Kenneth S. Weinstock - Kainen Escalera & McHale


Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

21 Oak Street, Suite 601
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 493-0870
Facsimile: (860) 493-0871


Mr. Weinstock represents public and private sector employers exclusively in all aspects of labor relations and employment law before state and federal courts, arbitration boards and state and federal administrative agencies, including the State Board of Labor Relations, State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, American Arbitration Association and Freedom of Information Commission. He represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and interest arbitrations and prohibited practice complaints. Mr. Weinstock also represents employers in all types of workplace discrimination claims before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Responsibilities and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also counsels public and private sector employers in all labor and employment matters including compliance with all laws and regulations governing the workplace, contract administration, personnel policies, sexual harassment training, hiring and firing matters, employee testing and general personnel and human resource concerns.


Mr. Weinstock received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1993 where he was a Hennessey Scholar. He received a B.A. magna cum laude in political science from Boston University in 1990, where he was a Harry S. Truman National Scholar from New Jersey.


New Jersey, 1993; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1993; Massachusetts, 1993; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1994; Connecticut, 1996; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2004.


Annual presenter at National Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference; Frequent Presenter for the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Labor Relations Academy; Lectures throughout New England and nationally for chambers of commerce, human resource and legal education organizations on various labor and employment topics; Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association – Executive Committee member, 2003-2007; International Public Management Association for Human Resources Eastern Region – Connecticut Chapter Outstanding Chapter Member Award Nominee, 2007; University of Connecticut School of Business Executive Education Program Faculty Member – 2007-2010; Board of Directors/Recording Secretary – Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Emek Shalom- 2013-present.


Member: American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Hartford County Bar Association; National and Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Labor and Employment Relations Association; International Public Management Association for Human Resources; Society for Human Resource Management; Connecticut Association of Boards of Education; National School Boards Association; Connecticut School Attorneys Council; Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys.


Previously served as Update Editor for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’ Municipal Employee Relations Act Manual; Previously served as Contributing Editor for the Developing Labor Law and Connecticut Employment Law Letter.


Prior recipient of the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” award, recognizing Mr. Weinstock as one of Greater Hartford’s up and coming business and civic leaders. Since 2014, Mr. Weinstock has been selected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Labor and Employment Law – Management; Education Law.

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