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At Vandeventer Black LLP, we understand the complexities of running a business, the countless factors that affect the bottom line, and the costly consequences that come with failure to comply with labor and employment laws.  

We are highly attuned to our clients’ business interests, and partner with them in the development and execution of well-tailored strategies that align with their business objectives. We secure solutions, both in and out of court, to keep business moving forward. 

Our employment law attorneys advise and assist clients with employee relations, counseling, and training; employee benefits; drafting employment contracts, employee handbooks, and policies; and the negotiation and implementation of sensitive terminations, as well as disciplinary measures. We prepare affirmative action plans and assist clients in compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations and other requirements governing federal contractors, such as the Davis Bacon Act and Service Contract Act. We hold annual seminars to help keep our clients current with case law and legislation developments. 

Our employment law attorneys defend employers across a broad spectrum of labor and employment law and litigation matters including: 

  • Unfair competition/trade secret suits
  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Discrimination claims
  • Breach of contract suits
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Workplace harassment claims (including sexual harassment)
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Labor arbitration and mediation
  • Unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Union avoidance
  • Worker’s compensation defense
  • ERISA and other employee benefits claims

Vandeventer Black has experience representing employers before numerous courts and administrative agencies, including State and Federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Virginia Human Rights Council, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

Vandeventer Black LLP is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information, please visit

HRCI® ( official seal confirms that Vandeventer Black LLP meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

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