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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 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 internal policies, employee handbooks, and other employment-related issues.

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).

  • Litigated age discrimination claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • 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.