Overview

Kathryn B. Blakey represents employers, executives, and management in the field of employment law and handles litigation matters ranging from complex wage and hour class actions to wrongful termination matters. She handles all aspects of employee compensation, including:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Internships
  • Employee incentive plans and policies
  • Employment agreements
  • Other wage and hour matters

She also advises and represents clients in wrongful termination and discrimination matters and other various employment topics involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Non-compete issues
  • Leaves of absence
  • Accommodation
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Performance issues

Kathryn appears in state and federal courts and before the Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner.

Prior to joining Littler, Kathryn clerked for the Hon. Nancy J. Koppe and the Hon. Robert J. Johnston of the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada. During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Kent J. Dawson as well as the Hon. Robert J. Johnston at the same district court. Additionally, during law school she served as the director-in-chief of the Emory Moot Court Society and vice-president of the Legal Association of Women Students.

*Not licensed to practice law in Texas.

Recognition

Recipient, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Labor Arbitration Practice

Emory University School of Law

2011

Dean's List

Boston University

2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • Nevada Chapter, BNA Wage and Hour Treatise, Editor, 2017

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Boston University, 2008

Bar Admission

Nevada