Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.
Tammy McCutchen, a shareholder in Littler’s Washington, D.C. office, is a leading authority on wage and hour issues, and focuses her practice on counseling clients on employment matters, particularly those related to the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ms. McCutchen has served as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, where she was responsible for administering and enforcing some of the United States’ most comprehensive labor laws. Her responsibilities included managing an annual budget of $160 million and 1,400 employees in more than 250 offices across the country. Ms. McCutchen was the primary author of the August 2004 revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 541, representing the first major changes to the DOL overtime regulations in 50 years.
Ms. McCutchen earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Western Illinois University and her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as editor of the law review. Following law school she clerked for Judge Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is listed in Chambers USA as a leading employment attorney in the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Illinois.