|Other Areas of Law|
Employment Law,Labor Litigation,Employment Class Actions,Employment Defense,Employer Rights,Employment Arbitration,Fair Labor Standards,Family and Medical Leave Act,Management Employment Law,Wage and Hour Class Actions,Wage and Hour Law,Wrongful Termination Defense
|University ||Rutgers University, B.A., 1989|
|Law School||Rutgers University, J.D., 1993|
|Admitted||1993, Pennsylvania (inactive) and New Jersey; 1999, Tennessee; 2000, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit|
|Memberships ||American Bar Association (Member, Federal Standards Legislation Subcommittee, Labor and Employment Section); Tennessee Bar Association; Nashville Bar Association; Lawyers Association for Women.|
|Born||Brooklyn, New York, April 24, 1967|
Legal Research and Writing Instructor, Rutgers Law School, 1992-1993. Contributing Editor, ABA Labor and Employment Section, Labor Standards Legislation Subcommittee's FLSA Treatise and annual supplements. Former Board Member, Nashville Zoo.
|Reported Cases||Sybrandt v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 560 F.3d 553 (6th Cir. 2009); Lukic v. Eisai Corp. of North America, Inc., -- F. Supp. 2d --, 2013 WL 321689 (W.D. Tenn. Jan. 28, 2013); Scola v. Pubilx Supermarkets, Inc., 902 F. Supp. 2d 1083 (E.D. Tenn. 2012); Rock v. T.N.H.D. Partners, LLC, 833 F. Supp. 2d 802 (M.D. Tenn. 2011); Sudberry v. Royal & Sun Alliance, 344 S.W.3d 904 (Tenn. App. 2008); Dollar General Partners v. Upchurch, 214 S.W.3d 910 (Ky. App. 2006); In re Opinion 33 of Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law, 733 A.2d 478 (NJ 1999); Score Board, Inc. v. Upper Deck Co., 959 F. Supp. 234 (D.N.J. 1997).|
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Uniforms, Dress Codes, and the FLSA
Elizabeth S. Washko, June 8, 2015
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not prohibit employers from requiring employees to follow a particular dress code or wear a designated uniform. However, it does prohibit employers from requiring employees to pay for uniforms, if such costs would cause an employee’s pay to drop below...
FAQs on Compliance With the Federal Tip Credit
Elizabeth S. Washko, December 2, 2014
Many employers in the hospitality industry employ individuals who receive customer tips or gratuities in the ordinary course of their work day. These tips may serve as an offset against an employer’s minimum wage obligations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—but only if...
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