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Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8345
F 703-483-8301
Leslie.Stout@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Leslie Stout-Tabackman is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has a broad-based practice counseling and representing employers on compliance with federal and state workplace laws and regulations, and designing and implementing sound practices and policies.

Ms. Stout-Tabackman regularly counsels and represents clients with matters before the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues and prevailing wage and benefits issues arising under the Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). Her prevailing wage practice includes counseling federal contractors and providing comprehensive training on SCA and DBA prevailing wages and benefits requirements, coverage, exemption and worker classification issues, and related contracting procedures from the solicitation and bid stage through completion of the contract. Her wage and hour practice includes advising clients on compliance with the minimum wage and overtime obligations of the FLSA and state wage and hour laws, including classification of positions as exempt or nonexempt, overtime requirements for nonexempt employees, compensation policies for exempt employees, conducting voluntary FLSA compliance audits,and providing education and training sessions for clients on these topics. She regularly represents clients facing DOL FLSA, SCA and DBA audits and has advised and represented clients on these matters before the DOL’s Administrative Review Board.

In addition, Ms. Stout-Tabackman counsels clients on matters involving employment discrimination, non-compete and other employment agreements, employee performance and discipline, and termination of employment. Ms. Stout-Tabackman has extensive experience in conducting effective internal investigations of workplace claims and grievances, including harassment and other claims employers typically face.

Ms. Stout-Tabackman is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on wage and hour and prevailing wage law matters, including presentations for the Practicing Law Institute, the Power & Communications Contractors Association, and several events hosted by the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and state -affiliated mortgage brokers’ associations regarding wage and hour compliance in the mortgage industry. In addition, she has developed and co-taught a course on prevailing wage laws and co-taught a course on covenants not to compete for the District of Columbia Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program.

She is a current contributing editor to The Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA-ABA publication) and a current senior editor of Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey (BNA-ABA publication).

While attending law school, Ms. Stout-Tabackman served as Editor-In-Chief of the American University Law Review, received the Outstanding Graduate Award, and was elected to the Washington College of Law’s Honor Society.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Practicing Law Institute Faculty, 2010-2011

Published Works

  • Fair Labor Standards Act. BNA/ABA, 2nd Edition & Supplements (2009-2011) [Contributing-Editor]
  • Wage and Hour Laws: A State by State Survey. BNA/ABA (2011) [Senior Editor]
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Law & Supplements. BNA/ABA (2009-2011) [Contributing Editor]
  • Employers Guide to Preventing Discrimination. Thompson Publishing (2008) [Co-Author]
  • "Focus on the Service Contract Act: 3 Part Series," Federal Employment Law Insider (May-August 2007) [Author]

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August 26, 2016
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Leslie Stout-Tabackman Discusses the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

August 26, 2016

Leslie Stout-Tabackman discusses the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule in "Fair Pay Order Enters Next Phase: Lawsuits, Compliance," published in Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 24, 2016
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Leslie Stout-Tabackman Discusses the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

August 24, 2016

Leslie Stout-Tabackman discusses the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule in "Everything You Need To Know About Obama’s New Contracting Rule," published by Inside Sources. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 20, 2016
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Leslie Stout-Tabackman and Patricia Pryor Discuss Paid Sick Leave Rule

April 20, 2016

Leslie Stout-Tabackman and Patricia Pryor discuss the OFCCP's paid sick leave rule in HR.BLR.com's "Experts say paid sick leave rule will create burdens for contractors." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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July 27, 2017

Increase in 2017 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate; Lower Rate for Contracts Covered by Federal Paid Sick Leave EO

July 27, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum with the rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.41 per hour (up from the 2015-2016 rate of $4.27 per hour) is required in all government contract bids or other service contracts awarded on or after August... Read More

June 21, 2017

Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule Imminent: GSA Issues Interim Memorandum

June 21, 2017

Rulemaking is underway to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule, the General Services Administration has said in guidance to federal agencies instructing them not to wait for the formal rescission to ensure certain contract clauses are not in new or existing government... Read More

March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Legislation and Issues Order Ending Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 28, 2017

The nearly three-year journey of Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which President Barack Obama signed in July 2014, is officially over. Federal contractors will not be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bid process or implement measures to foster pay transparency. They also... Read More

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January 20th and Beyond: Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump

January 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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It Pays to Be Sick: Executive Order 13706 and What it Means for Federal Contractors

October 20, 2016 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule: Employer Obligations

September 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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The U.S. DOL Today Released Its Final Rule Requiring Paid Sick Leave for Contractors
September 29, 2016

We are writing to alert you to yet another source of wage-hour and wage-payment claims.  EO 13706 mandates that government contractors and sub-contractors provide paid sick days in addition to any other PTO requirement (such as the vacation pay requirement contained in the Service Contract Act).  Failure to make payments could result in l Read More

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