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Alessandro G. Villanella

Principal
New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4637
F 631-247-0417
Alessandro.Villanella@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Alex Villanella is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Since joining Jackson Lewis as a summer associate in 2008, Mr. Villanella has practiced in traditional labor law areas such as collective bargaining, labor arbitration, contract administration and representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and improper practices proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board. He also regularly counsels clients in the development and completion of preventive labor and employee relations programs and has represented management with respect to union organizational drives. In addition to his traditional labor law practice, Mr. Villanella has represented employers in putative class and collective wage and hour lawsuits across a variety of industries and has litigated employment disputes regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation before federal and state courts, as well as the EEOC and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Mr. Villanella also is well-versed in all forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Published Works

  • "Workplace Violence: Strategies for Avoidance and Prevention," The Risk Management Quarterly (Winter 2011) [Co-Author]

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May 7, 2018
Law 360

Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated and Promoted Attorneys Spotlighted

May 7, 2018

Jackson Lewis’ newly elevated and promoted attorneys are featured in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1,” published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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New York State Broadens Its Pay Equity Law
July 11, 2019

On July 10, 2019, the Governor of New York State signed into law a bill extending New York’s pay equity protections to pay differentials based not only on gender, but also those caused by discrimination on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, disability, and domestic violence victim status.  The bill lowers the burden of...… Read More

Recently Enacted New Jersey Law Calls Non-Disclosure Agreements Into Question
February 6, 2019

An amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prohibit enforcement of non-disclosure provisions in certain agreements, including employment contracts and settlement agreements, has been passed by the New Jersey Legislature.  For complete details, see the article by our colleagues by clicking here.… Read More

“Regarded As” Disability Claim Does Not Require Proof of an Employer’s Subjective Belief
October 2, 2018

Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), an individual meets the requirement of being “regarded as” having a disability, and thus is protected from discrimination, where his or her employer believes that he or she is substantially limited in a major life activity regardless of whether he or she actually is disabled.  Prior to... Read More