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 class actions.
Kathie has successfully defended cases alleging civil rights violations, race, sex, age and handicap discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, wrongful discharge and retaliation.
She has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in wage and hour matters, including class and collective actions 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 Family and Medical Leave, employment discrimination, disability law, wrongful termination, reductions in force, sexual harassment, wage & hours and issues related to hiring independent contractors and interns.
She also assists clients in their liability prevention efforts by conducting employee training, preparing handbooks and implementing policies.
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 Executiveand other media outlets.
She has published numerous articles that have appeared inNew Jersey Business,New Jersey Lawyer MagazineandPractical Law,where she writes about FMLA and New York leave issues.
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 forPractitioner Insight,published on the WestlawNext legal research platform.
Quoted: An Outbreak of Flu-Related Legal Issues -Corporate Counsel- January 18, 2013
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
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
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