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Robert Frederick Seidler


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Robert Frederick Seidler is a Principal in the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises employers on compliance with state and federal labor regulations and represents management in labor and employment litigation.

Mr. Seidler conducts workplace training, seminars, and other engagements to assist employers of all sizes in navigating the labor law regulatory environment. In addition to legal representation in employment litigation, he also advises employers on the development of documents, contracts, and agreements including employee handbooks, personnel policies, severance agreements, employment contracts, noncompete agreements, and other employment-related documents and forms. He also advises employers on immigration-related employment issues relating to Form I-9 requirements.

Mr. Seidler has extensive experience in labor and employment litigation. He has represented management in labor disputes relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII, among others. He is a prolific speaker and author on employment law at various publications and speaking engagements.

Honors and Recognitions

Robert F. Seidler
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Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (Advisor)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Federal Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Federal Bar Association, Indianapolis Chapter (President)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)

Published Works

“Five Tips to Ensure Proper Deposition Behavior,” Law360 (October 2017) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Investigation Do's and Don'ts," Indiana Chamber of Commerce Workplace Harassment Seminar (Indianapolis, IN, February 2018) (presenter)
  • “Everything I Wanted to Learn About Labor & Employment Law I Learned at the Movies,” Indiana Chamber (Indianapolis, IN, May 2013) (presenter)
  • “Nobody’s Perfect: Reevaluating ‘Reasonable Expectations’ in the Modern Workplace,” 12th Annual Managing a workforce Seminar (Indianapolis, IN, October 2012) (presenter)
  • “Is There a Doctor in the House: Serious Health Conditions,” Indiana Chamber FMLA Seminar (Indianapolis, IN, June 2012) (presenter)
  • “Strategies to Avoid Rising Employee Retaliation Claims,” Indiana Chamber (Webinar, September 2011) (presenter)
  • “Navigating the New Bermuda Triangle – Workers’ Compensation, FMLA, ADA and GINA,” Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Indianapolis, IN, February 2011) (presenter)
  • “Accommodations Galore,” Indiana Manufacturers Association (Indianapolis, IN, October 2010)
  • “The Dangers of Unpaid Internships,” Indiana Council for Internships and Cooperative Education (Webinar, September 2010) (presenter)
  • “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations,” Park 100 Partners (Indianapolis, IN, February 2010) (presenter)

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December 21, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Susan M. Zoeller Joins Jackson Lewis in Indianapolis

December 21, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 21, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Susan M. Zoeller has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as a Principal. Ms. Zoeller joins the firm from Quarles & Brady LLP and has more than 20 years of employment law experience. "Susan is a... Read More

April 10, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Brian McDermott and Robert Seidler Discuss Joining Jackson Lewis in Indianapolis

April 10, 2018

Brian McDermott and Robert Seidler discuss joining the firm's Indianapolis office from Ogletree Deakins in "Jackson Lewis Snags 2 Ogletree Deakins Employment Vets," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 9, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Adds Depth in Indianapolis with Addition of Brian L. McDermott and Robert F. Seidler

April 9, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 9, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Principals Brian L. McDermott and Robert F. Seidler, both formerly of Ogletree Deakins, to the firm’s Indianapolis office. “This is a tremendous coup for us, both in Indianapolis and... Read More

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January 31, 2019

Indiana Supreme Court Rules Driver Not Employee of Business Connecting Drivers with Customers

January 31, 2019

A driver who delivers recreational vehicles or trucks under a company’s authority is an independent contractor, not an employee, for purposes of the Indiana Unemployment Compensation Act, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. Q.D.-A, Inc. v. Indiana Dep’t of Workforce Dev., No. 19S-EX-43 (Jan. 23, 2019). Resolving conflicting lower... Read More