Attorney James F. Hendricks, Jr. joins SmithAmundsen’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in Chicago. He represents a variety of employers in union campaigns, National Labor Relations Board charges, collective bargaining, discrimination and human resource issues. His clients work in a variety of industries, including automotive transportation, construction, hospitality, manufacturing and health care.
Jim counsels operations and human resource executives on a variety of issues regarding the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures. He counsels employers facing labor and employment issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, personnel transactions, and also advises on preventive labor and employment strategies and training.
In his career, Jim has handled more than 250 union representation campaigns across the nation. He has represented single employers and hundreds of companies in multi-employer negotiations covering thousands of employees, and filed appearances in more than 300 cases where a union election was being conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. He has also successfully negotiated first contracts after certification.