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. Jim works with his clients to obtain practical, business solutions to their employment problems and lawsuits.
Jim also represents clients across the country in collective bargaining negotiations with various different unions. In addition, he defends companies charged with unfair labor practices or similar claims in cases before the NLRB and has handled more than 250 labor arbitrations since 2000.
Jim has been actively involved in the Kansas City community since he moved from New Orleans in 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce since 2008 where he was the Chairman in 2014. Jim was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens from 2008 through 2014 and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park.
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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)
Board Member, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Friends of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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