Kayt focuses her practice on Labor & Employment matters. She has obtained favorable resolutions in employment-related litigation filed in numerous state and federal courts. She has represented employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various related state administrative agencies. Kayt’s litigation experience includes defending claims involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other state and federal employment laws. Kayt has also served as a first chair in a jury trial in federal court, where she obtained a unanimous jury verdict for her client in a First Amendment retaliation claim.
Kayt regularly counsels employers on personnel decisions, employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, internal complaints, investigations, employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements and leave and accommodation issues. She also prepares affirmative action plans and provides ongoing strategic advice for compliance with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
In addition, Kayt has represented employers in arbitrations, collective bargaining and union avoidance techniques before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), National Mediation Board (NMB) and Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB).
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