Rachel Gonzalez, Esq.


Trustee - Region 5 (Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties)

Rachel is a partner at Day Pitney LLP, where she represents management in traditional labor law, employment litigation, and counseling. Rachel represents employers during union election campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, and before the National Labor Relations Board. She also advises corporations on workforce planning during business changes including business sales, acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, plant closings, and relocations. Rachel also regularly counsels and trains employers on wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, the FMLA, the ADA accommodation process and compliance with other federal, state, and local employment laws. She also routinely advises foreign corporations establishing U.S. operations on federal, state, and local employment and labor laws.

Rachel received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to entering the legal profession, Rachel worked as a human resources professional in unionized and non-unionized facilities in the United States and Sweden. While in law school, she worked with the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2017, Rachel was Selected to “Forty under 40” by NJBIZ for “commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.” She also was chosen as one of the New Jersey Law Journal's New Leaders of the Bar in 2016 and has been listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), Employment and Labor, from 2014 to 2017.

She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, State of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


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