Mauritia G. Kamer
Member
(859) 219-8218
Office: Lexington
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Virginia Tech cum laude
Licensure: KY | OH
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Biography

Clients appreciate Mauritia’s ability to counsel them on intricate labor and employment laws  in a manner that balances practicality and legality.  Mauritia works with clients to ensure that they have  preventative practices in place to minimize workplace disputes, including advising employers on issues relating to employee handbooks and policies, employee relations, internal complaints and investigations, Title VII, FMLA and ADA issues. She believes in the power of educating clients and routinely provides training for human resources professionals, executives, and managers on best practices. 

Mauritia works in a variety of industries, including public libraries, non-profit organizations, bank and wealth management companies and a variety of small businesses.  Becoming a student herself, Mauritia learns the unique industry specific situations that her clients often face.

Mauritia has assisted clients with employment contracts, discipline procedures, severance agreements, golden parachutes, and workplace accommodations. Mauritia has significant jury trial experience and appears in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as various state and local FEP agencies.  She handles claims arising under Title VII, ADA, FMLA and the ADEA.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1999-2016 Stites & Harbison PLLC
1991-1999 Thompson Hine LLP

Speaking Engagements

“#MeToo,” Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel, Louisville, KY October 18, 2018

“Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA,” 30th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, May 2, 2018 and Lexington, KY, May 23, 2018

“What Kentucky Employers Need to Know,” Winchester HR Association, Winchester, KY, April 20, 2018

"#AtMeToo Means #YouToo," Central Kentucky SHRM Chapter, Danville, KY, April 10, 2018

“Critical Employment Issues Facing Non-Profits: What You Need To Know”, Center for Non-Profit Excellence, Louisville, KY, December 5, 2017

“Decoding Cyber & C-Suite Risks,” in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson & Allianz Insurance, Churchill Downs, November 17, 2017

“Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law,” 33rd KYSHRM Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, August 30, 2017

“Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA,” 29th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, May 10, 2017 and Lexington, KY, May 24, 2017

“Staying Compliant – Legal Update,” Hot Topics in HR Management, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, March 2, 2017

"Recent Case and Legislative Development in Employment Law," 32d Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, Louisville, KY, August 2016

"FLSA Changes," Heart of Kentucky SHRM, Campbellsville, KY, July 13, 2016

"Updates on ADA, FMLA & GINA," 28th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Lexington, Ky., May 3-4, 2016 and Louisville, KY, May 24-25, 2016

"Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law," ESHRM, Elizabethtown, KY, April 2016

"Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA," 27th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Louisville, KY, May 12-13, 2015 and Lexington, KY, May 27-28, 2015

"Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law," 30th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, Louisville, KY, September 2014

"Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA," 26th Annual Kentucky Human Resource Update, Louisville, KY, May 21-22, 2014 and Lexington, KY, May 28-29, 2014

Key Experience

Defended Kentucky financial institution in matters related to non-solicitation agreement and obligations to previous employer
Counseled employer on solution for a request for a fragrance free workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Advised non-profit entity on wage and hour issues related to care of emotional support animal outside of work typical business hours

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Labor Law - Union and Labor & Employment Litigation (2013-2018)
Best Lawyers® 2019 Lexington, KY, Labor Law - Management, Lawyer of the Year
Kentucky Super Lawyers (2012, 2016-2019)
Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Bluegrass Chapter
Kentucky Law Journal, Staff (1989-1991) and Associate Editor (1990-1991)
Phi Beta Kappa