Kelly L. Hensley is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office.  She is Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.  Kelly specializes in labor and employment counseling and wage and hour matters.

Areas of Practice

Compliance Audits.  Kelly regularly conducts wage-hour and HR-related compliance audits for companies of all sizes.  Kelly helps clients create compliance programs designed to meet state and federal requirements. 

Employment CounselingKelly regularly counsels employers in all aspects of California and federal employment law, including employee hiring and discipline procedures, unfair competition matters, worker classification issues, leaves of absence, wage and hour law, and employee severance and termination strategies.  Kelly has substantial expertise drafting all types of employment agreements and policies, including employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, sexual harassment policies, email and internet usage policies, and employment-related forms.

Kelly advocates a proactive approach, counseling employers to evaluate their employment practices to minimize liability exposure.  Her client-focused counsel is tailored to serve the long term goals of each client.

Training and Investigations.  Kelly frequently conducts training lectures and seminars on general human resources issues.  She also assists with sexual harassment and other employment related investigations, and implements effective employee discipline or exit strategies in response to those investigations. 

Employment Litigation.  In addition to her counseling practice, Kelly regularly represents clients in wage-hour class actions and matters before administrative agencies.



Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2015-2019


Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Ms. Hensley has lectured throughout California and the nation on a variety of topics including wage and hour law, discrimination issues, wrongful termination and sexual harassment.




Member, Labor Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association



J.D., Loyola Law School, 1988

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985


  • California
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