James Dale

James Dale

James Dale is a partner in the Boise office of Stoel Rives LLP. He advises and represents some of Idaho’s largest private employers on virtually every aspect of labor and employment law and litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, and wage and hour class and collective actions. Chambers USA (2014) client comments include: “Jim knows more about employment law than anyone else in the state” and “[E]ven though we are one of his small clients, he responds like we are a big client.”

Jim also represents management in traditional labor disputes and provides counsel on union avoidance. He has handled numerous labor arbitrations addressing discharge, discipline, scope of work, and management rights. As well as Chambers USA, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Mountain States Super Lawyers®.

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Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

In order to provide near certain relief for employees injured in the course of employment, the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act withdrew the common law remedies workers traditionally held against their employers. This compromise limits employers’ liability in exchange for providing sure and speedy relief for injured workers and is encapsulated in Idaho Code § 72-209, … Continue Reading