Kayla N. West

(she/her/hers)

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Kayla West focuses her practice on representing private sector employers in labor and employment matters as well as defending employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies. She is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group.

    Kayla graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She also dedicated time as a teaching assistant for a professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program and as a research assistant. Kayla was the recipient of the CALI Excellence Award in Litigation Drafting. 

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Young Lawyers Division

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Labor and Employment Law Section
      Women In the Law Section

      Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut

      Society for Human Resource Management
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "7 Policies in Your Employee Handbook that Need Review Soon," co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale, published in Human Resource Executive (6/25/2021)

      "The big-ticket question: Can (or should) employers require the COVID-19 vaccine of employees in the workplace?" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Natale V. DiNatale and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz, published in ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) (5/12/2021)

      "Taking A Shot At Answering Employers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Questions: Best Practices For Managing The COVID-19 Vaccine In The Workplace," co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Emily A. Zaklukiewicz and Natale V. DiNatale, published in the Massachusetts Bar Association MBA Section Review newsletter (March/April 2021)

      "The ABCs of DEI," co-authored with Rachel V. Kushel, Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, published in Industry Week (3/12/2021)

      "Unions Will Gain Strength with NLRB Changes," co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale, published in Industry Week (3/5/2021)
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      "Employer Best Practices For Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," co-authored with Abby M. Warren, Rachel V. Kushel and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, published in Law360 (2/11/2021)

      "One Shot to Get It Right: Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace," co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Stephen W. Aronson, Emily A. Zaklukiewicz and Natale V. DiNatale, published in Construction Executive (1/6/2021)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • June 28, 2021

        Natale DiNatale and Kayla West Author Human Resource Executive Article on Employee Handbook Considerations

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      • May 14, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author ISHN Article on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement in the Workplace

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      • April 9, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author MBA Article on Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

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      • March 16, 2021

        Labor and Employment Members Author Industry Week Article on “The ABC’s of DEI”

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      • March 9, 2021

        Natale DiNatale and Kayla West Author Industry Week Article on Union Progress Under Biden Administration

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      • February 16, 2021

        Labor and Employment Members Author Law360 Article on Employer Best Practices for DEI

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      • January 15, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author Construction Executive Article on COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace

      • November 5, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Fall Class

    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "2021 Labor and Employment-Related Legislation from the Connecticut General Assembly" co-authored with Jean E. Tomasco, Stephen W. Aronson and Natale V. DiNatale (6/24/2021)

      "EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Vaccinations in the Workplace" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Virginia E. McGarrity, Alisha N. Sullivan, Emily A. Zaklukiewicz and Abby M. Warren (6/3/2021)

      "Status of Noncompete Agreements in 2021: Consider Alternatives to Protect Your Business Interests" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Natale V. DiNatale, Jean E. Tomasco, Abby M. Warren and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz (3/17/2021)

      "U.S. House Passed the PRO Act: How It Could Affect the Future of Labor Law" co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale (3/10/2021)

      "The CROWN Act: What Connecticut Employers Need to Know" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson (3/9/2021)

      "Employers and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Getting it Right in 2021" co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Rachel V. Kushel and Abby M. Warren (2/10/2021)

      "Work from Anywhere? Telecommuting and Tax Obligations for Employers: Practical Considerations and Tips for Human Resources and Management" co-authored with Bruce B. Barth, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Ryan V. Leichsenring, Alisha N. Sullivan and Abby M. Warren (12/18/2020)