Katie B. Blakey represents employers, executives, and management in the field of employment law and handles litigation matters ranging from Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation to complex wage and hour class actions and wrongful termination matters. She handles all aspects of employee compensation, including:
- Minimum wage
- Independent contractor issues
- 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 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Non-compete issues
- Leaves of absence
- Harassment and discrimination
- Performance issues
Additionally, Katie regularly assists clients in developing, revising, and updating employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, and other employment related policies.
She serves as the co-chair of the Littler SOAR Program, which mentors newly hired diverse attorneys to excel professionally at the firm.
Prior to joining Littler, Katie 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. She also served as the director-in-chief of the Emory Moot Court Society and vice-president of the Legal Association of Women Students while at Emory University School of Law.