Kayla N. West


  • Overview


    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
    • Publications


      "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

      • 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

      "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)