Employment & Workplace Law

The Van Winkle Law Firm works 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.

When lawsuits arise, we guide clients to take appropriate measures, assess applicable employment laws and analyze legislative histories to develop a vigorous and responsive defense.