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Clyde Jacob
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Clyde Jacob, III
Director, Workplace Law and Labor Practice
Coats Rose LLP
Clyde H. Jacob III, a director in the national law firm of Coats Rose, specializes in the business impact of immigration: I-9 employee verification, stepped-up verification enforcement crackdowns and the coming comprehensive immigration reform from the Obama administration.
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Clyde Jacob III is a partner in the firm’s labor relations and employment practice. His experience spans over 30 years, including testimony before the U.S. Congress on a variety of workplace issues, including immigration, immigration reform and I-9 employment verification. Clyde has represented employers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Norway, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Nigeria.

He speaks regularly to employers and associations nationwide, trains managers on the fundamentals of employee relations, and advises companies on the development of human resource policy manuals and employee handbooks. He has prepared corporate executives for testimony and has personally testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert on labor law. His many professional recognitions include those of Martindale Hubbell, Chambers USA, Best Lawyer and Super Lawyers.

Clyde has done a number of professional presentations, including an address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and has taken part in hearings for the U.S. Congress House of Representatives, House Subcommittee on Employer and Employee Relations and the House Subcommittee on Workforce Empowerment and Government Relations.

Clyde represents employers in response to union organizing, boycotts, National Labor Relations Board representation cases, and corporate campaigns. This work also includes defending unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations, defense against union strikes, and arbitration proceedings. He also works in the area of employment relations, including defense of discrimination claims, the development of affirmative action programs, defense of wage/compensation claims, and the counseling of corporations in employee terminations and during layoffs and reductions in force.

Graduated from the University of Virginia. (B.A., 1971; J.D., 1975)

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President Obama's Immigration Reform Puts Employers on Notice
President Obama's plans for comprehensive immigration reform are a shot across the bow of U.S. employers. With alarmingly aggressive "employee verification" crackdowns becoming the norm and a political showdown on the way, U.S. businesses need to get their affairs in order now, or else face crippling business interruptions, severe fines, imprisonment or all three.
Recent Publications/Appearances
  • Offshore Marine Services Association, Board of Directors Meeting, Metairie, LA January 14, 2009, “EFCA And The Coming Onslaught of Labor and Employment Legislation”
  • Louisiana Liaison Group, Baton Rouge, LA, January 13, 2009, “Recent Changes To The ADA and FMLA: You Won’t Believe What’s Next!”
  • CUE, Inc., Newport Beach, CA, October 14, 2008, “Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – What If?”
  • Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA September 19, 2008, Workforce Seminar – “National Labor Law Trends”
  • Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA, November 15, 2007, “OMSA Legal Forum”
  • Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA, January 25, 2007, “The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)”
  • Lorman Seminar, Houston, TX, June 13, 2006. “Employee Documents”
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, Houston Chapter, Houston, TX, January 26, 2006. “Who is An Applicant – OFCCP’s New Rules on Computer/Internet Applications”
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2005. Addressed a business coalition of leaders and members of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Associated Builders & Contractors. The purpose of the meeting was to begin a legislative initiative to amend the National Labor Relations Act to mandate that union representation be established only through government conducted secret ballot elections.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Human Resources Policy Development in a Global Context, 3/24/2004. “International Corporate Campaigns”
  • Inter American Bar Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 6/20/03, “International Labor Union Boycotts”
  • CUE, Inc. 2003 Spring Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 5/20/03, U.S., “Union Organizing Goes Global”


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