Mitchell J. Rhein
Member
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3889
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Rhein’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law.

Education

  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2012
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015

Experience

  • Representing employers and their executives in employment -related claims, including discrimination and harassment; wrongful discharge; breach of contract; breach of noncompete
    contracts and non-solicitation contracts and disclosure of trade secrets
  • Representing employers on traditional labor matters, including unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board; union organizing campaigns and elections; and collective bargaining
  • Advising employers regarding internal and external investigations on wage and hour issues and allegations of harassment and discrimination
Government Relations Labor & Employment Law Litigation Commercial Trucking & Transportation

Distinctions

  • CALI Excellence Award in Civil Procedure
  • Staff Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee
  • Sigma Chi Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Editor, “Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by- State Survey,” American Bar Association and Bloomberg Law
  • Contributing Editor, “Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by- State Survey,” American Bar Association and Bloomberg Law
  • Contributing Editor, “Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey,” American Bar Association and Bloomberg Law
  • Contributing Editor, “Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey,” American Bar Association and Bloomberg Law
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Crisis in the Workplace: How Employers Can Provide Support,” West Virginia Chamber, 2018 Human Resources Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Update on Disability Discrimination and Leaves of Absence: The Latest Trends in Non-Traditional Disabilities Claims,” 9th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation, September 26, 2017
  • Presenter, “Wage & Hour Issues / State Department of Labor Rules / Donning & Doffing,” West Virginia Chamber, 2017 Human Resources Conference, April 25, 2017
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