Alex Weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Associate

As a Labor & Employment associate, Alex Weinstein represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. One of Alex’s primary practice areas involves advising federal government contractors and subcontractors on unique employment, affirmative action and other compliance issues that arise in the government contracts sphere. Some examples of his work include developing and implementing policies and programs; conducting internal audits and investigations; preparing affirmative action plans; advising contractors and subcontractors with respect to all aspects of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act compliance; and defending clients during OFCCP and Department of Labor audits and enforcement proceedings.

Alex’s practice also includes defending companies in both federal and state courts in various industries. His litigation practice has included class and collective actions, general labor and employment, executive disputes, whistleblower claims, government contractor compliance, employee mobility disputes and wage and hour litigation. He also advises clients on all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour practices, whistleblowers, trade secret and confidential information protection in relation to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, leave policies, reductions in force, labor relations, flu vaccination policies and FMLA and ADA compliance and administration.

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Chicago Federal Court Rejects Retaliatory Discharge Claim Due To Existence Of SOX Whistleblower Claim

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that a plaintiff’s SOX claim precluded his claim for common law retaliatory discharge.  Cohen v. Power Solutions International, Inc., No. 17-cv-4385. Plaintiff, a COO, claimed that in early 2016, he became suspicious of the Company’s financial dealings and believed the Company … Continue Reading

Portland Jury Awards $1 Million to Whistleblower

On January 17, 2018, a Portland, Oregon jury issued a verdict of $1 million in damages to a former employee who alleged that his employer retaliated against him for reporting misconduct. Zweizig v. Northwest Direct Teleservices, Inc., 15-cv-02401 (D. Or. 2018). Plaintiff worked for Defendant from 2001 to 2003. After his employment was terminated, he … Continue Reading

N.D. Illinois Dismisses Illinois Whistleblower Act Claim

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently granted a Rule 12(b)(1) and (6) motion to dismiss a former employee’s complaint alleging retaliation under the Illinois Whistleblower Act (“IWA”).  Huang v. Fluidmesh Networks, LLC, No. 16-cv-9566 (N.D. Ill. July 18, 2017). Background.  Plaintiff was a Supply Chain and Manufacturing Manager for Defendant.  … Continue Reading

District of Massachusetts Clarifies Immunity Defense Burden Under Defend Trade Secrets Act

As noted in our May 2016 client alert, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which establishes a federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets into law.  As part of its protections, the DTSA provides an immunity defense for lawful disclosures (as defined by the law), including disclosures to an attorney for … Continue Reading
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