James P. Sikora

James P. Sikora

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Phone: 360- 816-2465 (WA) | 503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2466
james.sikora@landerholm.com
Jim Sikora counsels clients in employment law and disputes in Washington, Oregon, and Federal courts. He enjoys helping employers incorporate compliance into the operation of their business with the new application of existing employment laws, and routinely advises them when employment laws change. Jim advocates for employers before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, Washington Human Rights Commission, Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), and Department of Labor and Industries. Jim tailors his approach for each employment matter by fostering open communication with his clients and proactively identifying strategies that will achieve the client’s specific employment objectives in an efficient way.
 
Jim counsels employers in all employment law matters, from recruiting through termination, including:
  • Employment policies and employee handbooks
  • Wage and hour
  • Supervisor training
  • Fair employment practices
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Reasonable accommodation 
  • Leaves of absence
  • Employment terminations

  • Discipline
  • Employment benefits
  • Drug testing
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements and trade secrets
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Occupational safety & health and workplace safety

Past professional experience:

  • Landerholm, P.S., 2015-Present
  • Attorney, MacColl Busch Sato, P.C., 2013-2015
  • Attorney, Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers, P.C., 2009-2013

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon

Education:

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Affiliations/memberships:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association – Labor & Employment law section 
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association

Recognition:

  • University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Member and Articles Editor, 2007-2009
  • Excellence in Health Law Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, May 2008

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