Kelly H. Kolb has defended employment claims for more than 20 years before state and federal courts, administrative bodies and arbitration panels. He has successfully defended state and federal discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, USERRA, FMLA cases, FLSA overtime, wrongful termination, wage and unemployment claims. He has fought FLSA overtime compliance audits by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and has successfully litigated FLSA collective action overtime suits. He has successfully litigated ERISA and COBRA claims, defending both employers and plan administrators. He has drafted and successfully enforced and voided non-compete agreements in the petroleum, health care and financial services industries. Mr. Kolb draws on this experience to advise management on best practices and claims avoidance and to oversee internal investigations. He serves clients in the marine, health care, video retail, aerospace and electronics industries.
He has represented insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and has significant experience issuing coverage opinions and reservation of rights letters in the context of E&O, D&O, CGL, maritime, commercial vehicle and excess/umbrella policies.