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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 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
  • Non-compete suits
  • 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 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, Virginia Human Rights  Council, Virginia Employment Commission, Office of Federal Contract Compliance  Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Occupational  Safety and Health Administration, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health, and the  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

If you’d like to discuss your business’s compliance with our labor and employment attorneys, contact us today! Our attorneys will be happy to discuss your situation with you and determine the best way to proceed.