Allan Weitzman

Allan Weitzman


Allan H. Weitzman, named twice by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment Law–Management in Fort Lauderdale (2016) and Miami area (2013), is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and head of the labor and employment team in the Boca Raton office. He also is co-head of the Disability, Accommodations & Leave Management Group and co-head of the Policies, Handbooks & Training Group.

Allan's practice is multifaceted. Much of the time he is either litigating in state or federal court at the trial and appellate levels. He also represents employers before administrative agencies responsible for the enforcement of the numerous antidiscrimination laws and before the National Labor Relations Board. His experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and arbitrating contract disputes. In addition, Allan has provided valuable day-to-day and crisis advice to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including retailers, banks, insurance, securities, health care, lodging and gaming, television networks, maritime, public utilities, sports and entertainment, beer distributors, manufacturing facilities and construction. On any given day, the scope of his practice could include personnel policy planning, sexual harassment, avoiding litigation when terminating employees, union election campaigns and employee benefit plans.

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No “Pleasure” for Florida Whistleblower

Despite 14 pages of vigorous dissent, a majority of a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit has done the right thing and joined the Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits in holding that the National Bank Act (“NBA”) preempts state wrongful discharge claims.  In its May 5, 2015, decision, the majority concluded that the NBA’s language empowering banks to “dismiss … Continue Reading

Eleventh Circuit Sustains Award To Employer In Whistleblower Case

In a warning to plaintiffs’ counsel who seek emotional distress damages for alleged whistleblower retaliation under Florida law, the Eleventh Circuit in Smith v. Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., 750 F.3d 1253 (11th Cir. May 6, 2014) has created a Hobson’s choice: forcing plaintiff-employees either to forego potential emotional distress damages available under state law or risk … Continue Reading

M.D. Florida: Employee Must Report To SEC To Be A Protected Dodd-Frank Whistleblower

Two weeks ago, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed with prejudice a former employee’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim on the ground that the employee was not a “whistleblower” within the meaning of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act because she did not provide information relating to a violation of the securities law to … Continue Reading