Alex Stevens

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2010, with honors

B.A., History and Religious Studies, Trinity University, 2007, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2010

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2010

Profile

Alex Stevens is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Alex has assisted employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including:


  • Providing advice and counsel to employers concerning both traditional labor and employment issues, including responding to grievances, minimizing risks of litigation, and establishing lawful employment policies. 
  • Advising clients on wage and hour compliance issues regarding compensable time, overtime compensation, employee exemptions, and other compensation issues. 
  • Drafting and negotiating collective-bargaining agreements. 
  • Drafting severance and release agreements, employment agreements, employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures. 
  • Assisting in the defense of clients against claims under Title VII, § 1981, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA, as well as breach of contract and employment-related tort claims, including grievance arbitration in union settings. 
  • Defending clients against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. 
  • Assisting federal and state contractors in complying with the Service Contract Act, the Davis Bacon Act and related state prevailing wage statutes, including drafting lawful compensation and benefit policies, drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and defending prevailing wage lawsuits.

Alex also has extensive experience regarding labor and employment issues during the bankruptcy process, and related issues regarding reductions-in-force and the WARN Act.

Alex is a member of the firm's Social Media Practice Group, and frequently counsels clients regarding social media policies and discipline relating to employee social media activity.

News and Publications

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "Labor and Employment Law and Social Media: 2013 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2014," co-author, Bloomberg BNA's Social Media Law & Policy Report, January 21, 2014.
  • "NLRB Roundup," co-author with A. John Harper III, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, Summer 2013.
  • "Social Media and Labor and Employment Law: Top Five Issues to Watch in 2013," co-author with Karen Denney, Social Media Law Reporter, January 24, 2013.
  • "NLRB Developments: New Election Rules, Class Action Waivers and (Maybe?) Recess Appointments," co-author with A. John Harper III, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, Summer 2012.
  • "Social Media Status Update," Haynes and Boone 24th Annual Employment Law Update - Dallas, April 24, 2012.
  • "Workforce Q&A: NLRB Notice Posting Requirement Changes," Texas Business Report, Vol. 27, Issue 4, April 2012.
  • "Executing Low Risk Layoffs and Other Labor Cost-Savings Measures," LeadSA at the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Employment Law Update, March 22, 2012.
  • "The ADAAA: Three Years in Review," Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Employment Law Update, March 16, 2012.
  • "Defining the Workweek and Determining the Regular Rate: A Basic Guide to Calculating Overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act," Lorman Education Services Seminar, March 23, 2011.

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