Eric Su represents employers in employment disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies as well as in arbitrations and is the co-chair of FordHarrison's Construction practice group.
His practice mainly involves representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including investigations by federal and state labor departments; Davis-Bacon Act (and Related Acts), Service Contract Act and state prevailing wage claims defense; defending and prosecuting restrictive covenant claims; counseling management in all facets of workplace fraud investigations, including but not limited to, forensic accounting and IT investigations concerning employee embezzlement, workplace harassment, disloyal conduct and other employee misconduct; Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage law claims litigation, including collective and class action defense; collective bargaining negotiations; unfair labor practice charges, union grievances, strikes, pickets, and other union-related issues; defense of union benefit fund compliance audits and underpayment claims; implementation of workplace policies, including employee handbooks, EEO and wage and hour policies; negotiation of general employment and separation agreements; management of reductions in force, including WARN compliance; defense of workplace harassment and discrimination claims; and defense of wrongful termination claims.
He also advises employers on litigation prevention and counsels them on all aspects of the employment relationship, including compliance with wage and hour and EEO requirements, employment and separation agreements, and day-to-day personnel matters. Eric's emphasis and insistence on compliance with wage and hour and other labor and employment laws and regulations have led to many successful results for his clients before federal and state administrative investigations and in federal and state courts.
Eric has obtained numerous favorable results for his clients in dealing with investigations by the federal and state departments of labor and has successfully resolved labor department investigations in lieu of criminal charges being brought by prosecutorial authorities.
In addition to his labor and employment practice, Eric regularly advises contractors on issues arising out of federal and state government contracts, including counseling businesses in face of federal and state criminal and civil fraud investigations and advising them on federal, state and municipal procurement laws, regulations and rules, bid protests and other related disputes, prevailing wage law compliance, payment withholdings by public owners against contractors and payment claims against public owners.
Eric frequently participates in industry and regulatory-agency speaking engagements alongside federal and state labor department investigators, where he advises business owners and their accountants on how to navigate the requirements of labor and employment laws and regulations and handling and resolving government investigations. Eric is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing tennis and cooking. He frequently serves as a volunteer chef for various community organizations.