire
Massachusetts
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Last Login: March 14, 2013

Practice Areas

• Affirmative Action
• Age Discrimination
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Class Action Defense
• COBRA
• Collective Bargaining
• Disability Discrimination
• Drug Testing
• Employee Assistance Plans
• Employee Benefits
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment At Will
• Employment Contracts
• Employment Law
• Executive Compensation
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
• HR Training and Compliance
• Immigration
• Labor Law
• Labor Strikes
• National Origin Discrimination
• Noncompete Agreements
• Pension Plans
• Public Sector Labor Law
• Race Discrimination
• Reductions In Force
• Safety and Health (OSHA)
• Sex Discrimination
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexual Orientation Claims
• Unemployment Compensation
• Unfair Labor Practices
• Union Avoidance
• Wage and Hour Laws
• WARN
• Whistleblower Claims
• Workers Compensation
• Wrongful Termination