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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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The Right to Withdraw Recognition is Under Attack

For over 65 years, an employer has had a legal right to withdraw recognition from an incumbent union based on the union’s lack of majority status. In 1951, in Celanese, the NLRB permitted withdrawal based on the employer’s “good faith belief” for the lack of majority status. In 2001, in Levitz Furniture, the standard was changed … Continue Reading