Joshua B. Kirkpatrick focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling. He represents clients in a wide range of employment and labor law matters in federal and state court in Colorado and Montana, in arbitration and mediation, and before numerous government agencies. He has litigated hundreds of cases arising under dozens of laws regulating the employment relationship, including many cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Josh has extensive litigation experience relating to state and federal wage and hour issues, including many claims that have involved attempts by plaintiffs to obtain class action or collective action treatment. His practice also focuses on consulting with a wide range of employers on wage and hour compliance, ensuring best practices, and avoiding class litigation. He is a core member of Littler’s Wage and Hour practice group.
Josh has particular knowledge of legal issues involving the contingent workforce impacting companies in the staffing, recruiting, PEO, and “gig economy” industries. He is legal counsel for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). He also has significant clients in the following industries:
- Financial services and “Fintech”
- Internet and technology
- Hospitality and restaurant
Josh frequently presents before attorneys, human resources professionals and employer organizations on:
- Wage and hour issues
- Workplace discrimination and harassment
- Contingent workforce issues
- Non-compete and trade secret litigation
Additionally, he regularly provides workforce training on various topics, including the prevention of harassment and discrimination, and proper wage and hour practices.