Cozen O’Connor: Kindig, Kelly T.

Kelly T. Kindig

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-7252

(215) 665-2013

Kelly represents public and private employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She regularly represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance and interest arbitrations; and in proceedings before federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. She also works closely with clients to ensure they remain in compliance with various employment and labor laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) and Title VII. She advises clients on hiring, firing, and disciplinary practices, as well as restrictive covenant matters; and has experience with collective action litigation under the FLSA and Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA)—primarily defending employers in employment litigation, including disputes involving race, sex, and age discrimination, and sexual harassment. 

An accomplished public speaker who also publishes regularly on a range of Labor & Employment topics, Kelly’s pro-bono activities includes working with the Philadelphia Homeless Advocacy Project, representing claimants applying for Social Security benefits in administrative proceedings before the Social Security Administration. She also serves as secretary on the board of trustees for the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and is a trustee of the Boyertown Community Library.

Kindig earned her J.D. at the Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. at Ursinus College.

News

Gig economy firms get guidance on employee vs. contractor status

May 14, 2019

Kelly Kindig discussed with Business Insurance about a U.S. Department of Labor opinion letter outlining when a worker should be considered an independent contractor or an employee.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Kelly T. Kindig, the Latest Addition to its Fast-Growing Labor & Employment Practice

February 05, 2019

Kindig Joins the Firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices.

Publications

NLRB Deals Another Blow to Gig Workers’ Rights Under NLRA [Alert]

May 23, 2019

Anna Wermuth, Kelly Kindig, and Dan Johns discuss the recent advice memorandum released by the Division of Advice of the NLRB concluding drivers for the ride-sharing platform Uber are independent contractors and not employees.

DOL Shares Its Views on Independent Contractors in the Gig Economy [Alert]

May 02, 2019

Kelly Kindig discusses the six factors the DOL considers when determining if a worker is an employee.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Employment Law Institute 2019

April 24, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Ursinus College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
  • Pennsylvania

Secretary, Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 2009 to the present