Robert F. Seidler

Shareholder Indianapolis

Mr. Seidler devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of employers in the employment law arena.  He consults with employers of all sizes to help them comply with the plethora of state and Federal employment laws that affect the workplace, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII.  Mr. Seidler frequently conducts onsite trainings and seminars to ensure that clients avoid common (and not-so-common) employment pitfalls. He works closely with his clients to help them identify issues before they become problems, and solve problems after they arise.  He regularly assists employers with developing and reviewing employee handbooks, personnel policies, employment contracts, noncompete agreements, severance agreements, and other employment-related documents.  Mr. Seidler also advises employers on immigration compliance issues related to Form I-9 requirements.

Mr. Seidler’s litigation experience includes representing employers in defending claims arising out of the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, wrongful discharge claims, breach of contract claims and in non-competition litigation.

Mr. Seidler is a frequent author and speaker on employment law related topics.


Experience

  • Obtained multiple favorable summary judgment rulings for large health care client on claims including race and gender discrimination
  • Obtained favorable walk-aways for several clients, including a large pharmacy chain, following depositions of plaintiffs
  • Represented services-industry client in federal wage and hour audit and achieved resolution favorable to client
  • Defended construction industry client against prevailing wage claims

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, 2001 – present)
  • Federal Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, 2006 – present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Indianapolis Chapter (Secretary, 2010 – 2012; Treasurer, 2013 – 2014; Vice President, 2014 – 2015; President, 2016 - present)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (2009 – present)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, 2001 – present)
  • Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO) (Advisor)

Speeches:

  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce 2014 - ''Everything I Ever Wanted to Learn About Employment Law, I Learned at the Movies'' - Indianapolis - October 10, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber - ''Everything I Wanted to Learn About Labor & Employment Law I Learned at the Movies'' - Indianapolis - May 08, 2013
  • 12th Annual Managing a Workforce Seminar - ''Nobody's Perfect: Reevaluating 'Reasonable Expectations' in the Modern Workplace'' - Indianapolis - October 03, 2012
  • Indiana Chamber FMLA Seminar - ''Is There a Doctor in the House: Serious Health Conditions'' - Indianapolis - June 05, 2012
  • Indiana Chamber - ''Strategies to Avoid Rising Employee Retaliation Claims'' - Webinar - September 08, 2011
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - ''Navigating the New Bermuda Triangle - Workers' Compensation, FMLA, ADA and GINA'' - Indianapolis - February 2011
  • Indiana Manufacturers Association - ''Accommodations Galore'' - Indianapolis - October 07, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Retaliation Litigation – The Risk Escalates'' - Indianapolis - October 05, 2010
  • Indiana Council for Internships and Cooperative Education - ''The Dangers of Unpaid Internships'' - webinar - September 24, 2010
  • Indiana Council for Internships and Cooperative Education - ''The Dangers of Unpaid Internships'' - Indianapolis - July 28, 2010
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - ''Is There a Doctor in the House? Health Care Providers and Serious Medical Conditions'' - Indianapolis - June 03, 2010
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - ''GINA - Its Impact on Employee Benefit Plans and Employment Practices'' - Indianapolis - April 22, 2010
  • Evansville Area Human Resources Association - ''R U Safe from Misuse of Social Media?'' - Evansville - April 16, 2010
  • NHRMA - ''Social Media and Its Implications for Your Workplace'' - Portage - March 23, 2010
  • Park 100 Partners - ''Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations'' - Indianapolis - February 2010
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce: The Family and Medical Leave Act Update: An Advanced Program in FMLA Issues - ''How Much Did You Learn?'' - Indianapolis - June 11, 2009
  • Park 100 Partners - ''Evaluating Employee Performance: Avoiding Legal Liability'' - Indianapolis - May 27, 2009
  • Lorman Seminar - ''Worker’s Comp/ADA/FMLA'' - Indianapolis - October 17, 2008
  • Park 100 Partners - ''Recent Employment Law Developments'' - Indianapolis - May 06, 2008

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November 16, 2016 - The Indiana Lawyer - "New resource gives access to troves of data measures on district court judges’ orders"
December 2010 - HR Notes - "Requesting too many documents during I-9 process can be costly"

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