Alexander Friedman is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. He represents employers in labor and employment matters. Alex counsels private sector employers in all areas of employment law. He also defends employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies.
Employment and Labor Relations Counseling
Alex counsels employers and human resource professionals regarding compliance with a variety of employment laws and litigation avoidance. This includes discrimination/harassment/hostile work environment issues under Title VII and equivalent state and local laws, employee discipline, wage and hour laws and regulations, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave and related leave laws, employment and independent contractor agreements, individual terminations, and reductions in force. He also negotiates, drafts, and reviews employment and severance/separation agreements as well as restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Alex also drafts, reviews, and revises employee handbooks and personnel policies. He also provides labor relations/union avoidance advice and counsel to help employers maintain a union-free environment and avoid unfair labor practice charges.
Courtroom Litigation and Administrative Agency Proceedings
Alex defends employers in a wide range of labor and employment litigation including discrimination/harassment/hostile work environment, wage and hour, restrictive covenant, and other issues. He represents clients in both federal and state courts. He has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before such agencies as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the New York Division of Human Rights.
Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Alex practiced at a boutique management-side labor and employment firm and at a law firm in Philadelphia. At the start of his career, Alex was a legal fellow at a legal aid organization in New Jersey.