Elayna J. Youchah: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Elayna J. Youchah

Office Managing Shareholder
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Retail
  • Wage and Hour
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Real Estate
University University of Michigan, B.A., 1980; University of Washington, MSW, 1983
Law SchoolUniversity of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1993 Order of the Coif
Admitted1994, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1995, Nevada, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 2003, New York; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Associations and Activities

•California State Bar Association
•Clark County Bar Association
•Nevada State Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association


Elayna J. Youchah is a Shareholder in the Las Vegas, Nevada, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She works on matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act including, but not limited to, wage and hour class actions, and state law wrongful termination matters.

Ms. Youchah has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and local labor and employment agencies throughout the United States. Additionally, she has an extensive appellate practice, including oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Youchah has received numerous awards and honors. She served as a law clerk to Honorable Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leavitt of the U.S. District Court in Nevada. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Hale Moot Court and is the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award.

Honors and Recognitions

Vegas Inc. Top Lawyer (2013)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Clark County's Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2004)

Published Works

• Selecting and Terminating Employees in Nevada, National Business Institute (January 2002) [Author]
• Religion, Free Speech and the Workplace, Managing the Workforce (January 1996) [Author]


July 2, 2014

Nevada Constitution Provides Exclusive Exemptions from Minimum Wage, Nevada High Court Rules

July 2, 2014

The Nevada Constitution's categories of individuals who are exempted from the payment of minimum wage supersede the exemptions previously provided by statute, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, clarifying a question that has troubled employers in Nevada. Thomas v. Nevada Yellow Cab, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (June 26, 2014)....

April 2, 2014

Nevada Arbitration Clauses May Need Affirmative Agreement

April 2, 2014

Nevada has amended its law to require that any agreement containing an arbitration clause include “specific authorization for the provision which indicates that the person has affirmatively agreed to the provision.” An arbitration clause that fails to include such an authorization is “void and unenforceable.” Nev...

November 19, 2013

Tip Pooling Valid Where Employer Distributes All to Employees, Nevada Supreme Court Rules

November 19, 2013

Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court has held. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Baldonado, et al., 129 Nev., Advance Opinion 78...

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...

June 9, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015

June 9, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 9, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation:...

May 19, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking


December 9

Las Vegas, NV

Nevada Labor & Employment Law Symposium

December 9, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Four Seasons Las Vegas
3960 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Recent legislative and regulatory developments and case law will have a profound and lasting impact on the workplace....


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Elayna J. Youchah

3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 600
Las VegasNV 89169


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