Eric W. Ruden
Associate

Duane Morris LLP
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4086
USA

Phone: +1 212 471 1893
Fax: +1 212 202 5077
Email: ERuden@duanemorris.com

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Eric W. Ruden practices in the area of employment law and labor relations. Mr. Ruden has represented employers in all types of labor and employment matters, including collective and class actions; discrimination lawsuits; Title III ADA accessibility lawsuits; wage-and-hour audits; grievance arbitrations; unfair labor practice charges; and enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements. He advises employers on a variety of employment laws including employment discrimination statutes (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, NYSHRL, NYCHRL), wage and hour statutes (FLSA, New York Labor Law, and New Jersey Wage and Hour Law), plant closing/reductions in force statutes (WARN, NY WARN, NJ WARN), the National Labor Relations Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, Mr. Ruden regularly drafts and reviews personnel policies, employee handbooks, collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, and separation agreements.

Mr. Ruden is a 2008 graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Journal, and a graduate, with honors, of Rutgers University.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Wage and Hour Litigation, including Class/Collective Actions
  • Labor Law and Relations
  • Restrictive Covenants

Representative Matters

  • Represented national supermarket chain in nationwide collective and class action brought by assistant managers
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against former employees, prohibiting them from soliciting customers in violation of their restrictive covenants
  • Represented global inspection and laboratory services employer in nationwide collective and class action regarding employer's use of the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime
  • Supervised and conducted internal investigations for management
  • Represented facilities and facilitated quick settlements in Title III ADA lawsuits
  • Represented employer in collective bargaining with health care employees
  • Represented government contractors in Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits regarding compliance with affirmative action laws

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2008
    - International Law Journal
  • Rutgers University, B.A., with honors, 2005

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2012-present
  • Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster
    - Associate, 2008-2012

Professional Activities

  • New York State Bar Association