Erin O. Sweeney is a proactive and client-centered counselor with significant experience providing strategic and pragmatic day-to-day advice on employment and labor issues, in both unionized and nonunionized workplaces, and to clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Her background includes serving as legal consultant to businesses, providing advice on state and federal employment and labor laws, policies and compliance, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, risk management, potential litigation, dispute resolution, and workplace best practices. Erin also has experience with conducting in-depth wage and hour audits, providing manager training, and guiding a diverse range of employers in the Pacific Northwest through the many legal pitfalls that may occur with regard to hiring, managing, or terminating employees.
Erin’s traditional labor practice has spanned well over a decade and focuses on providing strategic advice to employers during labor organizing campaigns, creating internal communications, conducting workplace trainings on employee rights, and assisting employers with their day-to-day affairs to avoid unfair labor practice charges. She has represented employers during R-petition hearings, unfair labor practice charges, grievance proceedings, labor arbitrations, strikes and lockouts, benefit and trust fund audits, and collective bargaining.
Erin also defends employment-related matters in state and federal courts, arbitration, and administrative forums such as the EEOC, DOL, NLRB, and corollary state agencies.