Laurie Goetz Kemp

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Laurie Goetz Kemp

T 812-949-2300 ext. 5136

E lkemp@k-glaw.com

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Laurie Goetz Kemp focuses her practice on assisting and defending employers in Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law matters. Laurie assists clients with implementing proactive and effective strategies for handling day-to-day employment issues including disciplinary matters, terminations, investigations, and policy review. She also works with clients to develop and conduct in-house trainings on such topics as retaliation, harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour issues. In addition to handling lawsuits, Laurie regularly handles and responds to Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights charges, as well as unemployment matters, Department of Labor audits, and Kentucky and Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations or investigations. Laurie routinely practices in all State and Federal courts in Kentucky and Indiana, handling a variety of Employment litigation cases stemming from Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Harassment, and Retaliation claims. She also provides workers compensation advice and guidance to employers and insurance carriers on prelitigation matters such as compensability, settlement value, and independent medical examination (IME) referrals. Once in litigation, she defends claims before the Kentucky and Indiana workers’ compensation Administrative Law Judges and Boards.

Laurie is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), primarily the Kentucky, Louisville, and Southern Indiana Chapters, and serves on the Board of Directors for Louisville SHRM as the Employee Labor Relations Chair. She also provides monthly articles for the newsletters and legal updates at chapter meetings, in addition to providing training to local and regional chapters. Laurie is involved with other legal and professional organizations in her area, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors and as the Board Chair for the Center for Women and Families. She was recently invited to join the Executive Board of Leadership Southern Indiana, having previously served on the organization’s Board of Advisors.

Laurie has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2012-2018 in the area of Employment Law and in 2013-2018 in the area of Labor Law. In 2013-2018, Laurie was selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine.  Laurie currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Employment and Civil Rights Practice Group.

  • Presenter, "Minimizing the Risks of Terminations", Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Convention, September 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Employment Law", HR Indiana Annual Conference, August 2015
  • Presenter, "Revised White Collar Exemptions Revealed: Understanding the Proposed Changes to the FLSA Overtime Regulations and How It Will Impact Your Employees and Payroll", Kightlinger & Gray Breakfast Briefing, July 2015
  • Presenter, "Still Crazy After All these Years: Understanding the current state of the FMLA 20 years after its passage", Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Convention, September 2014
  • "Global Settlements: The Interplay between Workers’ Comp, The ADA, and The FMLA", UK/CLE Biennial Workers’ Compensation Institute, October 4, 2012
  • "Navigating The Bermuda Triangle of Employment Law: The Interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Workers' Compensation, and FMLA", 28th Annual Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, September 26, 2012
  • "Employment trends every CPA should know", CPAs in Business and Industry Conference, September 21, 2012
  • "ADA and FMLA - Understanding Employee and Employer's Obligations", Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Convention, September 28, 2011
  • "Interviewing and Hiring without Lawsuits", Kentucky and Indiana Health Care Recruiters Annual Conference, September 22, 2011
  • "The Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Workers Comp.", Midwest Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Legal Update, September 15, 2011
  • "Moderator and Keynote Speaker of Legal Workshop -- The New Age of the ADA", Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), August 9, 2011
  • "The ADAAA & The Transportation Industry", The Harmonie Group Transportation Group Meeting, July 27, 2011
  • "Social Media - The Employer's Friend or Foe?", Kentucky's Society of CPA'S Annual Conference, April 20, 2011
  • "New ADA Regulations", Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), April 12, 2011
  • "Impact of New ADA and GINA Regulations", Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), April 8, 2011
  • "Understanding GINA and How It Impacts Your Company and Policies" , Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), February 8, 2011
  • "Employee Handbooks -- The Policies Every Company Must Have", Harrison County Expo Employer Workshop, November 18, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012-2018 editions of the Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Management; 2013-2018 editions for Labor Law - Management

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) - Employment Law Section Chair, 2013
  • Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Indiana Workers' Compensation Institute, Inc. (IWCI)
  • Inn of Court
  • Kentucky Bar Association (KBA)
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Leadership Southern Indiana - Board of Advisors
  • Leadership Southern Indiana - Executive Board (effective August 2016)
  • Louisville Bar Association (LBA)
  • One Southern Indiana
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Kentucky
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Louisville
  • Society for Human Resource Management - New Albany

Civic and Charitable Organizations

  • Center for Women and Families - Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School - HR Committee Chair
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School - Education Commission Chair
  • Legal Aid

Locations

    New Albany Bonterra Building, Suite 200
    3620 Blackiston Boulevard
    New Albany, IN 47150
    Tel: 812-949-2300
    Fax: 812-949-8556
    Louisville 312 South Fourth Street
    Suite 700
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Tel: 502-442-2295
    Fax: 502-442-2703
  • Miami University, With Honors, 1992
  • University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Cum Laude, 1996
  • University of Louisville Journal of Family Law
  • Indiana 1996
  • Kentucky 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Sixth Circuit

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