KANSAS CITY, MO—Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added William S. Robbins, Jr. as a shareholder in its Kansas City office. Robbins was previously a shareholder at Polsinelli PC. His arrival follows a series of strategic additions to the firm in recent months, including shareholders Gerardo Hernandez (Fresno), Jorge Sales Boyoli (Mexico City), Lori Brown (Miami), Jessica Travers (Orlando) and Lisa Kathumbi (Columbus).
With a career spanning more than two decades, Robbins represents companies in a variety of industries in investigations involving compliance with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, as well as in developing industry-specific workplace safety standards. He also defends employers in whistleblower cases alleging violations of OSHA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act. With a deep background in labor management relations, Robbins provides counsel on matters relating to union certification, unfair labor practices, lawful union avoidance and labor contract negotiations. He regularly represents companies in labor arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board and the Kansas Public Employee Relations Board, as well as in federal, state and appellate courts.