Andy has a long-standing and genuine interest in helping organizations manage their human resources function in a legal and effective manner. After receiving a Masters’ degree in Industrial Relations from Rutgers, Andy attended Seton Hall Law School. Combining these educational experiences, for over 20 years, he has helped public and private sector clients navigate the morass of laws and regulations that impact the employment relationship.
As a partner at Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, he continues his practice of advising clients on disciplinary matters, performance improvement plans, disability and accommodation requests, grievances, arbitrations, unfair practice proceedings, union organizing and related issues. He has appeared before the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Administrative Law.
Throughout New Jersey, Andy is known for his prowess at the negotiating table. He has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements for union employees of all types in bargaining units of up to 2,000 members. Andy believes that negotiating a cost efficient contract that maximizes the employer’s ability to manage its organization is one of the most important services he can provide a client. This is accomplished by understanding the organization and its needs, and most importantly, how it operates. It is through this preparation that he can guide the negotiations process to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Andy’s skills are not limited to the labor relations arena. As general counsel for boards of education and charter schools, Andy assists Board members and Administrators in the day-to-day operations of their Districts and regularly attends their meetings. Andy is dedicated to helping the board remain focused and ensuring the public respects board members and administrators.
Many statewide organizations recognize Andy’s skills and call upon him as a speaker or instructor. Andy has spoken at the New Jersey School Board Association’s Annual Workshop as a panelist at the Labor Relations Mini-Workshop and has served as an instructor at its Advanced Bargaining Seminar. He also presents at county meetings of the NJSBA. In addition, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators frequently invites Andy to speak on such topics as evaluations, discipline and negotiations issues. He also taught the Human Resources and Labor Relations class required of School Business Administrators in order for them to obtain their certificates offered by the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.