James Dale

James Dale

Jim Dale, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment group, routinely advises and represents some of Idaho’s largest private employers on virtually every aspect of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, wage and hour, and ERISA issues. He has also served as lead defense counsel on class and collective actions seeking recovery of unpaid wages. Jim has handled numerous labor arbitrations addressing discharge, discipline, scope of work and management rights. He regularly appears before administrative agencies charged with enforcing human resources issues, including the Idaho Human Rights Commission, EEOC, NLRB, U.S. Department of Labor, Idaho Department of Labor, and the Idaho Industrial Commission. Employers also seek his counsel on workplace policies and training for all levels of employees.

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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
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