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.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia; admitted in New Jersey and New York. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Jay Krupin during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.

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
  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia; admitted in New Jersey and New York. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Jay Krupin during pendency of application for admission to the 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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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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Employment Law Spotlight
Pennsylvania Employers Beware: The State's Highest Court Expands the Bounds of Compensable Time
By Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
July 22, 2021
In a 5-2 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that employers in the state must now pay employees for time spent on their premises when waiting for – and undergoing – required security searches. The court explained that this period...
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