James S. Urban

Jim Urban represents and counsels employers regarding complex labor and employment matters. He currently is defending a Rule 23 class action that challenges employer use of paycards as a means of tendering wages to employees. Jim also recently defended a college athletic department staffer accused of violating Title IX. He has extensive National Labor Relations Act experience, having litigated disputes over neutrality language, the right to use contractors, and workforce reductions, among other issues. He has secured injunctive relief in state courts to enjoin unlawful employee activity during labor strikes, and routinely represents employers in labor arbitrations.

Jim also has extensive experience with traditional employment issues. He recently defended an energy sector employer that was accused of failing to pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 in a week. He also has defended similar class actions for retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, banks, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. [1]