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David J. Kolesar

Of Counsel
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Kolesar represents and counsels employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters. For example, he has defended claims for race, sex, age, national origin, and disability discrimination, as well as claims of sexual harassment, at both the administrative and civil suit levels. Mr. Kolesar also has represented and advised employers in unemployment compensation matters, wage and hour matters, grievance arbitrations, and civil litigation involving claims for breach of collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Kolesar has assisted clients in developing personnel policies, employee handbooks, and training programs.  He has drafted employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements. Mr. Kolesar has counseled employers concerning their obligations under both state and federal employment statutes, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Professional Background

Mr. Kolesar has spoken at seminars on labor and employment law issues, has contributed to employment-related newsletters, and has had an employment-related note published in the Michigan Law Review.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association