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Erin A. Hertzog

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Employers

Employment Law - Employees

Employment Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Business Law

Success Stories

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Arizona Employment Lawyers Association

COURT ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 2013

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015

Publications

Arizona Employment Law Handbook (Contributing Chapter Author), State Bar of Arizona, 2016 Edition

EDUCATION

J.D., Sandra Day OíConnor College of Law, Arizona State University, 2013: Trial Advocacy Fellow; Pedrick Scholar; CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Deanís Recruitment Award; Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

B.A., cum laude, Political Science, University of Arizona: University of Arizona Spirit Discovery Scholarship; University Achievement Scholarship

BIRTHPLACE

Phoenix, Arizona

 
Erin Hertzog: A Personal Tradition of Leadership and Academic Achievement

 

Employment attorney Erin Hertzog counsels both employees and employers on a broad range of employment and business law issues, including wrongful termination and unemployment insurance claims, wage and hour disputes, and employment contracts, including noncompete and other restrictive covenants.

Erinís experience also encompasses:

  • discrimination claims based on age, gender, race, religion, disability, national origin and other protected categories;

  • Family Medical Leave Act and FMLA retaliation claims;

  • unfair labor practices and concerted activity claims under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA);

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act;

  • employee privacy rights;

  • severance and settlement agreements; and

  • sexual harassment & hostile work environment claims.

A Super Lawyers Rising Stars honoree, Erin represents employees and employers before various government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Arizona Department of Economic Security, U.S. Department of Labor, and other regulatory agencies.

Erin advises clients on employer compliance requirements and employee rights under state and federal employment laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Arizona Employment Protection Act, and Arizonaís wage-and-hour and unemployment insurance laws.

Background

Erin graduated as a Trial Advocacy Fellow from the Sandra Day OíConnor College of Law at Arizona State University. During her distinguished law school career, Erin served in the ASU Civil Justice Clinic as a Certified Rule 38 Student Attorney representing former employees on unemployment insurance claims and appeals. In this role, Erin argued in front of the Arizona Court of Appeals against an assistant Attorney General on a matter of first impression involving Arizonaís unemployment insurance regulations.

Erin has received several recognitions for her oral advocacy skills, including being selected as the runner-up and scholarship recipient for Best Oral Argument in the Ralph Spritzer Oral Argument Competition, the runner-up for Best Oralist for oral argument at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong and the Jenckes Cup Closing Argument Competition finalist.

Before entering the legal profession, Erin attended the University of Arizona, where she served as Student Body President. In 2008, Erinís student leadership and advocacy  were recognized by the creation of the Erin A. Hertzog ZonaZoo Scholarship, a leadership and spirit scholarship awarded annually to University of Arizona students.

Erin has a deep passion for world travel and backpacking. To date, she has backpacked 36 countries around the world.