Tiffany R. VanderKolk
Tiffany has dedicated the majority of her legal career to defending employers against the full spectrum of employment claims. Tiffany’s litigation experience includes successfully representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination and harassment claims in both state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Department of Labor.
In addition to litigation, an integral part of Tiffany’s practice is developing business-minded solutions for complex employment challenges with the aim of risk management and litigation avoidance. She routinely provides preventative counseling to employers on a wide range of issues, such as personnel policies, FMLA, disability accommodations, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, wage and hour matters, employee misconduct, and employment terminations. She also regularly reviews and drafts employment agreements, employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, employee benefit plans, separation agreements, and other documents designed to help clients avoid liability and implement sound management practices.
- West Virginia University College of Law (Juris Doctor, 2012)
- West Virginia Wesleyan College (Bachelor of Arts, 2008, magna cum laude)
- State Bar of Michigan and its Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
- Ottawa County Bar Association
- Grand Haven Chamber Leadership Connect, Class of 2019
- Client Alert: The CARES Act – Additional Economic Relief (March 31, 2020)
- Client Alert: President Trump Signs New Law Requiring Employers to Provide Paid Sick and Family Leave (March 19, 2020)
- Client Alert: Employer FAQ Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (March 17, 2020)
- Client Alert: “High Time” to Update Employment Policies and Practices (December 8, 2018)
- The Community Banker: Be Careful: The EEOC Issues New Guidance on Workplace Retaliation (Fall 2016)
- The West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel Notebook of Articles: Are all Employers Created Equal? Setoff Shenanigans for Special Employers in Deliberate Intent Cases (2016)