Fraser A. McAlpine

  • Office Managing Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (861 Attorneys)
  • 50 California Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Fraser A. McAlpine is Office Managing Principal of the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in complex employment litigation including class actions, collective actions, and representative actions.

Mr. McAlpine 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.

While attending law school, he was a member of the University of Toledo Law Review.

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California Workplace Law
Minimum Salary Rate Increases for California Computer Software Professional Exemption Announced
December 4, 2014

The required compensation levels for employees exempt from overtime rate of pay requirements under the California computer software professional exemption will increase by 2.2 percent from current levels beginning January 1, 2015, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced.

By Fraser A. McAlpine

California Workplace Law
San Francisco Associate Alison Hong Presented With the California Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
September 19, 2014

San Francisco Associate Alison Hong was honored with a 2014 California Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award at a formal reception last Friday, September 12, 2014 as a part of the 87th State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. The award was presented to Alison by State Bar President Luis J.

By Fraser A. McAlpine

California Workplace Law
California District Court Holds that Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act Preempts Drivers’ Minimum Wage Claims
June 6, 2014


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August 15, 2017

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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

July 19, 2017

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D’Anne Gleicher Joins Jackson Lewis in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 19, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce esteemed workplace law attorney D’Anne Gleicher has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a Principal.“D’Anne is an accomplished attorney and a perfect fit for our group in San Francisco,” said Fraser...

March 6, 2017

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Denise Trani-Morris Joins Jackson Lewis in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 6, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Denise Trani-Morris has joined the firm as a Principal. Ms. Trani-Morris, who joins Jackson Lewis from Sedgwick LLP, brings more than two decades of experience representing employers in all...

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Professional Services
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-796-5472  Phone
(415) 394-9401  Fax
University Attended:
Colorado College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1978 Member, Law Review
Year of First admission:
U.S. Supreme Court; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; California - C.D. Cal; California - E.D. Cal; California, 2007, California - N.D. Cal; California - S.D. Cal; Texas - E.D. Tex; Texas - N.D. Tex; Texas - S.D. Tex; Texas - W.D. Tex; Texas (inactive)
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