Huntington Labor and Employment Lawyer

Any business large enough to have its own employees or even contractors must deal with the complex and potentially costly issues of workforce management. Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, has represented employers in the various aspects of labor and employment law for more than 90 years . Clients of the firm — ranging from small, closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations — benefit from the firm's efficient, solution-oriented focus.

Employment Litigation

The firm provides representation to employers in both federal and state courts and before various federal and state governmental bodies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and the West Virginia Human Rights Commission.

Labor-Management Relations

The firm assists clients in union avoidance, collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations including:

  • Breach of collective bargaining agreements
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Grievances under union contracts
  • Strikes and injunctions
  • Union counter-campaigns
  • Unfair labor practice charges

Human Resources Counseling and Training

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, provides advice on human resources issues, including:

  • Confidentiality/trade secret protection
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Discrimination claims
  • Documentation and record retention
  • Employee absence/leaves
  • Employment contracts/covenants not to compete
  • Harassment
  • Performance appraisals
  • Plant closings and layoffs
  • Preventative personnel policies and procedures
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Severance agreements
  • Substance abuse and testing
  • Violence in the work place
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Development of personnel policies and handbooks


The firm provides counsel and advice to employers concerning the requirements of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). It represents companies in OSHA proceedings, beginning with the initial inspection through formal administrative litigation, if necessary.

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