Elizabeth Voss
Dykema DSO

Elizabeth Voss sees herself as a business attorney who focuses on clients’ workplace issues because, in her view, what’s good for a business is good for its people. She is a triple threat, providing labor and employment counsel, handling employment-related regulatory compliance matters, and litigating claims arising from the employer-employee relationship.

Elizabeth’s clients span several industries and range in size from small closely-held entities to mid-market corporations that all share the same goals: boosting morale and productivity, attracting top talent, retaining valuable employees, and making their companies great places to work. Each of their workplaces is unique, so cut-and-paste, one-size-fits-all advice doesn’t work. Clients rely on Elizabeth to find creative strategies and tailored solutions that help them achieve their workforce objectives and compete in their respective markets.

As employment counsel, Elizabeth creates and updates handbooks, reviews collective bargaining agreements, and conducts due diligence in merger and acquisition deals by analyzing employee non-competes, litigation risks, and compensation policies.

She conducts internal investigations regarding whistleblower reports and advises general counsel, c-suite officers, business owners, and de facto human resources managers at all levels of clients’ organizations.

Company executives frequently ask Elizabeth to negotiate employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance packages.

Elizabeth’s litigation practice has evolved with the rise in wage-and-overtime and discrimination claims. She has successfully defended clients in energy, hospitality, construction, healthcare, and other verticals against individual and class action FLSA lawsuits.

Also, the #MeToo movement has generated an increase in sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims, along with new challenges to employment agreements and releases. Elizabeth regularly appears in state and federal courts, at arbitration, and before administrative agencies to represent clients in these and other disputes.