Robert P. Brooks
USA: Rhode Island
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345
Bob’s labor and employment experience includes counseling employers on day-to-day personnel administration as well as on such complex administrative law issues as OSHA compliance and wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Bob also regularly and successfully handles collective bargaining negotiations and the defense of union organizing campaigns. He has successfully represented employers in employment discrimination matters, and represents employers in a wide variety of labor arbitration and administrative proceedings. In addition, he lectures frequently to groups and private companies on many of the issues facing human resource professionals on a daily basis.
Bob is Immediate Past President of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence and he is the recipient of the RI Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award, given in recognition for his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs. He serves on the AP&S Executive Committee and is a member of its Diversity Committee.
- National Labor Relations Board matters;
- Collective bargaining;
- Defending against unfair labor practice and other charges under FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, OSHA and other laws;
- Representing employers before government agencies and tribunals;
- Dealing with virtually every aspect of employment relationships.
We work hand-in-hand with employers to anticipate and short-circuit issues before they become major problems, drafting smart policies and useful employee handbooks, counseling employers on various federal and state statutes, conducting management and employee training, assisting in force reductions and plant closings, and negotiating and drafting employment agreements.
Since the founding of the firm in 1960, AP&S has become one of the region’s most respected and successful business law practices with more than 60 lawyers in Providence, Boston and New Hampshire.
“Robert Brooks chairs the labor and employment group. He advises employers on compliance and is also noted for his work in collective bargaining negotiations. “He is an excellent advocate for the company,” reports one impressed client.”