Profile

Erin works closely with her clients as a strategic business partner to provide practical solutions to complex legal issues in the workplace.

She represents and counsels management in the private and public sectors on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including:

  • employment discrimination
    and workplace harassment
  • wrongful discharge
  • layoffs
  • employee handbooks
  • unfair labor practice charges
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • New York State Human Rights Law Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • New York State Public Employees Fair Employment Act (the Taylor Law)
  • collective bargaining and
    wage and hour issues
  • civil rights litigation
  • personnel policies
  • labor arbitration
  • claims brought under Title VII
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America® 2019-2022, Employment Law - Management
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2021
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Employment and Labor, 2018
    • 40 Under 40, Buffalo Business First, 2018
  • Buffalo Niagara 360 (BN360) Spotlight Professional, 2016-2017
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

  • Defended employers in numerous litigations and administrative actions alleging employment discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.
  • Represented multiple employers in connection with wage and hour audits conducted by the New York State Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor.
  • Handled multiple collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of management in various industries, including, education, health care and not-for-profit.

  • The Employers Guide to Dealing with Substance Abuse, Buffalo Niagara Partnership Speaker Series, March 21, 2019
  • Interviewed, Opioid Abuse on the Job: No Simple Solution for Employers, October 3, 2018
  • Interviewed, On Target with Penny Wolfgang, March 4, 2018
  • Pregnancy & Reasonable Accommodations - State and Federal Rights, WNY WBASNY, October 21, 2016
  • Once a Problem is Discovered, What are an Employer's Options?, Opiates in the Workplace Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York Seminar, September 22, 2016
  • State of the Union: NLRB’s Expanded Impact on Your Workplace, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace 2016, June 1, 2016
  • Beating DOL to the Punch – Conducting Internal Wage & Hour Audits, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace 2014, June 12, 2014
  • Got It Covered? Often Overlooked Wage and Hour Issues for New York Employers, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace 2012, May 31, 2012
  • Employment Discrimination CLE, SUNY Buffalo Law School GOLD Group, November 2011
  • Proceed With Caution: What The ‘New’ NLRB Signals for Employers with Non-Union Employees, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace, 2011
  • Avoid Getting Burned: Hot Topics in Hiring and Recruitment, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace, 2011
  • The ‘New’ NLRB Signals for Employers with Non-Union Employees: Are You Ready?, Bond, Schoeneck & King Breakfast Briefing Series, 2011
  • Religion in the Workplace: Understanding Employee Rights and Employer Obligations, Bond, Schoeneck & King Workplace, 2010
  • Drafting Effective Internet and Electronic Workplace Policies - Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, Bond, Schoeneck & King Breakfast Briefing Series, 2010

  • Quoted, "NY Employers Face Long And Costly Pay Frequency Litigation," Law360, April 22, 2022
  • Quoted, "A 'Modest' Proposal: The 32-Hour Workweek," Law360, August 10, 2021
  • "The Next NY Litigation Hotbed: Weekly Pay For Manual Work," Law360, July 21, 2021
  • Quoted, "State's New Sexual Harassment Policy Takes Effect," Buffalo Business Journal, October 12, 2018
  • "Harassment in a post-Weinstein world," Buffalo Law Journal, January 3, 2018
  • "Treatment of addiction issues in the workplace," Buffalo Law Journal, June 27, 2016
  • "Union Could Not Compel Arbitration Concerning Employee's Discharge," New York Law Journal, February 9, 2015
  • Quoted in "NY Employers Likely To Respect NJ's New 'Ban The Box' Law," Law360, August 13, 2014
  • "Businesses should be aware of new state law regarding interns," The Buffalo News, July 30, 2014
  • "Discrimination Claim Against School; Restrictive Covenant at Work," New York Law Journal, July 25, 2014
  • "Employment Cases Include Former Basketball Coach's Claims," New York Law Journal, April 25, 2014
  • "Employment Claims, Nursing Home Payments," New York Law Journal, January 24, 2014
  • "Buffalo Casino Decision Highlights Intricacies of Gaming Law," New York Law Journal, October 25, 2013
  • "NLRB's Acting General Counsel Issues Third Report on Social Media Cases," June 5, 2012
  • "NLRB Deals A Blow to Arbitration Agreements," New York Employment Law Letter, February 2012
  • "NLRB Holds That NLRA Prohibits Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements," January 26, 2012
  • "The 2011 Employment Law Year In Review," New York Employment Law Letter, January 2012
  • "NLRB Adopts Final Rule Amending Representation Election Procedures," December 22, 2011
  • "NLRB Approves Resolution to Move Forward on "Quickie" Election Rule," December 8, 2011
  • "NLRB Postpones Implementation of Notice Posting Rule," October 6, 2011
  • "NLRB Modifies Unit Determination Standard in Non-Acute Health Care Facilities," September 14, 2011
  • "Two Recent NLRB Decisions Erode Employees' Right To Choose," September 13, 2011
  • "NLRB Issues Final Rule Requiring Employers To Post Unionization Rights Notice," August 29, 2011
  • "High Court's Wal-Mart Decision Makes It More Difficult to Bring Employment-Related Class Action," June 23, 2011
  • "Are You Sure That Departure Is Voluntary? The Ninth Circuit Defines Voluntary Departure Under WARN," February 1, 2011
  • "Recent NLRB Policy Changes Focus on Remedies," November 10, 2010
  • "A Reminder About New York's Notice Requirements for Discharged Employees," September 30, 2010

  • Community Charter School, Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees
  • Cornell ILR Alumni Association
  • Explore & More Children’s Museum, Board of Trustees, President
  • Urban Roots Community Garden Center, HR Committee, Board Member