Jennifer Hostetler is a lawyer in the firm's Litigation Practice Group, practicing primarily in the areas of employment and business litigation.
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Jennifer’s employment practice focuses on the defense of employers in state and federal court against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violation of wage and hour laws. She practices before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Nevada Equal Rights Commission, representing employers against claims filed by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Jennifer also counsels and advises employers with respect to their employment decisions and practices. She regularly prepares and reviews employment policies, contracts, severance agreements, and handbooks.
Jennifer has significant experience in employment law and human resource matters, having served as chief deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada. As chief, Jennifer supervised seven lawyers dedicated exclusively to representing the state of Nevada in personnel and employment law matters. Jennifer also advised and counseled Nevada’s state governmental agencies and public officials on day-to-day personnel matters in compliance with the state of Nevada personnel system and state and federal employment laws. She regularly represented the state of Nevada before administrative bodies and before state and federal courts in appeals from employee disciplinary actions, grievances, and claims brought pursuant to state and federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.