Skoler, Abbott & Pressera leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, has announced that Attorney Erica E. Flores has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She will be honored at an award ceremony recognizing the top 50 female legal professionals in Massachusetts on November 17 at the Boston Marriot Copley Place. The Top Women of Law program celebrates the outstanding achievements made by exceptional women in the legal profession. Each year, the publication honors women who have demonstrated great accomplishments in their field.
A resident of Westfield, Attorney Flores has been with Skoler Abbott since 2013 and was named a partner earlier this year. She defends employers in single-plaintiff and class action litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour violations, contract disputes and other employment issues. She also advises clients with respect to compliance challenges, personnel policies and day-to-day employment issues, and provides custom training programs and materials on a variety of important topics, including sexual harassment, paid and unpaid leave and ADA accommodations.
Attorney Flores has been an invited speaker at educational events sponsored by local chambers of commerce, the Employers Association of the Northeast, the CMEA Employers Association and other organizations, and has been published in BusinessWest, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Massachusetts Law Review. She is also an editor of and contributor to the New England Employment Law Letter and volunteers her time as president of the board of directors of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Attorney Flores received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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