Kirsten Eriksson represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law throughout the country. Her clients range from local businesses and non-profits to large national companies in various industries such as education, government contracting and financial services.
Kristy has represented clients in State and Federal Courts, as well as in proceedings before the EEOC, various state and local agencies, and private mediators and arbitrators. She regularly drafts non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and enforces and defends against such agreements in court. She has achieved positive results for her clients, obtaining dismissal of claims at an early stage or negotiating low-cost settlements. In addition to adversarial proceedings, Kristy regularly advises clients how best to comply with employment laws relating to employee handbooks, harassment and discrimination, training, evaluations and terminations, wage and hour issues and implementation of leave policies. Her assistance to clients includes drafting policies, performing training and conducting internal investigations. She has conducted audits of her clients' compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, advised about the classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt, and limited exposure for unpaid overtime or equal pay. Kristy has also drafted affirmative action plans for government contractors and assisted companies with government audits of those plans. She has also litigated and published extensively on the distinction between employees and independent contractors.
In addition to her work in the labor and employment field, Kristy represents a national telecommunications company and a gas and electric utility in state and local regulatory matters relating to zoning, fees, permits and franchise rights.
Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, Kristy was affiliated with the New York firm of Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C., where she was a member of the Employment and Commercial Litigation groups.
American Bar Association
Anne Arundel Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
District of Columbia Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore: Board of Directors (2006-present), Executive Committee (2012-present), Vice-Chair (2014)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment (2019)
Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Employment & Labor Law (2009-2010)
Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Employment & Labor, Communications (2012); Employment & Labor (2013-2018)
The Daily Record: Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2017)
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