Erica E. Flores

Erica E. Flores

Phone : (413) 737-4753
Fax: (413) 787-1941
eflores@skoler-abbott.com
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Erica E. Flores joined the firm in 2013. Erica has successfully defended employers in single-plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation, wage and hour litigation, whistleblower and contract litigation, and employee benefits litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition to her litigation practice, Erica regularly advises clients with respect to legal compliance issues, policy decisions, litigation avoidance strategies and day-to-day employment decisions.

Areas of Specialization

  • Employment litigation in state and federal courts and agencies
  • Class action lawsuits, including class and collective wage and hour litigation
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation actions

Noteworthy

  • Member, Board of Directors, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, 2016-Present
  • Clerk to the Honorable Russell M. Nigro, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2005-2006

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Hampden County Bar Association

Published Works

  • Author, “Passing on disabled candidates for safety reasons is risky business,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, December 2015, and Diversity Insight, December 20, 2015
  • Author, “Political affiliation discrimination: What is your risk?”, Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, November 2015
  • Contributor, “Collies in the cubicle? Exploring pros and cons of pets at work,” HR Hero Line, November 20, 2015
  • Author, “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, September 2015
  • Author, “Navigating FMLA paperwork: what to do to stay compliant,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, July 2015
  • Author, “Danger! Be careful with pre-employment medical exams,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, November 2014
  • Author, “New law grants leave to victims of domestic violence,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, October 2014
  • Author, “Why should a consumer class action lawsuit matter to Massachusetts employers?”, Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, June 2014
  • Author, “Don’t forget the ‘reasonable’ in reasonable accommodations,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, March 2014
  • Author, “Ignore employees’ complaints at your own peril…”, Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, February 2014
  • Author, “Dodd-Frank Act protects broad class of whistleblowers,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, January 2014
  • Author, “Another bite at the apple? Ch. 258E may apply in the workplace,” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, December 2013
  • Contributing Author, Report of the Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee (2012)
  • Contributing Author, Noncompete Jurisprudence During The Recession, Law360 (2010)
  • Author, “People Not Places:” The Fiction of Consent, The Force of the Public Interest, and the Fallacy of Objectivity in Police Encounters with Passengers During Traffic Stops, 7 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1071 (2005)

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005
  • B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2001

Admitted

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2009
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2014