Jim Abrams, has over 25 years experience as an attorney addressing matters involving compensation, wage & hour matters, workplace investigations, terminations, discipline, lay-offs, workers' compensation, all forms of workplace and non-workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, OSHA matters, unemployment compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), drug and alcohol issues, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, cease and desist letters, workplace bullying and incivility, revoked job offers, interference with a job, contract or business relationship, identity theft, notices of intent to sue, defamation, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, employment contracts, and other labor and employment issues arising in the public and private sector. As an experienced trial lawyer, he regularly appears before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He practices nationally.
For more than 16 years, Jim Abrams served as senior labor and employment counsel for Rockwell International and Texaco. As lead investigator in hundreds of workplace investigations, he has the knowledge and experience to advise either management or employees. He has authored a number of articles, been interviewed and quoted by major news organizations including CNN, Fox News, Forbes, ABC, the Denver Post, KHOW radio and other publications and has given multiple presentations on labor and employment law and human resource matters.
Trained by the U.S. Department of Justice and previously serving as Counsel for the Solicitor of Labor, Jim represented a variety of federal agencies including the Wage & Hour Division, OSHA, ERISA, MSHA and the OFCCP. He has appeared with the National Labor Relations Board to prosecute alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Jim has also appeared with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorneys in federal court to remedy violations of Title VII.
Jim Abrams received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma where he was named to the Dean's List. He received his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center under the sponsorship of the United States Public Health Service. Jim received his Certified Compensation Professional designation through the American Compensation Association.
At the request of the United States Congress, Jim Abrams has testified on workplace matters. He has been judicially qualified to testify as an expert in employment law. He currently serves on the Colorado Supreme Court's Civil Rules Committee and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Safety Association and the board of the American Corporate Counsel Association, Colorado Chapter.
Jim Abrams has been admitted to practice in the States of Oklahoma and Colorado as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Commander: United States Navy. United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, Centers for Disease Control.