Fraser A. McAlpine is the Office Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. McAlpine represents employers in complex employment litigation including class actions, collective actions, and representative actions. He has represented employers in a wide range of employment discrimination cases brought by private plaintiffs or governmental agencies involving claims concerning pay, promotions, reduction-in-forces, and reasonable accommodation. He has also represented employers in disputes with officers or executives involving, for example, claims for various forms of incentive compensation such as stock options or equity. He has also represented management in cases brought under or involving ERISA including claims for interference with employee rights and benefits, and claims for withdrawal liability. When defending complex employment cases Mr. McAlpine frequently works with statisticians and labor economists. He has also briefed and argued appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.
Mr. McAlpine defends class actions and representative actions alleging violations of California wage and hour laws and collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These cases have involved, for example, allegations that employees were misclassified as independent contractors or misclassified as exempt, failure to pay overtime or minimum wages, that employees worked off-the-clock, that employees were not allowed meal periods and rest breaks required by state law, that California's paycheck requirements were not observed, and that other provisions of California or federal law were violated.
Mr. McAlpine's practice also involves traditional labor law. He has experience handling unfair labor practice charges and trials, labor arbitrations, and other labor proceedings.
He has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list in 2014. He is a member of the bar in the states of California and Texas.
He is a graduate of Colorado College (B.A. 1975) and The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D. 1978). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of the University of Toledo Law Review.