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Kenneth Neal Winkler

Kenneth Neal Winkler

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Lawsuits & Disputes

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About Me

I have practiced employment law since 1994. I was drawn to this practice area because I enjoy interacting with people and solving problems that involve people.

I work closely with entrepreneurs, business owners and human resource professionals. I help these entities and individuals grow their businesses by guiding them through workplace issues so that they can focus on their business. When clients call me for advice, I explain the law in plain English and give practical tips, solutions and strategies to deal with whatever issue they are facing. Employers often have to make difficult decisions that can impact the lives of their employees. The support I provide gives them the peace of mind that they are seeking.

My career is also rewarding because I have the opportunity to advise executives with respect to career transition matters. This includes negotiating employment agreements, consulting agreements, severance agreements and guiding people through difficult situations when things are not working out with their employer. This experience gives me a well-rounded view of workplace dynamics, which helps me come up with creative solutions for my clients.

Some of the specific matters I handle for clients include the following: litigation of employment claims and non-compete disputes; responding to EEOC charges of discrimination; drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and non-compete agreements; drafting and revising employee handbooks and policies; providing advice as to day-to-day employment issues such as wage and hour compliance and reductions-in-force; and conducting anti-harassment training and other pro-active management training.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Employment & Labor: 80%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($335-345/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

3475 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA, 30305-4802

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199407/07/2015
OHActive199307/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Georgia Super LawyerLaw and Politics Media2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Georgia Super LawyerLaw and Politics Media2013
Georgia Super LawyerLaw and Politics Media2012
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2011
Georgia Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2011
Georgia Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2010
Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation AwardJCC s of America2005
Georgia Super LawyerLaw and Politics Media2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBerman Fink Van Horn P.C.2005 - Present
N/AElarbee Thompson Sapp & Wilson LLP1994 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Hotel & Lodging AssociationGeneral CounselN/A
Society For Human Resource Managers (SHRM)MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section LE NewsThe Game Has Changed: What Will Litigation Under The New Restrictive Covenants Act Look Like?2011
Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section LE NewsLinkedIn and Restrictive Covenants: Issues and Pitfalls to Consider in the Age of Social Media2010
UnknownEEOC LAUNCHES E-RACE PROGRAM TO COMBAT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION2007
Hospitality Lawyer NewsletterRace Discrimination Remains Challenging Issue For Hospitality Industry2006
Nation's Restaurant NewsRecent union developments can't be ignored2005
Nation's Restaurant NewsBig teen work force can cause big migraines without training in proper on-the-job conduct2005
Nation's Restaurant NewsDespite myriad problems the biggest issue facing industry is rise in racial discrimination2001
CCH Labor Law JournalThe Americanization of Injunctive Relief under the NLRA1995
Contributing EditorHow Arbitration WorksN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
The Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Human Resources/Risk & Safety Managers Executive Study Group MeetingProtecting Your Trade Secrets and Confidential Information2013
DMEC Atlanta MeetingNew Return to Work Strategies2013
85th CMAA World Conference & Club Business ExpoSocial Media and Human Resources - A Dangerous Pair or an Essential Duo for a Club?2012
22nd Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR ConferenceA Sports Fan's Guide to Human Resources2012
The Ohio State UniversityPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2011
The Ohio State UniversityPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2010
Human Resources ForumEmployment Law Update 20102010
Georgia State University Hospitality Law ClassPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2010
THIS IS THE TIME: Forum to Explore Trends in Associate MoraleThe New Era & Legal Challenges Facing the Hospitality Industry2009
The Ohio State UniversityPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2009
Spring ConferenceResponding to the Political, Economic and legal Challenges Facing the Hospitality Industry2009
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2007
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2006
The Ohio State UniversityPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2006
Lorman Education ServicesWinning Restaurant Accounting And Operation Strategies in Georgia2005
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2005
The Ohio State UniversityHospitality Mgt2005
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2004
The Ohio State UniversityEmployment Discrimination in Hospitality Industry2004
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2003
The Ohio State UniversityPreventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Hospitality Industry2003
UnknownNational Restaurant Association Human Resources Executive Study Group2002
GRA ServSafe Alcohol LaunchServing Alcohol ResponsiblyN/A