Jeff Weintraub: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jeff Weintraub

Regional Managing Partner
Memphis,  TN  U.S.A.
Phone(901) 526-0431

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act - ADEA
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Litigation
  • Management Employment Law
Contact InfoTelephone: (901) 526-0431
Fax: (901) 526-8183
University University of Memphis, B.S., cum laude, 1978
Law SchoolUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Tennessee; 2010, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri

Professional Activities

Chairman, The Greater Memphis Chamber - Small Business Council


Jeff Weintraub is the managing partner of the Memphis office. He is a trial attorney who has represented employers in more than 59 jury and bench trials in the private and public sectors in employment-harassment/discrimination and retaliatory discharge lawsuits alleging violations of public policies and statutes, such as the False Claims Act. He also handles EEOC charges, wage and hour cases, labor cases, and enforcing non-competes in all federal and state courts and agencies, various Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He provides training for employers in avoiding harassment charges and employment litigation and is a frequent speaker at employment and labor seminars around the country. For many years, he has taught the Employee Relations & Labor component in the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Certification course in Memphis.

Jeff has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995, as well as Mid-South Super Lawyers for the last eight years. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 he was named as a Power Player in Employment Law by Memphis Business Quarterly. He also has been included in the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers (United Kingdom) for the last nine years and he has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013.


Handbook Apocalypse!
September 8, 2015

DOL's New Rule Requiring Employers to Allow FMLA Spousal Leave to Lawfully Married Same-Sex Spouses
April 6, 2015

The EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency's Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise
November 3, 2014

2 Employee Laws Your Business Needs To Know
June 25, 2014

Religious Garb And Grooming Practices In The Workplace: FAQs By The EEOC
April 8, 2014

The EEOC Reponds to Attack On Its Criminal Background Checks Policy
October 1, 2013

Results of DOMA's Downfall
July 30, 2013

Will the NLRB's Lack of a Quorum Cause the Labor Board to Stagnate?
June 20, 2013

Creed-The Mysterious Protected Group Under the Tennessee Human Rights Act
February 20, 2013

Is Blogging a Concerted Protected Activity?
November 1, 2012

How to Weigh in Obesity in Employment Decisions
September 3, 2012

Transgenders: The Next Protected Group Under Title VII?
June 21, 2012

Employers Must 'Walk a Fine Line' Using Social Media in Employment Decisions
June 8, 2012


Greater Memphis Chamber's Small Business Council's HR Legal Summit
October 22, 2015

The EEO/Federal Contractor's Liaison Association - Fall Seminar
October 16, 2015

HR Professional Quarterly Seminar - Memphis
March 3, 2015

Same Sex Employment Discrimination Issues
November 21, 2014

HR Legal Summit - Memphis
October 17, 2014

HR Legal Summit - Memphis
November 14, 2013

13th Annual Human Resource & Manager's Seminar: What HR Professionals and Your Managers Should Know - Memphis, TN
November 7, 2013

Fair Labor Standards Act - Memphis, TN
July 16, 2013

Representing Your Client in Federal Court - Memphis, TN
May 15, 2013

Is Obesity A Protected Disability Under the ADA? - Webinar
May 8, 2013

Employment Laws Made Simple - Memphis, TN
February 5, 2013

Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator - Memphis, TN
November 16, 2012

How to Defend an Unemployment Claim - Southaven, MS
August 2, 2012

Retaliatory Discharge Actions Based on Filing a Workers Compensation Charge
Compliance Online
July 15, 2014

Obesity Discrimination
The Society for Human Resource Management
May 20, 2014

EEO Training
Chamber of Commerce
Poplar Bluff, MO
May 13, 2014

Union-Avoidance Training
May 12, 2014

Same-Sex Employment-Discrimination Issues
April 4, 2014

Employee and Labor Relations
The Society for Human Resource Management
April 5, 2014

Speaker: Workplace bullying and harassment presented at the Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council HR Legal Summit on November 14, 2013.
Speaker: Retaliatory Discharge for Filing a Workers Compensation Claim at the NBI seminar workers compensation seminar on December 9, 2013.

Speaker: Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know” and
“Human Resources Issues” and “Ethics.” at the NBI seminar on December. 13, 2013.


Jeff is a member of the Executive Board of the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, comprising over 26, 000 scouts and 5, 000 leaders in 17 counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and he is a recipient of the Council's Silver Beaver Award. He also is on the Board of the Memphis Orchestral Society.


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
November 5, 2014

Jeff Weintraub Named MBQ Power Player in Employment Law for Third Year Running
May 4, 2012

Quotes and Soundbites

What Employers Need to Know About Union-Organizing Apps
October 9, 2015

Obesity Can Be A Disability, Court Rules
April 29, 2014

As Americans Gain Weight, Employers Gain Liability
March 13, 2014

Jeff Weintraub and Jennifer Riley featured in HR Professional Magazine
December 17, 2013

Employers, States on Shaky Ground When it Comes to Same-Sex Marriage
April 5, 2013

Newsletter Articles

How To Weigh Obesity In Employment Decisions
February 1, 2013

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Memphis Attorneys Sally Barron And Jeff Weintraub Win Summary Judgment Motion In A Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuit; Sally Barron and Jeff Weintraub Recently Won Summary Judgment In A Termination Lawsuit Under The ADEA And Title VII

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The EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency's Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise
Jeff Weintraub, November 28, 2014
Jeff Weintraub’s article “The EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency’s Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise” was featured in the November issue of HR Professional Magazine.

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Jeff Weintraub

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
MemphisTN 38120


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