James A. Eckhart
Mr. Eckhart’s practice focuses on defending transportation companies against class and collective actions involving various labor and employment issues, including independent contractor misclassification claims, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, state law wage and hour claims, and other employment issues.
While in law school, Jim served as Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and participated on the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. He worked for the Firm as a law clerk for two summers and during his final semester of law school.
- Transportation Brief: Plaintiffs’ Bar Restless on Sleeper Berth ClaimsTwo recent cases will be of interest for motor carriers whose drivers use sleeper berth equipment. Read more from our attorneys.
- Scopelitis in the News: "Good Faith Under Wage Payment Statute Still Developing." August 22, 2018, Indiana Lawyer.Scopelitis Partner Jack Finklea and Attorney Jim Eckhart in Indiana Lawyer on Indiana's wage deduction statute and liquidated damages/good faith defense when it is violated.