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Recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the areas of Employment and Labor Law, Rob counsels a variety of employers—including higher education institutions, private independent schools, non-profit entities, credit unions and banks, hospitals and healthcare providers, and manufacturing companies—to ensure compliance with the vast array of laws and regulations that employers encounter on a daily basis.

Rob is an experienced and strategic litigator who routinely represents employers in proceedings before federal and state courts, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, and the New York State Department of Labor.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2020-2022
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Employment and Labor, 2016 - 2021
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Workplace Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship Recipient
  • Albany Law School Chapter of the National Order of the Barristers
  • Winner of the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition
  • Winner of the Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition
  • Executive Editor for Research & Writing, Albany Law Review

  • "The "Gig" is Up: Traps and Pitfalls of Contractors, Volunteers & Interns, Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association, September 9, 2021
  • Employment Law Update – What You Need to Know for 2021, Capital Region Building Owners and Managers Association, December 16, 2020
  • New Rules Regarding Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Webinar, NYS Care Management Coalition, April 1, 2020
  • Compliance with Federal and NYS Requirements Related to COVID-19, NYS Coalition for Children's Mental Health, March 30, 2020
  • Employment Law Update, Building Owners and Managers Association, October 16, 2019
  • The "Gig" is Up: Traps and Pitfalls of Contractors, Volunteers, & Interns, New York State SHRM Conference, September 24, 2019
  • Employment Law Basics for Managers/Business Owners, MVSHRM Professional Development Program, April 2, 2019
  • Interns, Contractors and Volunteers: The Importance of Proper Classification, MVSHRM Webinar, February 12, 2019
  • Legal Updates: 2018 Year In Review – 2019 Look Ahead, Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association, February 7, 2019
  • Navigating Employee Handbooks: A Review of Key Policies & Considerations, Capital Region Chamber, November 13, 2018
  • Understanding New York’s Sexual Harassment Legislation, CDPAANYS Conference, October 17, 2018 
  • Strategies for Defending Administrative Employment Claims, Utica Claims Association October Meeting, October 11, 2018
  • How to Effectively Conduct Workplace Investigations, 2018 New York State SHRM Conference, September 23, 2018
  • The “Gig” is Up: Tax Traps and Pitfalls of Contractors, Volunteers and Interns, Albany Marriott, May 16, 2018
  • Managing an Aging Workforce: How to Respectfully and Lawfully Handle the Unique Challenges, The Chamber of Southern Saratoga, April 25, 2018
  • 2018 Capital Region Human Resource Association Annual Conference and Marketplace, Unique and Challenging ADA Accommodation Issues, March 29, 2018
  • Columbia-Greene JSEC, Legal Update, March 22, 2018
  • 2018 March To Success, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and 
    New York Paid Family Leave: What Employers Need to Know, March 21, 2018
  • New York State Paid Family Leave, New York Credit Union Association, Capital Region Chapter, October 2017 
  • Unique and Challenging ADA Accommodation Issues, Bond Labor and Employment Law Academy, September 12, 2017
  • Adirondack Human Resource Association, How to Prepare Employee Handbooks, September 2017
  • New York State Paid Family Leave, New York State Payroll Conference Association 2017 Statewide Conference, September 29, 2017
  • Tackling Five Complex FMLA Issues, NYS SHRM Annual Conference, September 24, 2017
  • Documenting the Employment Relationship & Overview of New York Paid Family Leave, Empire State Society of Association Executives CEO Symposium, September 10, 2017
  • Documenting the Employee Relationship: From Offer Letter to Termination, Bond's Statewide Labor, Employment & HR Conference - Workplace 2017
  • Managing an Aging Workforce: How to Respectfully and Lawfully Handle the Unique Challenges, Bond's Statewide Labor, Employment & HR Conference - Workplace 2017
  • Conducting HR Audits, MVSHRM, Half-Day Professional Development Program, March 14, 2017
  • Unemployment Claims and Preparing for Unemployment Hearings, Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association, January 12, 2017
  • FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations, Automotive Recyclers Association of New York, October 8, 2016
  • DOL’s New Overtime Rule: What You Need to Know and Do To Be Ready, Bond’s Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing Series, October 2016
  • Labor & Employment Law Developments, Healthcare Association of New York State, Statewide Human Resources Advisory Council, September 29, 2016
  • FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations, New York Credit Union Association Catskill-Hudson Chapter, September 13, 2016
  • Liar, Liar, Charge on Fire: Fighting Back Against SDHR and EEOC Complaints, Bond's Statewide Labor, Employment & HR Conference - Workplace 2016
  • How to Legally and Effectively Conduct Workplace Investigations, Columbia-Greene JSEC, May 19, 2016
  • Responding to Union Activity: Employer's Rights, Responsibilities and Restrictions, The Business Council of New York State, May 17, 2016
  • Diversity in Employment and Hiring, MVSHRM Half Day Professional Development & Vendor Show, March 29, 2016
  • Navigating Complicated Discipline and Terminations, Bond Labor and Employment Law Breakfast Briefing, November 10, 2015
  • Thoroughly and Effectively Screening Applicants While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls, Columbia-Greene JSEC, October 22, 2015
  • Navigating Complicated Discipline and Terminations, Bond Labor and Employment Law Academy, September 15, 2015
  • Workplace Investigations: Big Opportunities, Big Risks, Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management, March 24, 2015

  • Quoted in "Salary History Bans Could Reshape Pay Negotiations," Society for Human Resource Management, Feb 16, 2018
  • Manfredo, Robert F. and Stevens, Christopher J., “FLSA Changes and Wage Theft Protection Act Notices,” The HR Advisor, August 3, 2016

  • Board of Directors, Capital Region Human Resource Association
  • Double H Ranch Human Resources Committee
  • Leadership Tech Valley, Class of 2011
  • Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management