Julie Kinkopf represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. She investigates and responds to employee complaints and helps employers reduce the risks of employment related claims. She also represents employers in administrative actions and litigation.
Julie conducts workplace investigations in response to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. She also trains employers and managers on anti-harrasment, employment best practices, effective employer management and legal compliance.
In addition, Julie represents employers before various governmental agencies as well as in state and federal courts in post-employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, pay disputes, trade secret protection and non-competition agreement enforcement. Other areas of concentration include regulatory compliance (FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, PHRA, NJLAD and CEPA). Juie also helps clients respond to the effects of marijuana/cannabis laws on drug testing policies, hiring, and employee discipline.
Julie was General Counsel to a large medical company with 21 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Illinois. Her work included overseeing the Human Resources Department, litigation work, negotiating contracts and drafting business agreements.
A frequent lecturer and author, her articles have appeared in the Legal Intelligencer and HR Insights magazine. She has given presentations before numerous organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Pennsylvania State Conference, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Employment Law Institute, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-State Human Resources Association, the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, the Delaware County Human Resources Association and the National Association of CPA Practitioners.
In 2019, She received a Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year Award given to celebrate the Human Resources industry and recognize professionals who exemplify outstanding achievement within the human resources community.
Employment law is an area that is rapidly changing in states and municipalities around the country, increasing the risks to employers and complicating compliance efforts. These changes affect not only how employers can interact with their employees, ...