Robert A. Dubault - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Robert A. Dubault

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 231-727-2638

Rob Dubault counsels and represents public and private sector employers in the full-spectrum of labor and employment matters, including affirmative action, employment discrimination, workplace harassment investigations, ADA/FMLA compliance, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, NLRB and MERC proceedings, and wage/hour compliance.

Western Michigan UniversityMBA 1990Indiana University BloomingtonJ.D. 1995Central Michigan UniversityBSBA 1985
Employers Association of West Michigan

Case History

Collective Bargaining — Negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements with various unions (USW, UAW, GCIU, IBT, SEIU Healthcare, SEIU, MNA) across a wide variety of industries (printing/packaging, food processing, automotive supplier, lumber/wood processing, higher education, local municipalities and governmental authorities)
Plant Closings — Counseled and represented employers in closing faciilities, including WARN Act compliance, and negotiating plant closing agreements with unions representing affected employees

Client Comments

"Robert Dubault demonstrates an expert level of knowledge regarding labor relations and management. He demonstrates knowledge regarding state and federal law as well as rules impacting MERC, PERA, Workers Compensation, ERISA, and case law that may impact an arbitrator, magistrate, or judge. Mr. Dubault is also a great asset to have at the bargaining table and available to review and interpret a variety of collective bargaining agreements. At the bargaining table, Mr. Dubault combines his experience and knowledge of collective bargaining with an attitude of drafting agreements that are in the best interest of a long-term business strategy to reach amicable settlements and preserve good management/labor relations. It is great to know that there is someone willing to work as hard to keep you out of trouble as they are to get you out of trouble."

-Aaron Hilliard
Director of Human Resources
Muskegon Community College

"Not having a law department within my organization, I rely on Rob Dubault at WNJ to advise on all sorts of potentially litigious employment matters. He advises within the letter of the law, but he also assists in looking at options that will help us meet our operational objectives. I consider him a business partner. My company recently acquired its first unionized facilities. Rob Dubault has provided invaluable assistance in helping us interpret the details of the various contracts and understand the bigger picture of the unionized environments within which we must now function. Rob was our chief negotiator in our first contract negotiation and demonstrated the company/operational knowledge, the personality traits, and the skill sets needed to represent the company in a difficult bargaining situation. He was excellent at keeping senior management informed while guiding the group of local managers who comprised the rest of the bargaining team."

-Lynda Group
Multi Packaging Solutions

Office Location

700 Terrace Point Road, Suite 350
P.O. Box 900
Muskegon, MI 49443-0900
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male