Nineveh Alkhas

  • Partner
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
  • T +1.312.876.7724


Nineveh Alkhas is a member of Latham & Watkins' Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice focusing on labor and employment law.

Ms. Alkhas advises clients in corporate transactions, capitalizing on her employment litigation and counseling experiences to assess risks and strategize with respect to all labor and employment matters implicated in the deal.

Ms. Alkhas currently serves on the firm’s EEO Review Board Committee. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Alkhas worked at another leading law firm in Chicago.


Ms. Alkhas’ practice includes:

  • Assessing and advising on all labor and employment matters in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, including worker classifications, wage and hour compliance, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, plant closings, mass layoffs and other reductions in force, potential exposure arising out of pending or threatened employment-related litigation, audits, or other proceedings, collective bargaining, labor relations, employment eligibility verification, and all other labor and employment-related issues relating to or arising out of a corporate transaction
  • Drafting non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and other restrictive covenant agreements and counseling regarding compliance with state-by-state non-competition laws
  • Preparing employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, transition agreements, separation agreements, and general releases, for both individual and group terminations
  • Advising executives and human resources professionals on a daily basis in matters involving equal opportunity practices and policies, pre-employment inquiries, hiring, background checks, exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay, wage payments and deductions, employee and independent contractor classification, wage and hour practices, record retention, employment eligibility verification, vacation and sick leave, family and medical leave and other time off work, training, accommodations, discipline, and individual and group separations
  • Preparing employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures, with an eye toward complying with applicable federal, state, and local laws and clarifying and strengthening the employer’s position
  • Counseling clients regarding compliance with equal employment, anti-harassment, wage and hour, and deduction statutes and other employment laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and employment-related state and local laws

Thought Leadership

  • Biden Signs Law Curbing Use of Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault and Harassment Disputes -  March 04, 2022
  • US Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Mandate -  January 14, 2022
  • New Restrictions on Non-Competes and Non-Solicits: What Employers Should Know -  December 28, 2021
  • 10 Employer Obligations Required by OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Mandate -  November 17, 2021
  • 10 Q&As on D.C.'s Non-Compete Ban -  March 15, 2021
  • Return to Work: Preparing for the Future Amid COVID-19 -  July 20, 2020
  • COVID-19: Due Diligence Considerations for M&A Transactions -  May 13, 2020
  • CARES Act Retention Tax Credit -  April 27, 2020
  • Comprehensive Overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act -  April 20, 2020
  • FFCRA Tax Credit -  April 20, 2020
  • CARES Act Tax Deferral -  April 20, 2020
  • FFCRA Leave -  April 20, 2020
  • US Employment Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic -  April 17, 2020
  • US Emergency Paid Leave Act: New Relief to Mitigate COVID-19’s Economic Impact -  March 19, 2020
  • US Emergency Paid Leave Bill: New Relief To Mitigate COVID-19’s Economic Impact -  March 17, 2020
  • Developments in Non-Compete Law  -  March 04, 2020
  • Washington State's Noncompetition Law: What Employers Need to Know -  October 02, 2019
  • Overtime Rules: US Labor Department Issues Final Rule Hiking Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees -  September 27, 2019
  • UPDATE: Massachusetts Delays Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Deadlines -  June 25, 2019
  • Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: How to Comply With Upcoming Deadlines -  June 07, 2019
  • Overtime Rules: US Labor Department Proposes Hiking Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees -  March 12, 2019
  • 13 Takeaways Regarding Massachusetts’ New Noncompetition Agreement Law -  August 15, 2018
  • A Win for Employers: US Supreme Court Rules Class Waivers Are Lawful -  May 24, 2018
  • Is a Worker an Independent Contractor or an Employee? 5 Precautions for California Employers -  May 10, 2018
Bar Qualification
  • Illinois
  • JD, University of Missouri, 2005
  • BA in Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2001
  • BA in Economics, Northwestern University, 2001
  • Tax
  • Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits