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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

FTC Adopts Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements
May 01, 2024

FTC Adopts Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2, along party lines, to ban most new non-compete agreements and invalidate existing non-compete agreements.  The new rule is scheduled to take effect in August – but lawsuits challenging this ban will be coming soon to a courthouse near you!

April 26, 2024

US DOL Finalizes Rule to Increase Compensation Thresholds for Overtime Eligibility

February 09, 2024

Understanding the New Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act