Cory G. Walker represents employers in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. He has successfully defeated certification in a number of threatened nationwide collective actions and has resolved many other cases involving the complicated legal issues that arise in wage and hour litigation. Cory’s practice also focuses on consulting with a wide range of employers on wage and hour compliance and, in addition to a specific focus on wage and hour multi-party claims, Cory has extensive experience with internal wage and hour and independent contractor audits aimed at ensuring best practices, and avoiding class litigation. Cory has extensive experience litigating wage and hour and independent contractor claims, including trial experience and appellate work. Cory has managed relevant components of internal wage and hour practices and independent contractor audits, both on a large and small scale, and in a number of industries, including retail, transportation, construction, and financial services.
In addition to his practice advising employers with respect to complex wage and hour and independent contractor challenges and compliance, Cory counsels employers on a broad range of employment matters, such as:
- Disputes alleging race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, and sexual orientation discrimination and harassment
- Leave management
- Hiring and terminations
- Policy formulation
Additionally, Cory has a deep knowledge of the implications of privilege with regard to internal wage and hour and independent contractor audits.
Prior to joining Littler, Cory worked as an interim law clerk in the chambers of the Hon. Lloyd D. George, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.