Joseph Leonoro concentrates his practice in matters involving labor and employment law.
Joe has represented companies in defense of claims involving state and federal employment laws. He works aggressively to tailor a strategy for each client's litigation needs. Joe also counsels employers, prior to litigation, in order to resolve labor and employment disputes they encounter.
Represented employers before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission in response to claims for age, disability, gender, race, national origin discrimination and retaliation.
Represented employers in state and federal court in claims for discrimination and retaliation under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Patient Safety Act, and Harless claims for retaliation.
Sought injunctive relief and damages for violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
Represented national companies, local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in claims for breach of contract, deliberate intent, intentional infliction of emotional distress, malicious prosecution, false arrest, and invasion of privacy.
Drafted employee policies and procedures, employment agreements, and independent contractor agreements.
Counseled employers on all aspects of the employment relationships.