Eric Hylton’s practice primarily involves representing employers and employees in labor and employment matters. His primary focus is on labor and employment issues affecting teachers throughout the State of Indiana. In addition, he represents both employers and employees in cases pending before State and Federal Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Eric also advises employers and employees concerning various employment issues such as employee handbooks, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, wrongful termination, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, unemployment compensation and workers compensation.

Publications & Presentations

How Indiana is Improving School Safety & Security, RBE Blog (201p)
  • A recent story by WTHR indicated that there have been at least five incidents involving guns in schools in Indiana during the new 2019-20 school year. WTHR reported that on August 7, 2019, a student with a gun was stopped near Muncie Central High School; on August 8, a loaded gun was found in an Arsenal Tech student’s backpack; on August 15, police say a gun was found in the book bag of a Lawrence Central student; and on August 20, a student with a gun was stopped at North Central High School and a student with a gun was arrested at Ben Davis High School. READ ARTICLE

Who May Obtain a Protective Order?, RBE Blog (2018)

  • What should you do if you are being harassed, threatened, intimidated or frightened by the actions of a parent, a student, a co-worker, or a member of the public? One option is to get a protective order against that individual. Indiana law is very specific on who can obtain a protective order. READ ARTICLE

Indiana’s Duty to Immediately Report Child Abuse, RBE Blog (2017)

  • In Indiana, an individual who has reason to believe that a child is the victim of child abuse or neglect shall make an immediate oral or written report to the Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) or to a local law enforcement agency. Ind. Code § 31-33-5-1, -4. This obligation applies to everyone regardless of whether a person obtains knowledge of the alleged child abuse or neglect in their personal or professional capacity. READ ARTICLE

Frequent lecturer on Indiana Education Law issues.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2016)
  • Best Lawyers 2016 Education Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Indiana (2016)


  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (1997)
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business, B.S., Marketing and Management (1993)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals