Charles Caulkins is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Since 1977, he has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters.
He advises employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs, including management education and training, to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes.
He regularly counsels employers on union related matters. 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.
Charles 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 AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a South Florida Top Lawyer bySouth Florida Legal Guide. Since 2007, Charles has been included inFlorida Super Lawyersfor his work in labor and employment law.
He has also been listed inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2006 and inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2003. Charles has been named one of The Nation's 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys byHuman Resources Executive Magazineevery year since 2010.
He was honored with the 2011 Chair's Award by the Florida Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding leadership as a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors.
Charles was also included in the 2012 edition ofSouth Florida's Top Rated Lawyers,presented by Legal Leaders.
Charles Caulkins was recognized in the 2014 edition of theSouth Florida Legal Guideas one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida.
Six Attorneys from Fisher & Phillips Fort Lauderdale Office Named in South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
October 4, 2012
Charles Caulkins, Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP In Fort Lauderdale, Receives the 2011 Chair's Award from the Florida Chamber of Commerce
October 19, 2011
Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named 2012 Lawyers of the Year
October 11, 2011
Charles Caulkins Named 2010 Broward Ultimate CEO
September 17, 2010
Fisher & Phillips LLP Named Top South Florida Law Firm
September 23, 2009
Six Pillars Framework Gives Broward A Strong Future March 21, 2014
After Invalid Appointments, NLRB Should Proceed With Care February 1, 2013
Employers' Common Sense Can Ease Flu January 18, 2013
Labor Organizing Changes Should Trigger Internal Policy Review March 28, 2012
Florida Employers Be Prepared, E-Verify An Issue Again August 31, 2011
Employers Should Consider Containing Workplace Odors February 16, 2011
Guns-at-Work Laws Put Employers in Legal Crosshairs October 1, 2008
Security Law Overburdens Employers September 3, 2007
Who Is a Supervisor? Rulings Unlikely to Cause Big Shift November 28, 2006
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Charles Caulkins, Partner at Fisher & Phillips, Interviewed on Becon TV June 2, 2014
NLRB GC Invalidity Ruling To Trigger New Wave Of Challenges August 22, 2013
The Election's Impact on the National Labor Relations Board and Unions May 7, 2013
Workers Share Their Salary Secrets April 17, 2013
Solis' Successor Expected To Sustain Aggressive DOL Agenda January 10, 2013
NLRB May Clear A Path For Union Activity On Employer Email August 20, 2012
Employers May Now Face Baby Boomers' Discrimination Claims September 2, 2011
Pro-Union NLRB Alarms Employers August 3, 2011
Chamber Takes Up 'Paycheck Protection' Proposal in Campaign-Style Ad April 18, 2011
Executive Briefing On Severance Practices
April 30, 2014
Panel Discussion: When Employees Go Rogue
March 19, 2014
Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Chapter- 4th Annual CLE Conference
October 14, 2013
The Election's Impact on the National Labor Relations Board and Unions - InsideCounsel SuperConference - Chicago, IL - May 7, 2013
Labor Law Update: Are You Current With All the Changes? - Building Service Contractors Association International CEO Seminar - Aruba - January 2011