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  • Education
    • J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1984, with honors; Washburn Law Journal, Board of Editors
    • B.S., University of North Carolina, 1981, Industrial Relations

William S. Robbins, Jr. has more than 25 years experience and is primarily engaged in the practice of traditional labor law and employment law.  He currently represents employers in matters relating to union avoidance and provides assistance to companies that are involved in union organizing campaigns.  He represents clients in all facets of management-union relations, including labor arbitrations, strike and consumer boycott management and appearing before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice proceedings.

Mr. Robbins also represents employers in the construction, manufacturing, health care, business consulting, franchise and beverage, food and lodging industries in litigation or administrative proceedings relating to wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination, occupational, safety and health (OSHA) compliance, fringe benefit fund contribution claims, wrongful discharge and enforcement of non-compete and trade secret disclosure obligations.  He provides counsel to employers concerning employment policies and procedures, which includes management training on strategies to reduce the risk of discrimination charges and wage and hour claims.

Mr. Robbins has served as lead attorney in numerous bench and jury trials before state and federal courts located throughout the Midwest.  He has argued appeals before the Kansas Court of Appeals, the Missouri Court of Appeals and the United States Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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October 12, 2016
Publications & Presentations
PolsinelliAtWork.com Blog
August 4, 2016
eAlerts Alerts
May 4, 2016
Publications & Presentations
March 18, 2016
Publications & Presentations
PolsinelliAtWork.com Blog
September 9, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
January 5, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Employment Law Made Simple
Presentation at NBI Seminar
Mr. Robbins provided attendees an overview of pertinent issues they may face regarding Wage and Hour.  He covered topics including state-specific wage and hour laws, what qualifies as overtime, difference to be aware of: salaried exempt vs. salaried non-exempt, options for employees reporting time worked, handling deductions from wages, discharge/terminations and other relevant topics.
February 2010
eAlerts Alerts
July 16, 2009
Publications & Presentations
Keeping Our Workplace Free from Violence, Discrimination and Harassment: What you Need to Know
Presented to a Polsinelli Shughart Client
May 27, 2009
Publications & Presentations
Employee Free Choice Act: Strategies to Combat the Dangers of New Union Organizing-Friendly Laws
Presented to the Retail Grocers Association
May 1, 2009