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Pedro P. Forment

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Miami

P 305-577-7600
F 305-373-4466
Pedro.Forment@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Pedro Forment is a Principal and Litigation Manager of the Miami, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a former attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor.

Mr. Forment represents employers throughout the United States and is a frequent lecturer on employment law as well as workplace safety and health issues. He has significant class action experience in multiple jurisdictions and practices before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the United States.

Mr. Forment is a frequent lecturer, and is a contributor to journals and periodicals dedicated to employment law, including, compliance with and management of disability and leave laws (FMLA, ADA), wage and hour (FLSA and state law requirements), non-compete agreements, defense against discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits, as well as OSHA and workplace safety, health and environmental issues.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Forment attended Wroxton College, in England (1983) and Universidad Santiago Compostela Spain (1984).

Representative Clients

Mr. Forment’s clients include (among others) national retail food chains, restaurants, amusement parks and theme parks, warehousing and distribution centers, airlines, telecommunications companies, construction companies, manufacturers, hospitals, employers in healthcare industry, health plans, staff leasing and professional employer associations, engineering firms, mines, industrial manufacturing companies, printing companies, correctional facilities, safety associations, security firms, hotel and conference centers, financial services companies, biotechnology firms, producers of nutritional supplements, power plants, professional associations (CPAs, physicians, etc.).

Employment Advice and Litigation

  • advice and litigation defense (individual or class action) of discrimination and harassment cases, including, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA
  • preparation of/defense of employment contracts and non-competes
  • preparation of independent contractor agreements
  • defense of wage and hours claims, conducting wage and hour audits, representation of employers with tax audits for employee/independent contractor issues
  • advice and handling of workers’ compensation retaliation and disability claims
  • assessment and implementation of solutions for workplaces – including management/employee relations, conflict resolution, communication, training, discipline, documentation

Governmental Agencies and Statutes

  • advice and litigation defense on state/federal statutes including, OSHA, Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Protection Act, Federal Mine Health and Safety Act, Energy Reorganization Act, Atomic Energy Reorganization Act; Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
  • advice and defense against whistleblower actions pursuant to state/federal statutes
  • handling all aspects of government agency investigations (including, OSHA, Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA"), National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB")) following workplace accidents, catastrophes and fatalities

Workplace Environmental Safety and Health and Toxic Torts

  • advice and litigation defense involving workplace environmental/toxic torts, safety and health issues, including, handling of internal complaints, employee issues regarding exposure to contaminants or illnesses, etc.
  • representation during all aspects of OSHA inspections, investigations, citations and hearings before administrative agencies
  • assisting with press release information and responses to requests for information related to inspections, investigations, litigation and workplace catastrophes/fatalities
  • coordinating through established contractors workplace environmental testing and monitoring
  • workplace safety audits, process evaluation and OSHA Compliance
  • management/supervisor training and seminars

Labor Relations

  • collective bargaining; contract administration to employers in their relationships with unions

Honors and Recognitions

  • Latino American Who’s Who
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • American Bar Association, Employment and OSHA Sections
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Cuban-American Bar Association
  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • National Safety Council

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Partners’ Board
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
  • Minority Law Student Mentoring Program
  • Future Business Leaders of America Public School Districts 23/24 South Florida
  • Miami-Dade County Public School Business Technology Education Board

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

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Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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