E. R. Scales is an attorney, arbitrator and a Human Resources & Labor Relations and Benefits Consultant, operating out of Southfield, Michigan.
He received his BA, MA, and Juris Doctorate degrees from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan.
E. R. is a member of the Federal Bar and the State Bar of Michigan, participating in the Employment Law Practice Section. He is a practicing arbitrator, who has been on the labor panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) since 1989; the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) Arbitration Panel; the National Mediation Board Arbitration Panel; and is a permanent panel member for Wayne County (Michigan) and the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). He has served on several other panels during the course of his career. He arbitrates labor cases in both the public and private sectors.
He has been on a number of arbitrator presenters’ panels, most recently –the 2010 ICLE 35th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute (co-sponsored by the State Bar & FMCS), in Plymouth, Michigan; and the 2009 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Region 2 Arbitrator & Advocate Symposium, held in Columbus, Ohio.
During the course of his thirty-five (35) year career in human resources and labor relations he has worked on both the labor side as Director of Staff for the then 14,000 member Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, MFT, AFT, AFL-CIO (1975-86) and later, on the management side, with several Michigan public school systems, including, respectively, the Detroit Public Schools (1987-1992) and the Birmingham Public Schools (1992-2008).
Mr. Scales has been a guest trainer working with local representative training for AFSCME and has been a speaker and presenter at a number of other conferences and workshops.