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Kirsten A. Milton

Principal
Chicago

P 312-787-4949
F 312-787-4995
Kirsten.Milton@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kirsten A. Milton is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, and Las Vegas, Nevada, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents and counsels management in a wide range of labor and employment issues.

Ms. Milton's practice particularly focuses on class and collective action litigation arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage-and-hour laws, as well as class action and multi-party litigation arising under Title VII and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Ms. Milton regularly handles multi-party and single-plaintiff litigation arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and a variety of other statutory and common law theories. She also has extensive experience dealing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and various other state fair employment agencies.

She routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including personnel policies and procedures, severance agreements and employee hiring, disciplining and discharging.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Milton was an associate in the labor and employment group at a leading international law firm.

While in law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review and was a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.

Honors and Recognitions

Kirsten A. Milton
Rated by Super Lawyers


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June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

February 26, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019

February 26, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are You My Employee? – Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer – Is an “independent contract” enough?... Read More

September 24, 2018

Time Spent in Security Screening Compensable under Laws of Nevada and Arizona, Federal Court Rules

September 24, 2018

The laws of Nevada and Arizona require employers to pay their workers for time spent going through security screenings at the end of their shifts, the federal appeals court in Cincinnati has ruled. Busk et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions et al., Nos. 17-5784 and 17-5785 (6th Cir. Sept. 19, 2018). While the U.S. Supreme Court held... Read More

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Jury Awards $6.45 Million To Two Plaintiffs for Hostile Work Environment Claims
May 16, 2017

A jury in the Northern District of Illinois has awarded two plaintiffs $6.45 million in damages, $6 million of which was allocated to punitive damages, clearly signaling that, regardless of statutory caps, juries do not look favorably upon employers who ignore employee complaints of sexual harassment. In Davis v. Read More