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Elizabeth K. Dorminey


 Elizabeth K. Dorminey

Greater Atlanta Area

Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorminey, a Principal in the Firm, advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on wage & hour, Title VII, and workplace safety (OSHA). She has been successful defending employers in a number of collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and has won many hotly contested cases on summary judgment, avoiding time-consuming and expensive trials. For clients in construction and manufacturing, she has prevailed over the Solicitor of Labor in a number of OSHA cases. Betsy defends and advises large and small clients in many industries, including food processing, farming, manufacturing, and construction.

Speaking and Writing

Betsy teaches, speaks and writes on a variety of issues. She has appeared in radio debates on NPR, recorded commentary on Supreme Court decisions for SCOTUS cast, and testified before Congress on internet accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

She is the co-author, with Larry Stine and Mark Waschak, of Occupational Safety and Health Law: Compliance and Practice (Thomson/West 2008-2012).


Betsy earned a JD from the University of Georgia, and an LL.M from Columbia. She was a Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward Carnes of the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and held several posts in the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce prior to entering private practice. She is admitted to the state bars of Georgia, New York and Connecticut, and to Federal Appeals and District Courts in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina, Arkansas and Texas.

Elizabeth K. Dorminey's Latest Resources

Sometimes We Just Have to Talk About It: Navigating New Rules on Religious Accommodation
September 07, 2023

Sometimes We Just Have to Talk About It: Navigating New Rules on Religious Accommodation

Join us for an informative webinar where we dive into recent Supreme Court decisions that address the often delicate issue of religious accommodations in the workplace. Gain practical advice on compliance with the law, meeting your employees' needs, and fostering a respectful atmosphere at work.

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 29, 2023, clarified Title VII requirements, emphasizing the need for employers to accommodate faith-based needs unless it imposes a substantial increase in costs related to their business conduct. This decision modifies the application of the undue hardship test, introducing nuances that employers will need to navigate. Learn more about this evolving standard and its implications.

Key webinar topics include:

March 07, 2023

What’s New? A Review of Recent Labor and Employments Laws That May Affect Your Business

March 06, 2023

Supreme Court Rules That Day Rates Are Not A Salary