Bob Overman is a partner in the firm's Employment and Labor Law Division. He has substantial experience working with employers in labor and employment matters before a wide range of courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators within and beyond the State of Kansas. He also represents employers in labor negotiations, responding to strikes and picket activity, and before the National Labor Relations Board in representation and decertification elections and charge proceedings. Bob assists employers with supervisor training relating to employee issues, including union free training, and frequently provides seminars on labor and employment issues for academic institutions and corporate clients.
In addition, he works with employers concerning compliance with OSHA, contesting citations, and defending employers before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Bob has substantial experience working with employers in the construction sector in resolving contract disputes, negotiating 8(f) collective bargaining agreements, resolving Davis-Bacon Act claims, and defending against withdrawal liability claims arising from multi-employer pension trust funds.
In the private sector, Bob's experience ranges from working with employers engaged in manufacturing, food processing, and construction to symphony orchestra labor negotiations.
In the public employer sector, Bob counsels cities and community colleges in employee (including faculty) negotiations, due process matters, compliance with FLSA, FMLA, and Title IX, and defending complaints brought by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.