Rob is a skilled negotiator whose practice includes both public and private sector management labor and employment law. His work includes National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, collective bargaining, contract administration and arbitration proceedings.
Rob also has extensive experience working on employment discrimination matters and wage and hour claims. He helps clients tackle tough issues, including:
- Union elections and right to work
- Severance agreements
- Health insurance issues
- Title IX
- Investigations and complex employment issues
- Collective bargaining
- Succession planning
- Boardsmanship and open meeting law
- Employee handbooks, policies, and procedures
As an advocate for employers, Rob is regularly called on to resolve complex and challenging cases. He prides himself on collaborative resolutions, often partnering with clients to resolve extensive road blocks to success.
Rob has extensive experience with unionized work environments, especially as they relate to public and private institutions of higher education. In addition to collective bargaining, discrimination, and other labor issues, he works on matters relating to student/faculty discipline and codes of conduct, regulatory and program compliance issues, and drafting policies and handbooks for students and staff.
Rob also acts as general counsel for Districts Mutual Insurance Company, dealing with a wide variety of issues involving the Wisconsin Technical College System. Prior to joining Michael Best, he worked as a trial lawyer and Hearing Examiner with the NLRB in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin regional office.