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Elizabeth S. Muyskens

Member, Lexington

Elizabeth is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2008. She is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice.  Elizabeth’s practice includes counseling employers, litigating employment law disputes and representing employers in administrative proceedings.

Elizabeth is honored as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers and recognized by Chambers USA for her many legal accomplishments.  Elizabeth worked for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky while pursuing her undergraduate degree. While attending the University of Kentucky College of Law, she served as the business manager for the Kentucky Law Journal and graduated at the top of her class.

Elizabeth is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2008, J.D., summa cum laude
University of Kentucky
2005, B.S., summa cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky Court of Appeals
Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, Employee Benefits
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Labor & Employment, 2015-2016
  • Top Ranking Student in the Class
  • Order of the Coif
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • GleanKY; personnel committee, 2016 - present
  • Junior Achievement; volunteer, 2011 - present
  • Girls on the Run; board member, 2012 - 2014
  • United Way Get on Board; graduate, 2011
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Work Highlights

Dismissal of Complaints

SKO sought dismissal of two complaints against a theological seminary, arguing that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the Court from considering the matter. More specifically, SKO argued that because of the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses, courts do not have jurisdiction over claims arising from the employment relationship between a religious institution and its ministerial employees. The Court granted summary judgment for the Seminary, and the Kentucky Court of Appeals confirmed each judgment.

Breach of Employee Covenant

SKO filed suit on behalf of a relocation and executive housing provider to enforce the covenants in an employment agreement and to recover damages. A competitor hired a former employee of our client and conspired with the employee to steal business from our client by misappropriating trade secrets and improperly utilizing confidential information.

News Publications Seminars
"Drug and Alcohol Testing and Substance Abuse in the Workplace," co-presenter, 2017 KYSHRM Conference, Aug. 2017
Women @ Work Conference, FLSA Update, Lexington, KYOct. 2016
"Special Employment Law Topics for Religiously Affiliated Employers,” co-presenter, 2016 KYSHRM ConferenceAug. 2016
 Employment Law / Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks, Kentucky Non-Profit Network, Lexington, KYOct. 2015
Women @ Work Conference, Lexington, KYOct. 2015
Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks, NBI Seminar, Lexington, KYJun. 2015
HR Boot Camp, Lexington, KYJan. 2015
Other Employment Laws You Need to Know, NBI Seminar, Lexington, KYFeb. 2014
Other Employment Laws You Need to Know, NBI Seminar, Lexington, KYFeb. 2014
Wage and Hour Mistakes Supervisors and Managers Can't Afford to Make, Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board Seminar, Lexington, KYSep. 2013