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Kelly L. Hensley

Los Angeles
F: +1.213.443.2803
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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.  Ms. Hensley specializes in labor and employment counseling and wage and hour matters.

Areas of Practice

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

Employment CounselingMs. Hensley 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.  Ms. Hensley 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.

Ms. Hensley 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.  Ms. Hensley 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, Ms. Hensley regularly represents clients in wage-hour class actions and matters before administrative agencies.


  • Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2015-2018

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Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Corporate Securities Law Blog Posts


  • She is a co-author of the California Labor and Employment Alert Newsletter, which is published bi-monthly. 

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