Ms. Vincent-Hamacher’s practice is focused on employment counseling, employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She routinely counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues, including federal and state employment law compliance, policy development and implementation, new hire processes and background checks, employment agreements, noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure covenants, employee discipline, leaves of absence, terminations, severance agreements, reductions-in-force, business reorganizations, disability accommodations, wage and hours issues, commission and bonus plans, and other day-to-day employment and human resources issues. With her extensive experience counseling employers, Ms. Vincent-Hamacher assists clients in implementing effective strategies to minimize their litigation risk and optimize overall business and employee productivity.
Ms. Vincent-Hamacher also assists employers in conducting internal investigations of employee complaints and providing preventative training to managers and employees on topics, such as anti-harassment and anti-discrimination. Additionally, Ms. Vincent-Hamacher regularly handles matters and investigations by administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various state and local deferral agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Labor.
Ms. Vincent-Hamacher also represents management and executives in employment litigation in state and federal courts, including cases alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and related business claims.
Additionally, Ms. Vincent-Hamacher is a Certified Superior Court Mediator and serves as an effective third-party mediator for parties in employment disputes both prior to and during litigation. She facilitates settlements and assists parties in resolving conflicts amicably without incurring the significant time and expense that may often be associated with protracted litigation.
Ms. Vincent has a broad litigation practice, with particular emphasis on employment and commercial litigation and human resources counseling. She routinely assists employers in conducting internal investigations of employee complaints and providing preventative training to client’s employees and managers on topics such as harassment, discrimination and employee leave issues. Additionally, Ms. Vincent regularly handles matters before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States and North Carolina Departments of Labor. Ms. Vincent also serves as a third-party mediator for parties in employment disputes prior to and during litigation.