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James J. Plunkett

Senior Government Relations Counsel Washington D.C.

Jim Plunkett is a Senior Government Relations Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins. Jim was previously the Director for Labor Law Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he focused on legislation, regulations, and policy decisions that impact the workplace.  This included activity concerning the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as international labor issues.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Jim was an associate at a national law firm where he advised employers concerning their legal obligations arising under federal laws such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act.  Jim also assisted in conducting collective bargaining negotiations and drafting employee handbooks on behalf of clients.

Jim was also a Staff Attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) where he advised clients concerning violations of their rights due to compulsory unionism arrangements.  At NRTW, Jim represented his clients before federal courts, the NLRB, and various local public sector employment agencies.

Jim is a graduate of Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. 


Professional Activities and Speeches

Speeches:

  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Washington Watch'' - Boca Raton - November 11, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''“Headline News”—The Perfect Start to Your Workplace Strategies'' - San Diego - May 04, 2017

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Senate Confirms Newest NLRB Member: One Step Closer to Republican Control of the Board

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President Nominates Two to the NLRB: Will Newcomers Bring Much-Needed Change to the Agency?

June 27, 2017

First Impressions of the President's Proposed FY18 Budget for Labor and Employment Agencies

May 24, 2017

Is Comp Time on its Way? The Working Families Flexibility Act Passes the House

May 04, 2017

The First 100 Days: The Trump Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Law Thus Far

April 24, 2017

Acosta One Step Closer to Becoming Secretary of Labor

March 31, 2017

Finally! Government Contractor Blacklisting EO and Implementing Regulations Bite the Dust . . Perhaps Forever!

March 27, 2017

Trade Associations Ask OMB to Review EEO-1 Pay Data Report

March 23, 2017

If at First You Don’t Succeed . . . Nominate a New Secretary of Labor

March 22, 2017

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October 17, 2017 - InsideSources - "Will Public-Sector Unions Really See a Mass Exodus of Members?"
October 05, 2017 - Bloomberg BNA - "Clash of Labor, Employment Laws Has Bosses Scratching Heads"
September 12, 2017 - Law360 - "5 Labor And Employment Bills To Watch"

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