Charles S. Caulkins is the managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office and a member of the Firm’s three member National Management Committee. Since 1977, he has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers during union representation elections, decertification, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, and lockouts.
He also handles employment related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims. Charley is a founding member and past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, and was the 2006 Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America.