Mr. Seigel focuses his practice on 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 and labor arbitrations, and in advising and counseling clients in union avoidance campaigns.
Mr. Seigel has significant experience with the National Labor Relations Act, having worked at that Agency for many years as both a staff attorney and a manager. During his career, Mr. Seigel 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, Mr. Seigel 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 Mr. Seigel for advice relating to disciplinary issues and collective bargaining.
Mr. Seigel routinely counsels clients in matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act 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.
Mr. Seigel 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.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Boy Scouts of America, former assistant badge chair
•Orchard Lakes Subdivision Board of Trustees, former Chair and Trustee
•St. Louis Herpetological Society, former Corresponding Secretary and Social Action Chair
•The Developing Labor Law (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1996-2004) [Contributing Editor]
•NLRB New Employee Training Manual (Deferral to Arbitration section) (NLRB 1993) [Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•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, new developments under the National Labor Relations Act, sexual harassment, managing strikes and work stoppages, and compliance with the WARN Act.
In the News
September 5, 2018
Robert Seigel Comments on Ameren Illinois Company v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Case
Robert Seigel comments on Ameren Electric Company's case regarding a former employee that violated a provision in the workplace rule on violence after having an unsecured handgun in his car on company property in Keep Arbitrator's Award On Parking Lot Gun, 7th Circ. Urged, published by Law360.Subscription...
March 6, 2018
Robert Seigel Discusses Implications of the W.Va. Teachers' Strike and Janus v. AFSCME
Robert Seigel discusses implications of the West Virginia teachers strike and public-sector employees awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME in W.Va. Teachers Strike May Be Harbinger Of More Labor Strife, published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article
January 3, 2018
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business
R. Michael Lowenbaum Comments on Jackson Lewis' St. Louis Expansion
R. Michael Lowenbaum discusses lawyers from Lowenbaum Law, a labor and employment boutique firm in St. Louis, moving to Jackson Lewis in Lawyers from Closed St. Louis Firm Join Jackson Lewis and Wagner, published by Bloomberg Law.Subscription may be required to view article
Professional Associations and Activities
•American Bar Association
•Labor and Employment Research Association
•Missouri Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section