Allan.Weitzman

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Allan H. Weitzman is the head of the Labor and Employment Law Department in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law with over forty-one years’ experience – all at Proskauer.

Based on a peer-review study, Allan has been named in the 2005 through 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s definitive guide to legal excellence.  He is particularly proud that he was named by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law in South Florida.  From 2007 through 2015, Allan has earned a first tier Chambers ranking for his outstanding employment law work. In 2009 and 2011 through 2016, Allan was named by Human Resource Executive/Lawdragon as one of the nation’s top 100 corporate employment attorneys. In 2017, Allan was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the nation's top corporate employment attorneys. 

Among his notable achievements, Allan submitted the amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Society of Human Resources Management in the Faragher case.  The employer’s “affirmative defense” that was adopted by the Supreme Court in Faragher was based on an argument made by Allan and his firm.

Allan is graduate of the Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review, graduating with distinction and was a member of “The Order of the Coif.”

 

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Articles by Allan H. Weitzman

 

 

As a longtime believer in the benefits of massage to overall health, I was intrigued to read about SHRM Exhibitor, Massage at Work.  Particularly interesting to me was the correlation drawn between massage and the reduction of absenteeism and stress levels at work.

While I’m lucky enough to be able to fit massage within my budget, the concept of bringing massage into the workplace as an employee benefit resonated with me.

June 6, 2017

We’re now in the home stretch of my tips for harassment policies and complaint procedures. (It’s not exactly like America Pharoah’s “home stretch” run for the Triple Crown – but close!)

“Pregnancy” as a Protected Characteristic

My first tip creates a very cathartic experience because it forces me to admit that nobody’s perfect, including me.  In my case, the “no-harm/no-foul” rule saved me.  But, there was once a client who wasn’t as lucky.

June 23, 2015

Because the Faragher affirmative defense to illegal harassment grew out of the seeds we planted in my amicus brief for SHRM in the United States Supreme Court, I treat harassment policies and their complaint procedures with extra tender love and care.  If the Human Resource Professional is going to be the gardener who prevents internal harassment complaints from growing into lawsuit weeds, every word in the policy must be chosen with the knowledge that it will be placed under a microscope by your employees, your employees’ a

May 27, 2015

 

Complaint Procedure (With More “Fixes” to Come)
 

On June 29 – for the twenty-first straight year - - I will have the pleasure to share my expertise on handbooks at SHRM’s 2015 Annual Conference.  Over the years, approximately 10,000 SHRM members have walked away with a new way of looking at their handbooks: “every word counts.”

May 12, 2015