Eric H. Oppenheim, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Joins WorkPlace HR, LLC

An HR Consulting Firm Affiliated with Fortney & Scott, LLC,

A Leading Management Employment Law Firm in Washington, DC

Experienced business owner and Human Resources professional Eric H. Oppenheim, SHRM-SCP, SPHR has joined WorkPlace HR, LLC as the Executive Director. WorkPlace HR provides premium Human Resources consulting services which exceed client’s expectations through creative, efficient, and solution-oriented support.

Mr. Oppenheim formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer and Franchise owner of Republic Foods, Inc., a family business where he managed the operations and Human Resources for 17 restaurants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is an experienced entrepreneur and leader with over 20 years of responsibility for strategic planning in managing day-to-day operations and Human Resource functions, including the development of policy and directing and coordinating Human Resources activities such as: recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, compensation, employee benefits, security, consumer issues, and employee services.

Mr. Oppenheim brings his wide-ranging experience and expertise in identifying, analyzing, and evaluating new business segments to support corporate diversification. Mr. Oppenheim’s successes have been recognized by Brand Leadership Awards for outstanding operational results.

In announcing that Mr. Oppenheim has joined WorkPlace HR, Jacqueline Scott, Vice President of WorkPlace HR, stated: “We are very fortunate to add Eric’s skill and talents to WorkPlace HR as WorkPlace HR continues to expertly address the rapidly expanding range of Human Resources issues employers are facing today.” David Fortney, President of WorkPlace HR, further noted, “With Eric leading WorkPlace HR, we are able to offer our clients top level Human Resources expertise and support in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.”

Since the sale of Republic Foods, Inc. in 2017, Mr. Oppenheim has been a consultant in the manufacturing and food service industries; providing leadership training; developing and implementing marketing initiatives to drive profitability; and aligning cultural initiatives with organizational strategies to drive growth for his clients.

As a Human Resources professional, he has been involved with numerous advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill in his representation of small businesses. Mr. Oppenheim has actively participated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the National Franchisee Association have in the legislative process in support of and Human Resource professionals and the business community.

Mr. Oppenheim is certified as a professional trainer by the National Franchisee Association for their CORE Leadership Program. This program is designed to elevate the engagement, performance, and results of hospitality/restaurant teams by improving how management coaches, motivates, and communicates.

Mr. Oppenheim received his undergraduate degree in International Business from Ithaca College and his Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. He holds an SHRM-SPC as well as an SPHR Certification; has served on the Labor Expertise Panel for the Society for Human Resource Management since 2012, served on the Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Expertise Panel for the Society for Human Resource Management; holds a certificate in Strategic Decision Making and Human Resources from The Wharton School; and is the former chairman of the Government Relations Committee for Burger King Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Oppenheim has served on the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and he is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Human Resource Leadership Forum, and the Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association.

WorkPlace HR, LLC and Fortney & Scott, LLC
WorkPlace HR provides premium human resources consulting services which exceed clients’ expectations through creative, efficient and solution-oriented support. WorkPlace HR offers a unique business approach premised on understanding and integrating each client’s strategic, operations, and human resources objectives. Additional information is available at or by contacting Eric Oppenheim at or 202.689.1203.

FortneyScott is a Washington, DC-based law firm counseling and advising clients on the full spectrum of workplace-related matters. The firm has been recognized as one of the leading management employment law firms in the highly prestigious “Best Law Firms” for since 2011 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm offers clients the unparalleled experience and expertise of its attorneys, who formerly held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other government agencies, in corporate legal staffs, in major law firms, and who served as a judge on an international tribunal.

Additional information is available at or by contacting David Fortney at or 202.689.1201.