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About the Author

Evan Pontz

Evan Pontz

Evan Pontz is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice of Troutman Sanders. He specializes in employment and labor law matters, including employment discrimination litigation, traditional labor law issues, compliance counseling and preventative training. He is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.  

Article List

  • Labor: Get workplace investigations right or pay the price

    Your company has a clear policy against discrimination and harassment. It provides regular training on these topics to managers and employees. Positive but forceful notices about compliance appear throughout the workplace. Multiple methods for raising a complaint are provided, and company leaders have made nondiscrimination part of the corporate culture...

  • Labor: Preventing litigation and having a successful “employee life”

    Inside counsel and outside lawyers spend plenty of time trying to prevent and avoid litigation. When you prevent a problem or dispute that could lead to a lawsuit from occurring, that is a success in everyone’s eyes.

  • Labor: Dealing with the "new" EEOC

    If you happened to notice that the EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against an employer you recognize (or even, heaven forbid, against your company), do not be surprised. The EEOC filed nearly 200 lawsuits during August and September 2011, the last two months of its fiscal year. Considering the EEOC...

  • Labor: Can You “Un-Hire” A Lawsuit?

    The 4th Circuit recently ruled that job rescission is legal and not prohibited retaliation under the FLSA.

  • Labor: Doggedly Avoiding The “Cat’s Paw”

    No responsible employer would let a supervisor discipline, demote, or terminate an employee if the employer knew that supervisor had a discriminatory bias against employees of that race, gender, religion, national origin or other protected status.

  • Labor: The ADAAA is in effect—now what?

    It has been three years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008. The law, sometimes known as the ADAAA, went into effect at the start of 2009, yet little changed right away. Why? Because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charged with creating regulations...

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