Erik S. Rodriguez serves as national and regional labor and employment counsel for employers of all sizes, including several Fortune 100 companies.
Erik defends employers in jury and non-jury litigation in both state and federal courts in discrimination cases involving age, race, gender, religion, national origin, medical leave and other protected categories. He provides labor and employment law drafting and counseling to management, and represents employers in administrative investigations and litigation before local, state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies.
Erik also handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including unfair labor practice charges and union representation cases, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations. He has represented management in matters involving the IBT, SEIU, USW, UFCW, IAM and UNITE HERE unions.
Erik serves as a management trainer and is a frequent lecturer and writer on a wide range of employment-related issues, including preventative labor relations, exercising management rights in a labor environment and managing effectively within the equal employment opportunity laws.
Erik represents clients in a number of industries, including retail, hospitality, health care, airport services, manufacturing and financial services.
- Discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases
- Collective bargaining negotiations
- Unfair labor practice charges
- Grievance arbitrations
- Union avoidance
- Union representation elections
- Employment advice and counseling