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Kathleen McLeod Caminiti

Partner, New Jersey
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New Jersey
t: 908.516.1062
f: 908.516.1051
New York
t: 212.899.9960
f: 212.956.1971

Overview

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.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (2015-Present)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2016-Present)

Award Methodology

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Insights

News

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Articles

  • Author: “Five ‘Must Have’ HR Policies” - NJ Business 
    11.15.12 
  • Author: “Employment Legislation: Recent Developments and What’s on the Horizon” - New Jersey Lawyer Magazine 
    4.1.10 
  • Practitioner Insights:  Kathie has written numerous articles on FMLA and New York leave issues for Practitioner Insight, published on the WestlawNext legal research platform. 
  • Quoted: "Be careful: For legal reasons, ACA-prompted wellness programs must be structured carefully" - NJBiz  
    6.18.14
  • Quoted:  “An Outbreak of Flu-Related Legal Issues” - Corporate Counsel
    1.18.13
  • Quoted: "Don’t Bother Applying If You’re Unemployed" - "Talent Management  
    4.7.11
  • Quoted:  “Employers Face New Regulation” - NJBiz 
    1.4.10 
  • Quoted:  “Sick Kids Add to Workplace Anxiety” - HR Executive Online 
    8.5.09

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