“My parents had a small business and, growing up, I saw them making all types of business decisions, including how to manage employees. I also learned that a company’s success depends on its people. I know the daily challenges employers face and, while business realities sometimes make identifying and doing the right thing difficult, I am committed to making sure employers know their options and helping them determine the best course of action for their business and their employees.”
BACKGROUND & EXPEREINCE
Kristol Ginapp is a shareholder who advises employers on employment and labor law matters and litigation. She has extensive experience in litigation involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour disputes, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and other employment claims. Kristol also routinely represents employers before the EEOC, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the Nevada Labor Commission, OSHA, and the Nevada Employment Security Division (Unemployment). She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Nevada and before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Kristol also counsels and trains employers and supervisors on personnel practices including employee handbooks and policies, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, employee hiring and termination practices, wage and hour compliance, and family and medical leave and other leaves of absence. She drafts and works with clients to enforce employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. She also represents employers with union employees in grievance arbitrations and negotiations and provides counsel with respect to collective bargaining.
Kristol defends business owners against claims of public accommodation discrimination arising out of the interactions of patrons with employees or alleged difficulty accessing facilities. She has litigated cases under various state and federal discrimination statutes, including Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Employment Law, Commercial Litigation,
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Nevada, 2003
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
B.A., University of Iowa, 2000
J.D., Drake University School of Law, 2003
Memberships and Affiliations:
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada
Defense Research Institute