Overview

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.

News, Analysis & Press

Recent Developments in Employment Law

Southern Nevada Human Resources Association (SNHRA) Newsletter

Monthly

Speaking Engagements

The Limits of Work Time: What is Compensable Time?

Littler Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2016

DOL Final Rule

2016 Littler Public Sector Seminar

July 27, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Phoenix, AZ

August 13, 2015

Legal Updates for 2011

Society of Human Resource Management, Student Chapter

August 18, 2011

Trend Spotting: 2011 Employment Update

Las Vegas, NV

June 23, 2011

Emerging EEO Challenges in the Coming Decade

Nevada Employer Conference - Littler Mendelson, Las Vegas, NV

November 2 and 4, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2009cum laude
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2006cum laude

Languages

  • Norwegian

Bar Admission

Arizona
Nevada

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit