Kathleen McLeod Caminiti: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Kathleen McLeod Caminiti

Partner
Murray Hill,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone(908) 516-1062

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Education
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
  • Collective and Class Actions
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Private School Law
 
University Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, B.A., cum laude, 1984 Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, Boston, MA, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987 Order of the Coif
 
AdmittedFlorida; New Jersey; New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

 
Biography

Kathie Caminiti is a partner in the New Jersey office. She has extensive experience handling employment litigation matters, ranging from individual plaintiff discrimination claims to wage and hour class and collective actions.

Kathie has successfully defended cases alleging civil rights violations, race, sex, age and handicap discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, wrongful discharge and retaliation. Kathie has a sophisticated wage and hour practice and has distinguished herself in FLSA/wage and hour litigation. Kathie currently is the lead counsel on a number nationwide class/collective action. She has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in various wage and hour matters, including class and collective actions arising under the FLSA and various state laws. Kathie has also defended employers and financial institutions in ERISA cases, including class actions, seeking severance, pension and health and welfare benefits, as well as trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation.

Kathie counsels her clients on compliance with the law in such areas as employment discrimination, disability law, wrongful termination, reductions in force, FMLA and leave laws, sexual harassment, and wage & hour matters and issues related to employee classification, including issues involving independent contractors and interns. Kathie also assists clients in their liability prevention efforts by conducting employee training, preparing handbooks and implementing policies, as well as wage an hour audits.

As a member of the firm's Education Practice Group, Kathie regularly provides advice to a number of private educational institutions regarding employee, student and Board issues. Kathie is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her expertise is frequently quoted by ABC News, NJBiz, HR Executive, NJ 101.5 and other media outlets.

She has published numerous articles that have appeared in New Jersey Business, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine and Practical Law, where she writes about FMLA and New York leave issues.

News/Media

Author: “Five 'Must Have' HR Policies” - NJ Business - November 15, 2012

Author: “Employment Legislation: Recent Developments and What's on the Horizon” - New Jersey Lawyer Magazine - April 1, 2010

Practitioner Insights: Kathie has written numerous articles on FMLA and New York leave issues for Practitioner Insight, published on the WestlawNext legal research platform.

Quoted: Be careful: For legal reasons, ACA-prompted wellness programs must be structured carefully - NJBiz - June 18, 2014

Quoted: “An Outbreak of Flu-Related Legal Issues” - Corporate Counsel - January 18, 2013

Quoted: Don't Bother Applying If You're Unemployed - Talent Management - April 7, 2011

Quoted: “Employers Face New Regulation” - NJBiz - January 4, 2010

Quoted: “Sick Kids Add to Workplace Anxiety” - HR Executive Online - August 5, 2009

Quotes and Soundbites
Wellness Programs Come With Risks
July 14, 2014

To Work Or Not To Work When It Snows
February 14, 2014

Super Bowl Pools: Both Legal and Tricky
January 27, 2014

Don't Have Too Much Fun at Your Holiday Party
December 9, 2013

5 Tips For Navigating NYC's New Ban On Unemployment Bias
April 4, 2013

NY Minimum Wage Bump Would Increase Spread Pay Liability
March 7, 2013

How Companies Can Prevent an Office Flu Epidemic - ABCNews.com - January 11, 2013
January 11, 2013

Attorneys Put Focus Of Their Practice On Intern Laws - NJBiz - September 4, 2012
September 4, 2012

Presentations
Top Five Action Items For Employers To Protect Their Businesses
May 1, 2014

Who, What, When, Why And How Of Background Checking Policies - New York/New Jersey
November 7, 2013

NJAIS Trustee Day Program - Edison, NJ
November 3, 2013

HIPAA and Other Legal Issues Raised by Wellness Programs
May 15, 2013

Avoiding the Wage and Hour Trap: How to Survive the New Laws, New Rules and Enforcement Actions
March 13, 2013

 
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Office Information

Kathleen McLeod Caminiti

430 Mountain Avenue
Murray HillNJ 07974




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