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Kathleen  Caminiti, Esq.

Kathie Caminiti is a partner in the firm's New Jersey and New York offices, and a co-chair of both the Wage and Hour and Pay Equity practice groups. She has extensive experience handling all aspects of employment litigation, including individual plaintiff discrimination claims, restrictive covenant litigation and wage and hour class and collective actions.

Kathie has a sophisticated wage and hour practice and has distinguished herself in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)/wage and hour litigation. As lead counsel, Kathie has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in various wage and hour matters, including class and collective actions arising under the FLSA and various state laws.

Kathie has successfully defended cases alleging civil rights violations, race, sex, age and handicap discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, wrongful discharge and retaliation. She has also defended employers and financial institutions in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) cases, including class actions, seeking severance, pension and health and welfare benefits.

As a chair of Fisher Phillips’ Pay Equity Practice Group, Kathie dedicates her time to analyzing the legal issues surrounding pay equality, conducting pay equity audits and defending equal pay litigation.

Kathie counsels her clients on compliance with the panoply of employment laws and assists with their liability prevention efforts by conducting employee training, preparing handbooks and implementing policies, as well as wage and hour and pay equity audits.

Given her significant experience, Kathie is frequently quoted by ABC News, NJBiz, HR Executive, NJ 101.5 and other media outlets. She has published numerous articles that have appeared in The New York Law Journal, New Jersey Business, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine and Practical Law Institute regarding a variety of employment-related issues.

Programs by Kathleen  Caminiti, Esq..

Concerns about pay inequality have intensified greatly in recent years. Politicians, media and the public are voicing strong opposition to employers paying women, and other historically marginalized groups, less for the same or substantially similar ...

Program Number
29189
Program Date
2019-11-01
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsConstitutional LawEmployee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsIn-House CounselLabor & Workforce Management LawLabor LawPersonal Injury
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

The topic of harassment, and sexual harassment in particular, has become an increasing concern for employers not only in regard to their own personal behavior but also regarding the overall reputation of their organization as a harassment-free workpl...

Program Number
3076
Program Date
2020-04-30
Category
Discrimination LawDiversity, Inclusion and Elimination of BiasElimination of Bias--Special ethics Employee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleLabor & Workforce Management LawLabor LawLitigation & Litigation Skills
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

The possibility of a wage and hour class/collective action is a risk that keeps in-house counsel up at night, particularly given the uncertainty associated with COVID-19. Wage and hour class/collective actions present unique issues that arent typical...

Program Number
30216
Program Date
2020-09-23
Category
Employee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIn-House CounselLabor & Workforce Management LawLabor Law
State
CaliforniaColorado EFloridaGeorgiaNew YorkNew JerseyTexas Self Study