Overview

Alex R. Frondorf is an experienced labor and employment law litigator and advisor. Alex devotes his practice to a broad range of labor and employment related matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Wrongful terminations
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Ohio Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class actions
  • Religion and disability accommodations
  • Pay equity

Alex represents a diverse group of clients across different industries, including:

  • Healthcare, including home healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Restaurants / food and beverage
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Child and day care facilities

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Aldrich and the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In law school, he was managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. He is also an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he teaches courses on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and scholarly writing, and at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches a course on health care law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

William K. Thomas Inn of Court

Member

American Inn of Court, Cleveland Employment Chapter

Member and Past President

American Constitution Society, Cleveland Chapter

2008-present

Life Member

Eighth District Judicial Conference

Member

Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

Member

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Vice President, Board of Trustees

Ohio City, Inc.

Board Member

The Refugee Response

Founder

St. John's Institute

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©

2021-2022

News, Analysis & Press

FLSA Class Nixed In ManorCare Meal Break Suit

Law360.com

February 1, 2013

The Time Has Come For Plaintiffs To Put Up Their Dukes

Law360.com

March 20, 2012

Advertising to Children and the Commercial Speech Doctrine: Political and Constitutional Limitations

58 DRAKE L. REV. 67

2010

A Deep Bench

N.Y. TIMES, at A27

May 7, 2009

Universalistic Moral Principles and the Law: Is Child Labor Always Wrong?

27 HOUS. J. INT'L L. 1

2004

Civil Union Statutes: A Shortcut to Legal Equality for Same-Sex Partners In a Landscape Littered with Defense of Marriage Acts

15 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 229

2004

Speaking Engagements

2019 Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 10, 2019

2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations

Littler Briefing, Cleveland, OH

October 2015

Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

2012-2015

Ten Ways Employers Are – Inadvertently – Violating the FLSA

Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012

Education

  • J.D., St. Louis University, 2007cum laude
  • M.P.A., St. Louis University, 2007
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2003magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Ohio
New York
Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio