Bob Ames is a labor and employment attorney who represents public and private sector employers – often as chief negotiator and strategist in collective bargaining negotiations, and as lead counsel in labor arbitrations, and employment discrimination and wage and hour litigation. Employers turn to him for effective counsel in labor and employment matters. These have included the legal and practical issues arising from union organizing efforts and campaigns, and the negotiation of labor contracts that incorporate merit pay concepts and other cost containment features.
Bob has a proven record of advising his clients on compliance with the multitude of labor and employment laws and regulations applicable to their operations, thereby helping them avoid the disruption and cost of litigation. His clients appreciate his ability to express arcane legal principles and requirements in simple terms that laypersons can understand. He is known for his ability to identify potential problems quickly and recommend practical solutions. Bob has also frequently represented defendants facing claimed violations of Title III (Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities) of the Americans with Disabilities Act.