Alexander MacDonald

Associate

Littler Mendelson PC

Alexander MacDonald

Associate

Littler Mendelson PC

Alexander MacDonald counsels Littler Mendelson clients on labor and employment matters, with a focus on traditional labor law. He represents management in all aspects of labor-management relations, including unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, representation elections, and contract negotiations.

Prior to joining Littler, Alexander was employed at a national labor and employment firm, where he concentrated on management-side employment litigation. He handled primarily wage and hour claims in federal court, in addition to administrative proceedings before the EEOC and various state agencies.

Previously, he was a labor and employment attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Postal Service. His practice consisted of litigation and policy work. He was appointed as a special U.S. attorney to defend the agency in federal court. Alexander represented the agency in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and NLRB, and briefed multiple NLRB appeals, both in the federal courts of appeals and the NLRB itself. Additionally, he served as chief counsel of employment law.

He was a law clerk to the senior judges in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, gaining valuable experience drafting bench memos and proposed opinions, as well as conducting research to support the judges.

Alexander, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is a frequently published author and editor. In law school, he graduated first in his class.

Contributions

To Combat Long-Term Unemployment, Policymakers Should Embrace the Gig Economy

Alexander MacDonald

July 14, 2020

To prevent a massive, long-term depression, policymakers must help get people back to work. But ironically, one of their best tools for doing so may be the one they’ve spent the last six months attacking: the so-called gig economy.

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Half-Baked Benefits: New Jersey Repeats the Mistakes of the Past in Its New Portable-Benefit Law for Gig Workers

Alexander MacDonald

March 2, 2020

Rather than forcing twenty-first century markets into twentieth-century models, legislators should be thinking outside the box.

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Deep Dive Episode 85 – State Regulators and the Gig Economy

January 24, 2020

Gig-economy companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and others have disrupted sectors across the economy. Alex MacDonald discusses the implications of state regulations for the future of gig work and, perhaps, a better way forward.

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