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Elizabeth Duff Mendoza

Elizabeth Duff Mendoza represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. She has appeared before federal and state courts and administrative agencies with respect to claims under state and federal non-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, protected leave laws, and whistleblower protection and non-retaliation laws. She has also litigated claims arising under employment-related contracts, including non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements.

Elizabeth also counsels employers on litigation avoidance and advises employers on day-to-day employment law issues related to hiring, layoffs and terminations, FMLA and other leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and other employment-related matters. Elizabeth conducts workplace investigations and provides trainings on a variety of employment law topics. Additionally, she drafts employment handbooks, policies, and agreements for use by employers.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019 Pathfinder

Community Involvement

  • The Salvation Army Linwood Center, Advisory Council Member
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project, Pro Bono Attorney

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Survey of Kansas Employment Libel Law (2019)," Media Law Resource Center

Presentations

  • Speaker, "2018 Labor & Employment Executive Briefing," Lathrop Gage, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Speaker, "2017 Labor & Employment Executive Briefing," Lathrop Gage, Kansas City, Missouri
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F: 816.292.2001

Assistant

Kristen Hollstrom
816.460.5601

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

Rockhurst University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2011