Eric A. Gordon

Eric A. Gordon

Eric Gordon is the Akerman Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair. He has devoted himself and his practice to the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for more than 15 years. His clients vary in size from small startups to Fortune 500 companies and public agencies in many diverse industries such as hospitality, healthcare, retail, and banking. Eric has represented his clients in federal and state jury trials, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. In addition, Eric provides his clients with valuable day-to-day preventative counseling and frequently provides his clients with in-house training programs on such topics as hiring/firing, sexual harassment, and diversity. He is a frequent lecturer on both the local and national level, and the creator and moderator of the HR Hospitality Roundtable, a continuing program specially designed for human resource professionals in the hospitality field. Eric also handles a variety of commercial litigation and products liability litigation matters for his clients.

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The e-Workplace: Balancing Employer and Employee Rights

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. Blogs. Email. Texts. Social media and the “E-Workplace” have become a fact of life for all employers. Companies have learned that these social media sites can be powerful marketing tools, but also provide an open door for risk. Employees can post or write negative comments in social media that may create liability for their company, cause … Continue Reading

Fantasy Football’s Impact on the Workplace

What do 31 million employees have in common? They all participate in at least one (in many cases more than one) Fantasy Football league! For those of you who are unfamiliar with what has become a national obsession, Fantasy Football is an interactive online competition in which users compete against each other as general managers of virtual “fantasy” teams built … Continue Reading

Tweet, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: What All Employers Need to Know About Social Media in the Workplace

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. Blogs. Email. Texts. Social media in the workplace has become a fact of life for all employers. Companies are learning that these once feared social media sites can be powerful marketing tools, but also provide an open door for risk.  Employees can post or write things in these media that create liability for their company, cause … Continue Reading

Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims – Hot Topic at Akerman’s 17th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

You have done everything right. You provide a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for taking an adverse employment action against one of your employees. You provide all the evidence any jury could ever want, which you believe shows that the employee was never treated differently than other similarly situated employees. You think you are a sure bet for winning summary judgment. Right? … Continue Reading

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