For more than 25 years, Bob Nichols has represented employers in litigation, administrative investigations and inspections, and other actions concerning alleged occupational safety and health violations, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, and other concerns related to employment.
Bob frequently represents employers in matters pending with government agencies, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) agencies, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and a variety of other federal and state agencies.
He also provides day-to-day legal advice to employers with respect to occupational safety and health and all aspects of the employment relationship.
Recent Notable Matters
Various clients — handled numerous OSHA cases, including a variety of OSHA fatality investigations over more than 20 years
Various clients — coordinated health and safety workplace audits, working with safety engineers and consultants
Various clients — defended employment-related lawsuits in federal and state court
Employers — represented in federal and state agency employment discrimination investigations
Employers — represented in union and non-union arbitration cases, involving various issues
Various clients — negotiated and drafted executive compensation and severance agreements
Various clients — handled unfair labor practice charges and other union issues
Employers — represented on a number of occasions in appeals to the Fifth Circuit and state appellate courts
Employers — advised with respect to employment policies, discipline, discharge, safety, health, wage, discrimination and retaliation matters
Publications and Speeches
“Effects Bargaining: Understanding the Impact on the Sale of Businesses,” Inside Counsel, October 27, 2014.
“Attorney-Client Privilege in OSHA Compliance Self-Audits,” Corporate Counsel, August 2014.
Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization