Working with clients both big and small, local and national, for-profit and non-profit, KVCF attorneys are well-versed in all areas of employment law. With a focus that centers on meeting each client’s business needs, our lawyers counsel and advise employers on both internal and external risks. While we actively seek ways to avoid litigation and reduce exposure to litigation claims, we stand ready to defend and support our clients when litigation becomes inevitable. We have experience in all aspects of employment law, including compliance with federal and state employment statutes and regulations (including those addressing race, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, color, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, and religion); drafting and implementation of policies, handbooks and employment agreements; harassment prevention and other types of training; trade secrets claims; anti-raiding claims; non-compete litigation; and wrongful termination/discipline. In addition to our decades of experience before federal and state courts around the country, we have also represented clients before such administrative agencies as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
KVCF attorneys take great pride in learning how each client’s business operates; and we recognize that the practical approach can often be the right approach. To that end, we are willing to work with clients to ensure they receive the appropriate legal services, in a most efficient manner.
KVCF attorneys have vast experience in conducting various types of investigations, addressing a wide range of issues, for employers and educational institutions. Some of our recent employment-related investigations have included claims of racial discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, adverse impact in personnel decisions, and retaliation. Additionally, our lawyers routinely serve as outside, neutral investigators for higher education clients in matters involving sexual misconduct/Title IX claims. We are well-versed in providing detailed, comprehensive investigation reports when required but can and do also support clients who choose to conduct their own investigations.