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Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region*

*Admitted only in DC

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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December 21, 2018
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Leslie Stout-Tabackman Discusses Implications of the Partial Government Shutdown

December 21, 2018

 Leslie Stout-Tabackman comments on the financial implications for federal employees due to the partial government shutdown in "After Congress Fails to Pass Funding Bill, Government Agencies Shut Down," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 18, 2018
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Leslie Stout-Tabackman Comments on a Possible Government Shutdown and its Impact on Federal Contractors

December 18, 2018

Leslie Stout-Tabackman comments on the possibility of a partial federal government shutdown and its impact on government and federal contractor employees in "Government Shutdown Would Affect Many Businesses," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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March 19, 2019

Contractors, Your Subcontractors’ Wage and Hour Practices are Your Business

March 19, 2019

A prime or general contractor may be held jointly and severally liable for any violations, including wage and hour violations, by its subcontractors if the contractor is found to be a joint employer with the subcontractor under applicable federal or state law. As most contractors who work on construction projects covered by the federal... Read More

February 7, 2018

Déjà Vu: Implications of a Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

February 7, 2018

For the second time in a month, for lack of agreement on funding the government long-term, we face the specter of a government shutdown. The government shutdown that began on January 20, 2018, lasted three days. Congress ended that shutdown after voting on a stopgap measure to fund the government until February 8, 2018. As that date... Read More

January 19, 2018

Implications of a Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

January 19, 2018

A government shutdown looms on January 20, when the current government funding expires at midnight on January 19. The fact that one political party has control of both the White House and Congress makes this instance historically unique. The 2013 government shutdown lasted two weeks and caused havoc for many government... 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

Government Contractors:
April 4, 2016

We each had to hold our collective breath, but the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) finally issued an All Agency Memorandum 220  (AAM) last week on March 30, 2016 to provide guidance to governmental agencies on how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions regarding the employer shared responsibility provisio Read More

By Jewell Lim Esposito and Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman