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Joshua D. Rinschler

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Joshua Rinschler is an associate in the firm’s Newark office. Mr. Rinschler represents employers in a wide variety of employment litigation, including defense against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and whistle-blowing. He handles cases involving wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and restrictive covenants. He has appeared in both state and federal courts, defending claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Conscientious Employees Protection Act. He has also appeared before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer. In addition, Mr. Rinschler drafts and reviews severance agreements and employment contracts and counsels clients on reductions in force, internal policies, employee handbooks, changes to employment laws, and other employment-related issues.

Mr. Rinschler was selected for inclusion in the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star,” a listing of top lawyers 40 years old or younger.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Rinschler was a labor and employment associate in the New Jersey office of a national law firm.

He attended Notre Dame Law School, where he participated in the London Law Program. He was Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of College and University Law and published his student note: Students or Employees? The Struggle Over Graduate Student Unions in America's Private Colleges and Universities, 36 J.C. & U. L. 615 (2010).

  • Represented a multi-national company in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former senior executive.
  • Obtained dismissal of disparate impact and pattern and practice discrimination claims in federal lawsuit.
  • Litigated age discrimination claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Obtained favorable results in gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against financial institution.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company with respect to claims disability discrimination.
  • Represented a hospital in obtaining summary judgment on discrimination and breach of contract claims.
  • Represented a multi-national corporation in a nationwide gender discrimination class action.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical drug company with respect to numerous litigations throughout the country.
  • Represented a manufacturing company with respect to an I-9 audit by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.