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Joshua D. Rinschler

Joshua Rinschler is counsel in the firm’s Newark office. Joshua 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, Joshua 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.

Joshua was named to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Joshua 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).

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for work in Labor and Employment Law - Management (2023-2024)
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2019)
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Aiding and Abetting Your Own Conduct Under the NJLAD,” New Jersey Law Journal, July 12, 2012.
  • “Aiding and Abetting Your Own Conduct – An ‘Awkward Theory’ of Personal Liability for Supervisory Employees Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination,” Employment Law Counselor, September 2010.
  • “Social Networking and Restrictive Covenants,” Employment Law360, March 18, 2010.
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