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Edward M. Cherof


P 404-586-1851
F 404-525-1173


Edward M. Cherof is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  He is also the co-leader of the firm’s Workplace Training Practice Group.

Since joining the firm in 1986, Mr. Cherof has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation. He has extensive experience providing employers with strategic advice relating to union organizing and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also regularly assists clients in addressing the full scope of employment law matters, including those arising under federal and state fair employment laws.

Mr. Cherof advises clients extensively in all areas of the preventive practice, including employee discipline, layoffs, wage and hour matters, human resource policies, drug testing and disability management. He frequently lectures on labor and employment law developments before professional and business organizations. In 2006, Mr. Cherof was named one the Top One Hundred Labor Lawyers in the U.S. by the Labor Relations Institute.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cherof worked as a labor relations and human resources manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems. He has also served as in-house labor and employment law counsel at Delta Air Lines. He spends his leisure time playing piano in several bands that appear regularly in the Atlanta area.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States (2006)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member of the Employee and Labor Relations Committee
  • SHRM’s Generalist Certification Program, Faculty Member

Published Works

  • Employee Benefits Law (Bureau of National Affairs, 1991) [Contributing Editor]

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February 10, 2016
Law 360

Ed Cherof Discusses Interview Questions Employers Should Never Ask

February 10, 2016

Ed Cherof discusses job interview questions that can expose employers to legal liability in Law 360's "5 Questions Employers Should Never Ask In Job Interviews." Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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November 10, 2017

The Speak Out Evolution from Ms. Magazine to #MeToo: The Time Is Now for Employers to Re-Examine Their Practices

November 10, 2017

In a November 5, 2017 article, The New York Times harkened back to the 1977 Ms. magazine cover depicting sexual harassment on its cover. The point was to illustrate the fact that the 1977 Ms. cover is just as relevant today as it was then. In 1986, more than 20 years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. ... Read More

January 26, 2017

New Proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance Addresses Many Issues

January 26, 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment. The 75-page Proposed Guidance follows a Report from the Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. This Task Force was co-chaired by Republican Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic (now Acting... Read More

April 20, 2016

California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended

April 20, 2016

New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures. Since its enactment in 2005, California’s AB1825 has governed... Read More

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Los Angeles, CA
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April 3, 2018 - 12:00 PM to April 4, 2018 - 4:00 PM PST
6225 West Century Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA
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Atlanta, GA
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May 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM to May 16, 2018 - 4:00 PM EST
88 West Paces Ferry Road - Atlanta, GA
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Las Vegas, NV
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September 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM to September 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM PST
3400 Las Vegas Blvd S - Las Vegas, NV
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The Legal Case for Training: How Developing an Effective Training Strategy Can Improve Your Odds and Reduce Liability

March 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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