Alexandra H. Clauss

Alexandra H. Clauss

Shareholder
Burlington VT

Posts by Alexandra H. Clauss

CWEVT Community Classroom: Employee Handbooks 101

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Vermont COVID-19 Employee Training Requirement

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Free Webinar for Burlington Employers Tomorrow

Tomorrow, April 8, at 12:00 pm, the City…

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Alexandra Clauss is an attorney and shareholder at Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, providing employers throughout the region with practical advice on employment law compliance and human resources issues. Alexa’s practice is focused on counseling businesses on best practices and laws affecting the workplace, advising on matters related to hiring, worker classification, performance counseling, termination, accommodations, wage and hour, and leaves of absence.  She conducts investigations related to employee misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and represents employers facing audits or complaints before state and federal government agencies. Alexa also drafts and reviews employee handbooks, policies, and agreements.  She is frequently called upon by clients and local organizations to speak on a variety of HR topics and changes in employment legislation. She is admitted to practice law in Vermont, New Hampshire, and California.

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D.
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce 

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Champlain, Class of 2015
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Chittenden County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Vermont Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New Hampshire Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • California Bar

Pro Bono & Volunteer Work

  • Co-Founder of LIFT, a Women's Giving Circle 
  • Center for Women & Enterprise - Vermont, Volunteer Trainer & Consultant, 2017 – present; Advisory Board Member 2019 – present
  • Greater Burlington Women's Forum, Leadership Team

Notables

Proficient in Spanish, French and Greek

Speaking Engagements

Below is a list of representative speaking engagements from the last several years:

  • Presenter on “Employment Law Considerations for Growing and Start-Up Businesses”; Center for Women in Enterprise Vermont Trust IT: Women in Tech Short Course; September 10, 2019
  • Presenter on “Marijuana Legalization & the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know”; Hickok & Boardman Conference; June 27, 2019
  • Presenter on “Trivia Quiz Bowl! Vermont Laws for a Healthy and Inclusive Workplace”; Vermont Wellness Conference; March 21, 2019
  • Presenter on “Human Resources Legal Updates”; Vermont Human Resource Association; November 14, 2018
  • Presenter on “Marijuana & Other Substances in the Workplace”; Green Mountain Payroll Association; September 20, 2018
  • Presenter on “Workplace Trivia | Overlapping and Unexpected Issues Intersecting Wellness and Related Policies”; Associated Industries of Vermont; August 1, 2018
  • Interviewed by WCAX3; “How new Vt. Sexual harassment law will protect you”; June 6, 2018
  • Interviewed by Vermont Public Radio; “After A Year, Taking Stock of Vermont’s Paid Sick Time Law”; March 15, 2018
  • Interviewed by WCAX3; “Memo reveals sexual harassment policy for Vt. Lawmakers inadequate”; December 20, 2017
  • Presenter on "Human Resource Law from A to Z"; Holiday Inn; May 9, 2017
  • Presenter on the U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule on Overtime, Vermont's Earned Sick Leave law and Vermont's "Ban the Box" law; LCRCC offices, December 1, 2016
  • Presenter on "Employment Law Update", VHCA Annual Meeting, Stoweflake Resort, November 15, 2016
  • Presenter, "Employment Law Update"; Vermont Medical Society; October 19, 2016