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June 2024 | Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson Recognized by 2024 Chambers

Kayla M. Jacob
Danielle L. Borel

Kayla M. Jacob

Associate - New Orleans

Kayla Jacob is an associate in the Labor and Employment section of the New Orleans office. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Southern University Law Center in May 2021 where she served as a member of the Southern University Law Review and SBA Diversity Committee. Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude with distinction, from Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 2014. She then earned her Master of Science in Human Resources Education with a Concentration in Human Resources and Leadership Development, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2016.

Prior to joining BSW, Kayla worked as a Human Resource Consultant and Human Resource Consultant Supervisor at Louisiana State Civil Service. During her tenure at State Civil Service, she advised state agencies on State Civil Service rules, aided in the development of policies as well as the implementation of pay mechanisms, and participated in market analysis and market research. She also served as a certified statewide classification and compensation trainer for the state's Comprehensive Public Training Program.

Kayla enjoys advising clients on numerous labor and employment issues and developing effective preventive maintenance programming for clients in many different industries. She has successfully represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Louisiana State Civil Service Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in litigation involving sophisticated motion practice and complex legal issues.

Practice Areas

Education

Southern University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2021

Louisiana State University, Master of Science: Human Resources Education, summa cum laude, 2016

Northwestern State University, Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, cum laude with distinction, 2014

Admissions

Louisiana, 2021

U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, Cannabis Law & Policy Committee

Community Involvement

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Sigma Chapter, New Orleans, LA

Leadership Jefferson, class of 2024

Honors and Awards

Named "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers (2024)

Leadership Jefferson, Class of 2024

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2024)

Publications

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Presentations

  • An Update on the Federal Wage & Hour Law, Management Update Metairie, LA, January 2024
  • Dealing with Remote Workers, Management Update Metairie, LA, January 2024
  • Coordinating FMLA, ADA, and Workers Compensation, Management Update, Baton Rouge, November 2023
  • “Blunt” Force Trauma: The Reality of Weed at Work and Other Off Duty Employee Conduct, Labor & Employment Conference for Healthcare Professionals, May 10, 2023
  • The Top Three NLRB Violations by Employers, Management Update New Orleans, May 4, 2023
  • High Expectations: Monitoring Employee Marijuana Use and Other Off Duty Conduct, Southern University Law Center CLE, April 28, 2023
  • Off-Duty Conduct as Employer Headaches – Guns, Cigarettes, Politics, and Romantic Relationships, Management Update New Orleans, January 26, 2023
  • Staying Out of Trouble with Federal Wage and Hour Law, L&E LCIA Seminar, November 4, 2022
  • Reducing the Risk of Being Sued for Sexual Harassment, L&E Construction Seminar, October 6, 2022
  • Recruiting and Hiring Employees in a Tight Labor Market, Management Update New Orleans, September 8, 2022
  • Social Media Usage in the Work Environment, Management Update, May 5, 2022
  • Update on FMLA & ADA Developments, Management Update, January 20, 2022
  • Unique Issues in Litigating Pregnancy Discrimination Claims, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Labor & Employment Law CLE Committee, November 16, 2021
  • Defeating Meritless Unemployment Compensation Claims, Management Update, New Orleans, September 9, 2021
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