Before joining Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation, he represented public and private sector labor associations and their members in civil litigation, administrative proceedings, and labor relations. He is well-versed in the Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, and the National Labor Relations Act.
Erich began his career practicing labor and employment law with a Sacramento-based firm. He represented employees throughout California in discipline and discharge proceedings, workplace investigations, and critical incidents, including officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody. Erich also represented labor associations in grievances to enforce collective bargaining agreements, unfair labor practices before the Public Employment Relations Board, and civil litigation.
Erich previously advised public and private labor associations on a wide-range of legal issues, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, employee classification, collective bargaining, and first and fourth amendment rights of employees. He also trained law enforcement officers and employee associations regarding their rights in workplace and critical incident investigations.
Erich is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI). He also serves on the Peace Officer Standards and Training’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Committee.
Erich graduated with Distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and is a member of the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society. He was an Associate Articles Editor for the Global Business and Development Law Journal. Erich served as an extern for the Honorable Ronald H. Sargis of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. He also studied Fundamental Human Rights in the U.S. and Europe under Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
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