Kimberly R. Miers has experience in a variety of state and federal labor and employment law matters, with an emphasis on:
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- Wage and hour litigation
- Appellate matters
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission negotiations
- Department of Labor matters
- Employment contracts
- Unfair competition under Texas law
She regularly advises clients in all areas of employment law practices and policies, including wage and hour audits, employee discipline and counseling and internal investigations.
Among her notable successes, Kimberly successfully defeated a plaintiff's motion for conditional class certification in a nationwide wage and hour class action lawsuit; defended a wage and hour class action lawsuit brought by truck drivers in which she also defeated class certification, obtained summary judgment based on the Federal Motor Carrier Act exemption and prevailed on appeal; defended a large national retailer against charges that it forced non-exempt employees to work "off the clock;" defended a large multi-family housing corporation against allegations of misclassification and “off the clock” work; defended a national country club services corporation against allegations of “off the clock” work; defended an apartment locater company against allegations of misclassification and filed an amicus brief in a seminal Texas non-compete case.
Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Kimberly was a senior employment attorney for a leading retailer. After law school, Kimberly served as law clerk to the Honorable Dixon W. Holman of the Texas Second Court of Appeals. She served as case note and comments editor for the Texas State Bar's Computer Law Review and Technology Journal and was selected to serve as a member of the SMU Barristers Association and the SMU Board of Advocates.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, Dallas Bar Association
- Member, National Order of Barristers
- Recipient, Outstanding Second-Year Advocate Award - SMU Board of Advocates