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Lisa "Lee" A. Schreter is a former chairperson and former member of Littler's Board of Directors. She focuses on representing employers in complex employment litigation and arbitration, including multiplaintiff, class, and collective actions, as well as helping employers to develop forward-thinking compliance measures that reduce wage and hour disputes and other employment-related issues. She also represents and counsels management clients in connection with all other types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws such as:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • The Service Contract Act
  • State law wage and hour requirements

She regularly appears before federal and state courts, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and agencies charged with enforcing state law wage and hour requirements in various wage-related and equal employment disputes and appeals.  Additionally, Lee is a frequent speaker before industry and trade associations, business organizations and human resource groups concerning employment-related disputes and wage and hour issues.

Lee's clients include those in the following industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Satellite/cable

Lee is a member of Littler's Diversity Council. She previously served as chair of the firm's Nominating Committee and co-chair of the LGBT Affinity Group.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Lee worked in human resources, where she gained extensive experience in wage and hour issues, employee relations, salary and benefit administration and general employment matters.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Charter Senior Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America


Atlanta Bar Association


Litigation, Labor and Employment and Individual Rights sections

American Bar Association


Committee on Fair Labor Standards

American Bar Association

Co-Chair, OutWOMEN

Out Leadership

Member, Global Advisory Board

Out Leadership

Registered Neutral

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA


Named, Trailblazers in Litigation

The National Law Journal


Named, Outstanding Woman Lawyer

The National Law Journal


Named, Female Powerbroker



Ranked, “Commended” in the Litigation Category

North America Innovative Lawyers Report - Financial Times


Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers


Named, Top Lawyers in America

Corporate Counsel

News, Analysis & Press

5 Wage Issues The Next Labor Secretary Is Inheriting

Law360 Employment Authority

March 17, 2023

DOL Appears Delayed On Planned Update To Overtime Carveout

Law360 Employment Authority

November 2, 2022

As Employers Gain Leverage, Attys Brace For Wage Impact

Law360 Employment Authority

August 30, 2022

DOL Plans To Unveil Overtime Rule In October

Law360 Employment Authority

June 22, 2022

Biden Wage Chief Setback Shows Divide Over Nominee

Law360 Employment Authority

March 31, 2022

5 Wage-Hour Tips For Employers During The Holiday Season

Law360 Employment Authority

December 10, 2021

Common Issues, Common Cause


June 28, 2021

DOL Is Reviewing Overtime Rule

SHRM Online

June 17, 2021

Wage and hour litigation issues loom for employers

Business Insurance

June 2, 2020

Lee Schreter | Out Leadership

Out Leadership

March 5, 2019

Federal Overtime Rule Changes Are Coming

SHRM Online

May 11, 2018

Justices Weigh Overtime for Car Service Advisers

Bloomberg Law

January 17, 2018

High Court Docket: Unions, Overtime

Human Resource Executive Online

December 6, 2017

The New Supermodels 2.0

Huffington Post

September 15, 2017

DOL: Opinion Letters Are Back!


June 27, 2017

Opinion Letters From DOL Could Help Employers ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

March 30, 2017

2016 Trailblazers - Litigation

The National Law Journal

December 5, 2016

Morning Shift


November 11, 2016

New OT Regs Could Spike FLSA Lawsuits

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

November 5, 2016

The DOL’s New Overtime Regulations

Today’s General Counsel

August 1, 2016

These Two Things Scare Benefits Managers the Most

Employee Benefit News

July 17, 2016

Businesses bracing for new federal overtime rule

Atlanta Business Chronicle

May 20, 2016

New OT Rule Not a Hit with Ga. Employers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 18, 2016

Number of New FLSA Lawsuits Continues to Increase

Bloomberg BNA Labor Relations Week

September 23, 2015

Overtime Rule May Hurt Workplace Morale

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

August 12, 2015

Overtime Rules Send Bosses Scrambling

The Wall Street Journal

July 21, 2015

Adjusting to the DOL’s New Overtime > Rules

Human Resources Executive

July 1, 2015

Employers worry about changing overtime exemption

Business Insurance

June 30, 2015

Proposed Overtime Rule Advances to OMB Review

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

May 6, 2015

Outstanding Women Lawyers

National Law Journal

May 4, 2015

Prepare for Imminent FLSA White-Collar Regulations

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

February 20, 2015

Job-Misclassification Woes

Human Resource Executive Online

December 22, 2014

3 Tips for Happy and Less Legally Risky Holidays

Corporate Counsel

December 10, 2014

Avoid Holiday Wage and Hour Traps

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 10, 2014

5 Firms Are GC Faves For Employment Litigation

September 29, 2014

Is wage theft by employers increasing?

ABA Journal

September 3, 2014

More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’

The New York Times

August 31, 2014

Schreter: Career a product of learning from others

Atlanta Business Chronicle

July 11, 2014

Safeguards Can Protect Against Misclassification Lawsuits

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

November 6, 2013

Beware 'Misclassification Creep' in Employee Exemption

Corporate Counsel

October 30, 2013

White House Faces Gay Marriage Court Deadline

National Public Radio (NPR)

February 25, 2013

Tech Support

HR Magazine

February 1, 2013

Overtime Pay: Exempt or Not?

Industry Week

August 15, 2012

Pharmaceutical sales reps can't receive overtime pay under FLSA


July 2012

SCOTUS: No overtime pay for sales reps; no deference for Labor

Scrip Pharmaceutical News

June 19, 2012

Justices 5-4 Reject Labor Department View, Find Pharmaceutical Sales Reps FLSA-Exempt

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

June 18, 2012

Sales Reps v. Pharma: The Overtime Issue

Pharmaceutical Executive

April 25, 2012

SCOTUS labours over pharma sales rep pay, backdoor rulemaking

Scrip Pharmaceutical News

April 17, 2012

You Can't Opt-Out of the Federal Rules: Why Rule 23 Certification Standards Should Apply to Opt-In Collective Actions under the FLSA

Federal Courts Law Review

Vol. 5, No. 1, Federal Magistrate Judges Association

October 2011

Out in the Office


May 1, 2008

Emerging Defense Might Help End Wage and Hour

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

April 11, 2008

Working Overtime: A Troublesome Matter for Employers

Entrepreneur Magazine

February 1, 2008

Lee Schreter Suggests a Talk with the DOL

HR News Online

February 20, 2007

Lisa Schreter Breaks Down the Further Implications from 'Donning and Doffing' Case

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 5, 2005

Off the Clock: FLSA Compliance the Internal Audit and the Department of Labor

Wage-Hour Class Actions: The Newest Assault on Pay Practices

Using Rule 23 to Define FLSA Class Actions: A Solution to the ‘Similarly Situated’ debate

A Minute A Day Equals Millions in Back Pay; The Fair Labor Standards Act: An Outdated Statute Comes of Age

The Use of Forensic Experts in Sexual Harassment Related Litigation

Wage and Hour Class Actions in the Healthcare Industry: Diagnosis and Prevention in 2010

Workplace Harassment Litigation: The Use of Forensic Experts and Discovery of Prior Sexual History under Federal Rule of Evidence 412

Work Place Privacy Issues in the Era of Electronic Communications

Conquering Mount Clemens: Blocking the Mount Clemens Burden-Shifting Framework with Preventative Measures

The Civil Rights Act of 1991; Procedural Issues; Retroactivity, and Seniority Systems

Fighting Fire with Faragher: Using a Sexual Harassment Defense to Stamp Out Wage & Hour Claims

When "On-Call" is "On-the-Clock"

New Friends in the Lion's Den: Call the U.S. Labor Department Before it Calls You

Adopting the Avoidable Consequences Affirmative Defense: Applying the Lessons of Ellerth/Faragher to FLSA Claims

Communicating With and Obtaining Declarations From Putative Class Members

Gender Identity and Expression: The New Frontier for Workplace Protection Against Discrimination

Dodge the Double Whammy: Build Your Good-Faith Defense to Wage and Hour Claims to Reduce Liability in Two Ways

Developing a 'Clock-Work' State of Mind: Avoid ‘Off-the-Clock' Work Claims by Non-Exempt Employees

Libros & Capítulos

  • Fair Labor Standards Act, American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Autopsy of a Wage and Hour Class Action

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 10, 2023

Workplace 2.COVID: Trends, Traps and Regulatory Mischief

Atlanta, GA

October 6, 2021

Finally, the Final Rule on Overtime

October 4, 2019

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: Strategies that Work (and Don’t) When Defending and Preventing Class and Collective Actions

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Understanding the DOL’s PAID Program: What it Means and How to Self-Audit for Compliance Success

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

Understanding the DOL's Upcoming PAID Program - What it Means and How to Self-Audit for Compliance

April 3, 2018

Understanding the DOL's Coming PAID Program — What it Means and How to Self-Audit for Compliance Success

March 21, 2018

Wage and Hour Update: Retrenching on the Federal Level and Continued Activism on the Local Level

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Countdown to the New DOL Regulations

September 30, 2016

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - May 26

May 26, 2016

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - May 23

May 23, 2016

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - May 20

May 20, 2016

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - May 19

May 19, 2016

Guidance for Navigating DOL’s Proposed Changes to White Collar Regulations

Atlanta, GA

November 4, 2015

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Proposed Changes to the Overtime Regulations

July 1, 2015

Interns: The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits

New York, NY

August 6, 2013

Pre-Complaint Litigation Armoring: Building Advance Defenses to Common Wage and Hour Class Claims

February 28, 2013

President Obama's Second Term: Weathering the Compliance Storm

Atlanta, GA

February 26, 2013

Out & About: LGBT Issues and the Globally Mobile Workforce

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 9, 2012

Class Action Summit

October 22, 2012

Atlanta Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

September 28, 2012

Top 10 Challenges Employers will Face in 2013

Atlanta Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA

September 28, 2012

2011 Employment Law Conference

Atlanta, GA

September 23, 2011

Are You Complying with the Recent FLSA Tip Credit Regulation Changes?

July 14, 2011

The 2011 Littler Health Care Summit

June 8, 2011

Tips, Tip Pooling, and Tip Credits: What Service Employers Need to Know

May 2, 2011

Weathering the New Wave of Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

May 12, 2010

Lee Schreter Presents at Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2010

February 11, 2010

Class Action Litigation in the Long Term Care Industry: Strategy and Avoidance

December 10, 2009

Class Action Litigation in the Healthcare Industry

November 5, 2009

The MA Wage & Hour War: Dealing with Skyrocketing Liability in a Down Economy

July 22, 2009

Midwest Employers Confront the Wage & Hour War: Dealing with Skyrocketing Liability in a Down Economy

July 15, 2009

The WA Wage & Hour War: Dealing with Skyrocketing Liability in a Down Economy

June 23, 2009

Littler Mendelson's Breakfast Briefing for the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

December 1, 2005

"Updates in Title VII Employment Discrimination Claims" Workshop at 2005 Lavendar Law®

October 28, 2005


  • J.D., Georgia State University, 1991cum laude
  • M.S.I.R., Georgia State University, 1987
  • B.A., Ithaca College, 1981

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • Georgia Magistrate Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut