Cathy Welsh has concentrated her practice in employment law for the last twenty-four years. She helps clients work through complicated employment situations including investigating employee misconduct; understanding and managing employee leaves of absence and requests for accommodation; I-9 and immigration law compliance, exempt/nonexempt classification and pay procedures; and employee discipline and termination. She has assisted clients of all sizes from small businesses not covered by most federal employment laws to healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality clients with thousands of employees. She has also represented governmental employers and federal contractors who have additional compliance obligations. In working with clients, Cathy gives practical cost effective answers allowing clients to determine which level of risk management and cost best suits their organization. She is extensively involved in human resource and business organizations and is frequently asked to speak to community and professional groups on all areas of employment law. Cathy lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and 2 children.