Jacqueline R. Scott

Jacqueline R. Scott

District of Columbia
FortneyScott, LLC

Jacqueline Scott is a co-founder of FortneyScott, where her diverse practice focuses on business, international, and workplace matters. She counsels foreign-based clients on complying with U.S. workplace and tax laws and assists U.S. employers in expanding outside the U.S. She also advises clients on workplace investigations, worker classification issues, executive compensation, and related tax and employment issues; compliance with the wage and hour requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws; DOL Opinion Letters; and federal contractors’ nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations that are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. 

Jacqueline is a frequent lecturer on issues of international labor and employment law, including, overtime, minimum wage, data privacy, worker classification status, secondment, expatriate agreements, international tax and human rights. She holds key leadership positions in international professional organizations, including Co-Director of Human Rights and Protection of Lawyers on the Executive Committee of the Union Internationale des Avocats (the “UIA”), an association of international lawyers. She is also a member of the ITC Pro-Bono Committee on International Model Contracts for Exporting SME’s. Jacqueline also has significant experience and expertise in adjudicating both U.S. and international commercial and employment disputes. She served for many years as the United States’ Member and the First Vice President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, the seven-member, independent appellate forum of last resort that adjudicated claims made by United Nations employees worldwide.

Jacqueline's wage and hour practice includes advising and representing clients on matters involving the FLSA, including minimum wage and overtime obligations and exemptions, classification of positions as exempt or non-exempt, overtime requirements for non-exempt employees, and compensation strategies and policies for exempt employees. She also advises clients on matters involving the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors. Jacqueline also has significant experience conducting workplace investigations for employers involving fraud, harassment, and discrimination.

Jacqueline is a co-founder of Global Workplace Compliance Network, a joint project between the firm and ORC - Mercer. The GWCN is a unique source of global workplace compliance information and networking that provides its members--U.S.-based corporate counsel and other senior workplace compliance professionals of major, multinational corporations--with access to vetted international lawyers, as well as a forum of their peers in which they can discuss the recent developments in international labor and employment law.