Eric C. Stuart

Shareholder || Morristown

Eric is a shareholder in the Morristown office of Ogletree Deakins. He has a career-long commitment to representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor relations. Eric has extensive experience representing management in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, as well as unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. He has significant experience in the construction, manufacturing, gaming, waste collection and recycling, warehousing, transportation, logistics, hospitality, and service sectors.

Eric has successfully counseled clients in virtually every aspect of labor law including implementing long range labor strategies, strike preparations and injunctions, project labor agreements, prevailing wage litigation, complex business mergers, relocations, plant closings, corporate campaigns, and maintaining positive employee relations. Eric is a veteran litigator and is counsel of record in numerous reported decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He has litigated before the NLRB a multitude of significant unfair labor practice matters including allegations of mass refusal to hire, surface bargaining, unilateral changes, and claims of unlawful discipline and discharge.

Eric has developed and presented training programs for supervisors dealing with labor law compliance and other topics for human resources professionals. He is a member of the firm’s traditional labor steering committee and is also the author of numerous blogs and articles on developing labor relations issues. He also serves on the NLRB, Region 22 Practice and Procedure Committee.

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In addition to handling the full spectrum of traditional labor relations matters before the NLRB, Eric also defends employers before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) and state agencies in prevailing wage, discrimination, sexual harassment, restrictive covenant, ERISA, and wage and hour matters.

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Professional Activities

  • The NLRB Region 22 Practice and Procedure Committee
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Sections)
  • The New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations
  • The Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court


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