William E. Grob

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Bill Grob focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law representing management. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts, and has extensive experience as lead counsel in a variety of labor and employment matters, including numerous collective actions, involving wage/hour and overtime litigation, race discrimination, disability discrimination, leave issues and harassment. Much of Bill’s practice involves representing professional sports teams and organizations, theme parks, entertainment venues and organizations, metropolitan transit organizations, staffing companies, manufacturers, healthcare companies, restaurants, and employee leasing companies. Bill also regularly enforces and defends non-compete covenants, litigates trade secret matters, including obtaining injunctions and TROs, and handles employment issues across the country. Bill serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, coordinating efforts and resources with attorneys across the country to serve clients more effectively and efficiently. Bill has also been a featured speaker at numerous employment and education law-related seminars for managers and organizations throughout Florida and the Southeast.

Bill currently serves as Legislative Chair for HR Tampa. Bill formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, has been President and Government Affairs Chair of the Suncoast HR Management Association for over seven years, and is the former Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

On August 16, 2018, at the CareerSource Polk Annual Meeting and Best Places to Work Breakfast, Bill Grob received the Workforce Champion Award for improving the quality of workforce services. Bill was recognized for multiple workshops he and his team have presented to community business leaders on topics including wage and hour and overtime litigation, race and disability discrimination, leave issues, harassment issues and more.

Before graduating from high school, Bill worked with his father in the family business involving the sales and reconditioning of athletic equipment. After college, Bill worked in human resource management and operations for approximately five years. During law school he served as a law clerk for the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, and he worked in the labor and employment section of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office of General Counsel in Atlanta.

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Bill has served as lead trial counsel in employment litigation cases throughout the country, including recent cases in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and other parts of the country. He recently appeared before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in an FMLA case on behalf of a national employer. Bill is also a Special Magistrate with the Complex Business Litigation Division of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Suncoast Human Resource Management Association (Government Affairs Director)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Former co-chair of the Labor & Employment Section)
  • Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida (Former member of the Board of Trustees)
  • HR Tampa (Legislative Chair)

Speeches

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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