Labor Law

The Van Winkle Law Firm works with individuals, government agencies and businesses – from small, family-owned entities or some of North Carolina’s largest employers – to comply with federal, state and industry-specific labor laws. At the core of our services is a team of highly skilled lawyers with deep knowledge of a range of workplace issues and a singular commitment to deliver proactive counsel focused on resolution of often sensitive matters. In addition to earning the highest rating by Martindale-Hubble and recognition among our peers, our team includes the only defense attorney in Western North Carolina certified in workers’ compensation by the North Carolina State Bar.

Throughout our firm’s history, we have successfully represented clients to pursue and defend against workers’ compensation claims and to resolve Equal Opportunity Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims with little to no penalties while also negotiating resolutions to emotionally charged incidents of workplace violence without litigation or governmental involvement.

Areas of Focus
  • Litigation in State and Federal Courts
  • OSHA, EEOC and DOL Investigations
  • Policy Design and Implementation
  • Third-Party Liability Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense and Prosecution