Lawyers for Employment Law & Workplace Issues

The business attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm work extensively with owners of small, local businesses as well as executives with multi-national Fortune 500 companies to understand and comply with applicable federal and state employment laws.

Our proactive approach to workplace matters assures clients receive effective counsel in every aspect of the employer/employee relationship, from the onset, to minimize risks and liabilities in the future. Through seminars, on-site training and personal counsel, we assist clients in the development and implementation of preventive procedures and best practices designed to avoid disputes in matters that can include wage and hour issues; occupational safety (OSHA), restrictive covenants and trade secrets; management of employer-sponsored benefit plans; and Americans with Disabilities (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age (ADEA) and Title VII discrimination.

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Wage Disputes

Our experienced employment lawyers regularly provide legal representation for employers in class and individual actions brought under the FLSA. Additionally, our firm can provide pivotal guidance to employers facing claims brought under state wage and hour laws. We offer legal services for employers facing claims concerning disputes related to:

  • Overtime
  • Severance Pay
  • Bonuses
  • Minimum Wage
  • And More!

Discrimination & Wrongful Discharge

Our labor and employment attorneys routinely represent employers against claims of discrimination and retaliation brought under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and state-based wrongful discharge laws. Additionally, our firm provides seminars, on-site training, and personal counsel services to help employers integrate practices designed to mitigate and avoid discriminatory incidents in the workplace, including the following.

  • Age Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination

Employment Competition & Trade Secrets

An employment attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm can represent individuals and employers in federal and state courts seeking to enforce employee non-competition and non-solicitation agreements designed to preserve customer relationships and trade secrets. We also handle related issues such as theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty. Contact our North Carolina law firm today to learn more.