Employers in various industries rely on Andres F. Puerta to help represent them in state and federal court in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour, whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, and restrictive covenant matters. Andres advises clients with respect to internal policies and employee handbooks, reductions in force and WARN Act compliance, paid leave, conducting investigations and due diligence, and employment matters related to COVID-19. He also drafts and reviews confidentiality, restrictive covenant, separation, and settlement agreements.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Andres was a labor and employment attorney at an international firm. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz, J.A.D. (ret.), of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. While attending Rutgers Law School, Andres served as a student attorney in the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, a senior editor for the Rutgers Race and the Law Review, and a research fellow for the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, where he researched current legal issues impacting businesses.
Andres is fluent in Spanish and enjoys performing pro bono work for the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.