Dr. Foster is an expert in labor and employment economics with significant expertise in FLSA and state-specific wage and hours matters, frequently providing economic testimony during the course of litigation and consulting for companies on issues of compliance.
Dr. Foster’s practice includes assessing economic issues related to regular rate calculations, misclassification, off-the-clock work, time-shaving, and meal and rest break periods. In those matters, she examines class certification issues, quantifies potential exposure under a range of assumptions, assists with deposition preparation, and critiques reports from opposing experts. Dr. Foster also advises clients on matters relating to discrimination claims including race, gender, and age.
In addition to her labor practice, Dr. Foster has experience in commercial litigation and intellectual property where she has assisted clients with matters related to bankruptcy, fraud, breach of contract, and patent infringement.
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Dr. Foster earned her PhD in economics and her MA in economics from Michigan State University and her BS in business and economics from Trinity University.
- American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
- American Economics Association
- Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Michigan State University, Instructor and Researcher
News & Events
Preparing for the New DOL White Collar Exemption Rules Event Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 10–11:30 am
Webinar - The DOL's White Collar Rule Changes: Implications & Today's Must Dos Event Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 3:30–4:30 pm
Webinar - The DOL's White Collar Rule Changes: Implications & Today's Must Dos Event Tue, Oct 27, 2015, 12:30–1:30 pm
ACI Wage & Hours Claims and Class Actions San Francisco Event Mon, Sep 28–Tue, Sep 29, 2015
Edgeworth Economists Publish 10 Questions To Ask Your Experts News Sep 25, 2015
Without Local Cost Of Living Adjustments Proposed Salary Threshold May Be Problematic EDGEwords: Business Analytics & Regulation Sep 4, 2015
Flawed Logic Of DOL's Proposed White Collar Salary Test EDGEwords: Business Analytics & Regulation Aug 25, 2015
Approaches To Hourly Rates Under DOL White Collar Rules EDGEwords: Business Analytics & Regulation Aug 18, 2015
Dr. Deborah Foster Joins Edgeworth Economics Press Release Mar 16, 2015