Kristina Yost has a decade of experience defending significant employment litigation and counseling employers on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. In particular, she has extensive experience defending companies in wage and hour class actions, including hybrid Fair Labor Standards Act and Rule 23 state law class claims. She also has defended companies in single and multiplaintiff Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, and other discrimination matters, including in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agency investigations.
In addition, Kristina counsels clients on a variety of federal, state, and local employment laws, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ADA, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, FLSA, New York State and City Human Rights laws, and local paid sick leave and predictive scheduling laws.
Kristina has written and spoken on a variety of topics and is coauthor with Samuel Estreicher of "Measuring the Value of Employment Class and Collective Action Settlements: A Preliminary Assessment," 6 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 768 (December 2009). She also maintains an active pro bono practice counseling nonprofit companies in all areas of labor and employment law.
Employment Discrimination Class and Collective Actions: Special Issues and Considerations, LexisNexis
New York Court of Appeals Gives Broad Reading to New York City Human Rights Law's Retaliation Provision, Labor & Employment N.Y. (LENY)
- September 2014
2014 Labor & Employment Seminar - New York
- February 2014
The Proposed New NLRB Rules for Union Elections and What Else to Expect from the New Board
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2008; Bellamy Scholarship for Labor & Employment Law); Cornell University (B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations with honors 2005)
- New York and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2017)