With 35 years of experience, Robert S. Seigel practices traditional labor and employment law, representing management in cases before the National Labor Relations Board and other federal and state regulatory agencies, in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, and conducting union avoidance campaigns.
Rob is an expert in practice before the National Labor Relations Act, having worked at that Agency for many years as both a staff attorney and a manager. During his career, Rob has handled every type of matter cognizable under the National Labor Relations Act from the simplest to the most complex. His experience includes presenting an oral argument before the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition, Rob has extensive experience representing clients in labor arbitrations. He has defended clients in the full range of labor arbitration issues including both disciplinary actions and matters of contract interpretation. Clients call on Rob for advice relating to disciplinary issues and collective bargaining.
Rob routinely counsels clients in matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Acts and assists clients in FLSA compliance by conducting internal wage and hour audits. He also helps clients manage the labor legalities of operational changes, including reductions in force, and mergers or acquisitions; and he has considerable experience negotiating and drafting employment-related agreements such as non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Rob has presented seminars on a variety of topics including effective supervisory and management techniques, union avoidance, presentation of arbitration cases, Wage and Hour compliance, compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, sexual harassment, and compliance with the WARN Act.
After more than three decades in law, Rob isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. That attribute has served him well professionally, but also personally in successfully raising two great kids.
His music collection leans toward the classic rock, folk, and delta blues. A fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, Rob’s favorite player is Mr. Goalie - former Blues player Glenn Hall.
Rob has a lifelong interest in wildlife of all kinds and his pets have included dogs, parrots, tropical fish, snakes, lizards, tortoises, and arachnids. His ideal vacation would include snorkeling coral reefs one day and hiking rain forest trails the next. When not outdoors on vacations Rob can usually be found at Science and Natural History Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, and Botanical Gardens.