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He is great, he is personable and very knowledgeable about labor and employment matters. He does a good job of knowing a client's business and industry and can provide specific counseling.

- Chambers USA 2023

Eric Gabrielle is a Shareholder in the Labor & Employment Department.  Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law*. He specializes in litigation of employment law issues in Florida federal and state courts, and also advises employers regarding compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations governing employment relationships and the drafting and judicial enforcement of restrictive covenants (non-compete contracts).   Eric has also served as an arbitrator in the resolution of employment disputes.

Eric is a contributing author to Labor and Employment Litigation Strategies (West Publishing, 2007) and he is regularly interviewed by local and national publications regarding labor and employment law issues. He is also a contributor to the firm’s labor and employment law blog, BeLabor the Point.

*With only 7% of eligible members certified, Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of a lawyer’s competence and experience in a particular area of practice. It identifies lawyers with "special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics." To achieve certification, a lawyer must endure rigorous examination and testing and be evaluated by their peers.

Representative Experience

  • Calicchio v. Oasis Outsourcing Group Holdings, L.P., et al. 584 F.Supp.3d 1215 (S.D. Fla. Jul. 22, 2021), aff’d, 2022 WL 2761720 (11th Cir. Jul. 15, 2022)
  • Corporate Insurance Advisors v. Addeo, et al, 2021 WL 6622154 (S.D. Fla. 2021), adopted by 2022 WL 204698 (S.D. Fla. 2022)
  • Jones v. Great HealthWorks, Inc., 2011 WL 2650228 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Equitrac v. Mozingo, 2007 WL 1181813 14 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 560 (Fla.Cir.Ct. 2007)
  • AutoNation v. Krohn, 2007 WL 1022698 14 Fla. L. Weekly Supp 460 (Fla.Cir.Ct. 2007)
  • Hatfield v. AutoNation, 939 So. 2d 155 (Fla 4th DCA 2006)
  • Sanguinetti v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 114 F. Supp. 2d 1313 (S.D.Fla 2000), aff'd, 254 F.3d 75 (11th Cir.2001)
  • Roberson v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., 144 F.Supp.2d 1371 (S.D. Fla 2001)
  • Murray v. World Savings Bank, 215 F. Supp.2d 1316 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • Fernandez v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., 268 F. Supp.2d 1365 (S.D. Fla 2003)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. Whitlock 276 F. Supp. 2d 1258 (S.D. Fla. 2003)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. Hankins, 2003 WL 22852206 11 Fla. L. Weekly Supp 35 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2003)
  • Kotch v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., 2004 WL 483502 (S.D. Fla. 2004)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. Maki, 2004 WL1925479 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2004), aff'd, 895 So. 2d 453 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. O'Brien, 347 F. Supp.2d 1299 (S.D. Fla. 2004)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. Hatfield, 2006 WL 60547 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2006), aff'd, 915 So. 2d 1236 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005), rev. denied, 940 So 2d 1124 (Fla. 2006), 2007 WL 3237260 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2007)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Academy of Florida Management Attorneys (AFMA), 2014-Present
    • President, 2021-2022
    • Director, 2018-2023
  • Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc
    • Board of Directors, 2014-Present
    • Executive Committee, 2016-2020
    • Governance Committee Chair, 2016-2020
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, 2017-Present
  • Florida Bar Education Law Committee, 2017-Present
  • Southern District of Florida Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review and Attorney Grievance, 2010-2022
  • Florida Bar Labor and Employment Certification Committee, 2011-2017; 2021-Present
  • Board of Directors, Dolphins Cancer Challenge, 2018-2020
  • Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference Committee, 2010-2016
  • Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • Federal Bar Association, Broward Chapter, President, 2009-2010
  • Broward County Bar Association Employment Law Section, Chair, 2003-2004
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project (Southern District of Florida)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Meritas, Firm Representative
  • Fort Lauderdale Little League, Inc., Board of Directors, 2014-2017


  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (Florida), 2020-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-Present
    • The Employment Law Issue, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2010-Present; Rising Stars, 2009
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida - Labor & Employment, 2013-Present; Top Up and Coming, 2009-2012
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, Top Lawyers (Labor & Employment), 2020-Present
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2007, 2016; Up and Coming, 2004
  • Southern District of Florida, Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. Unsung Hero Award, 2011
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Children’s Advocacy Award, 2008
  • Broward County Bar Association, Outstanding Section Chair, 2003-2004
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

Events: I Need To Be An Independent Contractor
Stearns Weaver Miller's 2022 Annual Miami Labor & Employment Law Seminar|October 2022

Publications: Stuck In The Middle With You
BeLabor the Point Blog|November 2021

Events, Firm Announcements, In the Media, Labor & Employment News Update, Publications: Breaking Through the Noise: Labor & Employment Issues Post-Pandemic
Stearns Weaver Miller News Program Special|June 2021

Publications: Twitter, Tiktok, and termination: navigating employees’ social media usage
Southeast Employment Law Letter|December 2020

Publications: Twitter, TikTok, and Termination: Navigating Employees’ Social Media Usage
BeLabor the Point Blog|October 2020

Events: Meet the Gang Part II – Wage and Hour Hot Topics, Marijuana Update and FMLA/ADA/Workers’ Comp Interplay
Stearns Weaver Miller's 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2019

Events: LGBTQ Dynamics in the Workplace
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce|May 2018

Events: USERRA
The Florida Bar 18th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review|January 2018

Events: Employment Law: LGBTQ Best Practices for Employers
Florida LGBTQ Legal Aid Summit|October 2017

Events: Analyzing the Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Algorithms of the 21st Century Workplace
Stearns Weaver Miller's 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2017

Events: Complying with the Department of Labor's New Overtime Rule
American Financial Services Association|October 2016

Events: Next Stop - The Future of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Its Major Exemptions
Stearns Weaver Miller's 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2016

Publications: What You Need to Know About a New Federal Law to Protect Trade Secrets
BeLabor the Point Blog |May 2016

Publications: Same Pay for the Same Day? EEOC Wants to Take a Look
BeLabor the Point Blog |February 2016

Events: Broward College Speaker Series Featuring Mo Rocca
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts|January 2016

Publications: First Monday in October Promises Important Rulings in Employee Cases
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2015

Publications: City Worker Fired for Singing Bob Marley Song Stands Up for Her Rights
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2015

Events: Quick Beauty Tips for Your Employee Benefits Package
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 25th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar |May 2015

Publications: Psst… the 2015 Employment Issues Are Just Around the Corner
BeLabor the Point Blog |December 2014

Events: ADA/FLMA Overview
Florida College System Council of Business Affairs Human Resources Council|September 2014

Publications: Employers Pay for Antitrust “Conspiracies”
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2014

Events: Understanding Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Stearns Weaver Miller Ft. Lauderdale Office|August 2014

Events: Employee Privacy, “BYOD”, the Cloud and Social Media: Par is No Longer Acceptable for the Course
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2014

Events: Internships: To Pay or Not To Pay
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|August 2013

Events: E-Work, iPhones, u-Sued: Social Media, Privacy and Information Security
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 23rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2013

Publications: Florida Employment Law Manual
Florida Chamber of Commerce|January 2013

Events: Alphabet Soup Update: What’s New Regarding ADAAA, GINA, and USERRA?
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 21st Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar|May 2011

Events: Have You Discussed H1N1 with Your Employees? You Should.
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|October 2009

Events: For (Led)Better Or For Worse
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar |May 2009

Events: Are You Ready for the Changes to the FMLA and ADA
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|January 2009

Publications: Labor and Employment Litigation Strategies
West Publishing|September 2007

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Events, Firm Announcements, In the Media, Labor & Employment News Update, Publications: Breaking Through the Noise: Labor & Employment Issues Post-Pandemic
Stearns Weaver Miller News Program Special|June 2021

In the Media: Scene & Be Seen
South Florida Sun Sentinel|May 2015

In the Media: Evening of radiance
South Florida Sun Sentinel|March 2015

In the Media: Orange-Shirted Employees Fired at Work
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|March 2012

In the Media: As Workforce Shrinks, Potential for Discrimination Litigation Arises
South Florida Business Journal|March 2011

In the Media: Know Your Employee Rights When Seriously Ill
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|September 2010

In the Media: How New Changes in the FMLA Law Will Affect You
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|February 2009

In the Media: Unpaid Leave Law Changes Affect Employers, Staff
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|January 2009

In the Media: Attorneys Voice Concern About Employment Law Changes
South Florida Business Journal|January 2009

In the Media: Law Ruling Could Affect Employer Practices in Florida
Tampa Bay Business Journal|June 2006

In the Media: New Standards of Employer Conduct
Daily Business Review|June 2006

In the Media: Employees Might See Tougher Discrimination Laws
Miami Herald|May 2006

In the Media: Outsourced Employees Triggering More Suits
National Law Journal|February 2006

In the Media: Storm Brews Over Employer Liability
National Law Journal|September 2005

In the Media: Firefighters Disciplined for Inappropriate Behavior
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|April 2005

In the Media: Stepping Outside: Independent Contractors
South Florida Sun-Sentinel|April 2005

In the Media: Changing of Guard at BAC Florida
Daily Business Review|March 2005

In the Media: Storm Over Employer Liability
Daily Business Review|September 2004

In the Media: Family and Medical Leave Act - 10 Years Later
The Palm Beach Post|July 2003

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