Labor and Employment Law

Our seasoned labor and employment attorneys represent and assist management in compliance efforts and assessment of risk associated with all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment and hiring performance management, compensation, complaint investigation and resolution, terminations and restructuring. We also regularly assist management and human resources departments in designing and implementing effective employment policies and practices and proactively identifying and resolving issues that could give rise to legal claims.

Labor and Employment Law Areas of Expertise

Our attorneys specialize in multiple areas of Labor and Employment Law.

  • Compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Wage and hour – Worker classification, overtime, and wage payment
  • Provision of leave (FMLA, sick, etc.)
  • Disability accommodations
  • Disciplinary action, termination, layoff/reduction in force, and compensation adjustments
  • Non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations (EO 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA)
  • Wage and hour obligations under Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), and Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act
  • Ethics and compliance
  • False Claims Act, including defense of Qui Tam actions
  • Representation before Federal agencies including the DOL and OFCCP in audits, investigations/inquiries, conciliation and litigation
  • Compliance with the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order and similar executive actions
  • Internal investigations
  • Comprehensive audits of personnel practices
  • Training on application of employment policies and personnel management
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Section 1981
  • Title VII
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wrongful termination, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Handbooks, policies, and manuals
  • Applications, offer letters, employment agreements
  • Retention and bonus
  • Separation and release agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements

Centre's Labor and Employment Law

Managing Partner

Barbara Kinosky

As the Managing Partner with more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara has a record for winning and obtaining corrective action for clients and bid protests. She is a nationally known expert on GSA and VA Schedules and the Service Contract Act, and she has served as an expert witness for federal government contracting cases. She has a proven track record of solving complex issues for clients. Barbara was named a top attorney for federal contracting by Smart CEO magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2015. She has also been named a fellow of the American Bar Association, an honor awarded to the top 2% of attorneys. She is a Bloomberg contributing author for government contracting issues and bid protests and holds a Top Secret Security Clearance.