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Kelly Kolb, Esq.  

Kelly H. Kolb
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
T (954) 703-3944
F (954) 707-4558

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Kelly H. Kolb has defended employment claims for over 20 years before State and federal courts, administrative bodies and arbitration panels. He has successfully defended State and Federal discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, USERRA, FMLA cases, FLSA overtime, wrongful termination, wage, and unemployment claims. He has fought FLSA overtime compliance audits by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and has successfully litigated FLSA collective action overtime suits. He has successfully litigated ERISA and COBRA claims, defending both employers and plan administrators. He has drafted and successfully enforced and voided non-compete agreements in the petroleum, health care and financial services industries. Mr. Kolb draws on this experience to advise management on best practices and claims avoidance, and to oversee internal investigations. He serves clients in the marine, healthcare, video retail, aerospace and electronics industries.

He has represented insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and has significant experience issuing coverage opinions and reservation of rights letters in the context of E&O, D&O, CGL, Maritime, Commercial Vehicle and Excess/Umbrella policies.

Presentations and Publications

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  • “The Second Term U.S. Dept. of Labor – Litigating the Extremes,” Co-Speaker with Margaret Villella, ACC South Florida Chapter’s 4th Annual CLE Conference, September 20, 2013
  • Miami Chamber of Commerce HR Insight Conference, Panel Presenter, March 15, 2013
  • 17th Annual ACI Wage & Hour Claims and Class Action symposium, Panel Presenter, January 24-25, 2013
  • "The FLSA: Off-The-Clock Work, Misclassification Claims, Smart Phones, Settlement Issues and More," Speaker, Fowler White Boggs’ Employment Law Seminar, Fort Myers, February 2013
  • “Defining ‘On the Clock’ and Factoring in the Latest Developments in Meal and Rest Breaks and Tipped Employee Claims.” American Conference Institute’s 17th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions, Panel Speaker, January 2013
  • “Social Media, Lexis/Nexis,” Presenter, Counsel to Counsel Forum, Nashville, TN, June 2011
  • “Legal Aspects of Social Media in HR,” Presenter, St. Lucie County HR Association, June 2011
  • “Top 10 Employment Issues for 2010,” Presenter, Marine Industry of South Florida, January 2010
  • “Drug and Alcohol Testing,” Presenter, Texas Association for Responsible Non-Subscribers Conference, April 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar: Labor & Employment and Trial Lawyer Sections
  • State Bar of Texas: Insurance, Employment and Litigation Sections
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association: Tort/Insurance and Employment Sections
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida State University Center for HR Management: Board Member
  • Human Resources Association of Broward County
  • Marine Industry Association of South Florida
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Vanderbilt University Admissions Interviewer

Community Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association Habitat for Humanity Home Project: 1992-2009; Co-Chair 1996
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