Mr. Forment represents employers throughout the United States and is a frequent lecturer on employment law as well as workplace safety and health issues. He has significant class action experience in multiple jurisdictions and practices before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the United States.
Mr. Forment is a frequent lecturer, and is a contributor to journals and periodicals dedicated to employment law, including, compliance with and management of disability and leave laws (FMLA, ADA), wage and hour (FLSA and state law requirements), non-compete agreements, defense against discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits, as well as OSHA and workplace safety, health and environmental issues.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Forment attended Wroxton College, in England (1983) and Universidad Santiago Compostela Spain (1984).
Mr. Forment’s clients include (among others) national retail food chains, restaurants, amusement parks and theme parks, warehousing and distribution centers, airlines, telecommunications companies, construction companies, manufacturers, hospitals, employers in healthcare industry, health plans, staff leasing and professional employer associations, engineering firms, mines, industrial manufacturing companies, printing companies, correctional facilities, safety associations, security firms, hotel and conference centers, financial services companies, biotechnology firms, producers of nutritional supplements, power plants, professional associations (CPAs, physicians, etc.).
Employment Advice and Litigation
•advice and litigation defense (individual or class action) of discrimination and harassment cases, including, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA
•preparation of/defense of employment contracts and non-competes
•preparation of independent contractor agreements
•defense of wage and hours claims, conducting wage and hour audits, representation of employers with tax audits for employee/independent contractor issues
•advice and handling of workers’ compensation retaliation and disability claims
•assessment and implementation of solutions for workplaces - including management/employee relations, conflict resolution, communication, training, discipline, documentation
Governmental Agencies and Statutes
•advice and litigation defense on state/federal statutes including, OSHA, Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Protection Act, Federal Mine Health and Safety Act, Energy Reorganization Act, Atomic Energy Reorganization Act; Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
•advice and defense against whistleblower actions pursuant to state/federal statutes
•handling all aspects of government agency investigations (including, OSHA, Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ), National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB )) following workplace accidents, catastrophes and fatalities
Workplace Environmental Safety and Health and Toxic Torts
•advice and litigation defense involving workplace environmental/toxic torts, safety and health issues, including, handling of internal complaints, employee issues regarding exposure to contaminants or illnesses, etc.
•representation during all aspects of OSHA inspections, investigations, citations and hearings before administrative agencies
•assisting with press release information and responses to requests for information related to inspections, investigations, litigation and workplace catastrophes/fatalities
•coordinating through established contractors workplace environmental testing and monitoring
•workplace safety audits, process evaluation and OSHA Compliance
•management/supervisor training and seminars
•collective bargaining; contract administration to employers in their relationships with unions
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Partners’ Board
•Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Advisory Committee
•American Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
•Minority Law Student Mentoring Program
•Future Business Leaders of America Public School Districts 23/24 South Florida
•Miami-Dade County Public School Business Technology Education Board
Honors and Recognitions
•Latino American Who’s Who
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
April 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018
Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...
December 1, 2017
Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter
Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017. This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,...
Professional Associations and Activities
•Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
•American Bar Association, Employment and OSHA Sections
•Association of Trial Lawyers of America
•Cuban-American Bar Association
•Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
•National Safety Council