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Labor & Employment - Washington
"He is very knowledgeable in the field and his calm demeanor is welcoming. His advice is spot-on." "Bob has been an exceptional partner. He is highly responsive, provides a balanced approach on issues, and provides risk mitigation plans for the team. He does an exceptional job balancing the role as an adviser."
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Bob advises regional and national companies on compliance with employment laws and human resources best practices. He counsels companies across an array of industries – biotechnology, hospitality and restaurant, travel and tourism, financial institutions, insurance, health care, manufacturing and distribution, assisted living, real estate, construction and nonprofit organizations. He helps employers navigate disputes and issues involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage/hour compliance, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, health and safety, reorganizations and restructures and other employer obligations. During the last year, Bob has worked with clients to navigate the unprecedented challenges of the COVID era.
Compliance advice is a key focus of Bob’s practice. He reviews handbooks and employer policies and conducts internal audits and investigations to help keep clients compliant with federal, state and local labor and employment laws. Bob also presents highly entertaining and interactive seminars and training classes for managers and non-managers about a range of workplace issues.
Bob is a partner in the Seattle office of Fox Rothschild LLP. He previously worked at Riddell Williams P.S., which merged with Fox in 2017.
Washington State Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona
J.D., summa cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law; B.A., cum laude, Williams College