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 arbitration, strike and consumer boycott management, and appearing before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice proceedings.
William 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
- Safety and health (OSHA) compliance
- Fringe benefit fund contribution claims
- Wrongful discharge
- Enforcement of non-compete
- 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.
William 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.