Mr. Rowe concentrates on employment and labor relations issues. He represents management and the business sector in equal employment opportunity, personnel relations and traditional labor matters, including federal, state and local agency investigations and hearings, court actions and day-to-day advice and counseling. His experience has involved consultation concerning complex employment, personnel and labor relations issues, including union elections, negotiations and arbitrations, reductions in force, discipline and discharge, pay practices, affirmative action, ERISA, OSHA, government complaints and compliance reviews, and other employee-related activities involved in business operations.
He has successfully defended individual and class action age, race, sex, religion, disability and other discrimination complaints, as well as wrongful discharge, ERISA, general employment, Railway Labor Act, and traditional labor litigation, in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies across the United States. He has represented management in union election campaigns, negotiations, arbitrations and strike/lock-out strategies, and before the National Labor Relations Board and federal appellate courts in unfair labor practice complaints throughout the United States. Mr. Rowe is a frequent speaker before firm clients and civic and professional organizations including The Missouri Bar, and The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, State Human Resources Management Association and Professional Management Seminar Association.