Carlos A. Torrejon

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Carlos Torrejon focuses his practice on traditional labor matters, with a particular emphasis on issues that arise under the National Labor Relations Act in a wide range of industries that includes hospitality, manufacturing, education, non-profit, transportation and healthcare. He has experience defending against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), representing clients in state and federal litigation and labor arbitration hearings, and acting as counsel and negotiator during collective bargaining. Carlos works collaboratively with clients to ensure that practical and effective protocols are in place to best protect their interests.

Carlos provides strategic counsel to union and non-unionized companies in all aspects of labor relations. As a former field attorney with the NLRB, he possesses a thorough understanding of the agency’s procedures and practices and has handled numerous cases before various NLRB regional offices across the country. This background and experience helps Carlos guide clients through NLRB investigations, and he has also appeared before Administrative Law Judges and the NLRB in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. Carlos provides clients with valuable insight and direction when it comes to union organizing campaigns and assists unionized companies in disputes arising out of their bargaining relationship to help achieve preferred outcomes.

Carlos contributes to BakerHostetler's The Bargaining Table blog, offering insight on the latest decisions, actions and trends affecting unionized employers.

Select Experience

  • Served as second chair and primary brief drafter in NLRB proceeding regarding allegations against a single and joint employer tour bus corporation asserting claims of unlawful union discrimination against employees. Successfully defended client before an Administrative Law Judge and the NLRB.
  • Counsel and represent clients on all matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, including but not limited to, defend against unfair labor practice charges at the regional level, and before Administrative Law Judges and the NLRB; handle all types of representation and election proceedings; and advise clients on lawful conduct during strike and lockout situations, union organizing drives and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Conduct anti-harassment training in English and Spanish for both rank-and-file employees and management personnel.
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Experience

  • Served as second chair and primary brief drafter in NLRB proceeding regarding allegations against a single and joint employer tour bus corporation asserting claims of unlawful union discrimination against employees. Successfully defended client before an Administrative Law Judge and the NLRB.
  • Counsel and represent clients on all matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, including but not limited to, defend against unfair labor practice charges at the regional level, and before Administrative Law Judges and the NLRB; handle all types of representation and election proceedings; and advise clients on lawful conduct during strike and lockout situations, union organizing drives and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Conduct anti-harassment training in English and Spanish for both rank-and-file employees and management personnel.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Secretary (June 2018 to May 2019)

Services

Prior Positions

  • National Labor Relations Board, Region 28 (Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; and Las Vegas, NV): Field Attorney

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Political Science; Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University, 2011, magna cum laude; Dean's List

Languages

  • Spanish

Blog

In The Blogs

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The Bargaining Table
Stacking the Deck: NLRB General Counsel Seeks Union-Friendly Labor Law Reform in Card Check Recognition Procedure
By Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
May 11, 2022
In what can only be viewed as tilting the odds in favor of organized labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently filed a brief with the five-member, Democratic-controlled Board in a case pending...
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The Bargaining Table
NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Outlaw Employer Use of Captive Audience Meetings
By Todd A. Dawson, Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
April 11, 2022
On April 7, 2022, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued what may be her most pro-union directive to date – and that’s saying something. In GC Memorandum 22-04, Abruzzo announced her intention to seek...
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The Bargaining Table
The Times Are A-Changing for Employer Handbooks … Soon
By Todd A. Dawson, Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
March 14, 2022
As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) invited public comment in January on whether it should overrule its current standard for determining the lawfulness of employee handbook policies and work rules...
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The Bargaining Table
The NLRB Signals It Is Time To Review Employee Handbooks – Again
By Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
January 31, 2022
“I’ll be back,” as famously stated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator,” likely applies to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) prior, less-employer-friendly test for examining workplace policies and procedures. Earlier this...
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Employment Law Spotlight
A Brave, New World? Recent NLRB Rulings Concerning Mail Ballot Elections May Be The Beginning Of A New Era In Board Elections
By Todd A. Dawson, Carlos A. Torrejon
August 16, 2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, unions and employers alike have had to adjust to a “new normal” of mail ballot NLRB elections. Under normal circumstances, the NLRB’s preferred and standard method for conducting...
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