Heidi Burakiewicz joined the Washington, D.C. office of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC in 2010. She focuses on cases brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and state wage and hour laws. Ms. Burakiewicz represents employees who are required to perform work off-the-clock without compensation or who have been incorrectly told by their employers that they are exempt from overtime compensation.
Since graduating from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000, Ms. Burakiewicz has collected over $20 million dollars in backpay and liquidated damages from the United States government on behalf of employees. Ms. Burakiewicz has also handled cases against employers for violating free speech and association rights, including a successfully-argued appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and for subjecting employees to sexual harassment and discrimination on the bases of race, sex, and disability.
Ms. Burakiewicz currently serves as a co-chair for the Federal Service Labor and Employment Law committee, part of the American Bar Association’s, Labor and Employment Law Section. She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues.
Ms. Burakiewicz is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as U.S. District Courts, Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.