Speaker Bios

Jennifer Robbins

Jennifer L. Robbins is a partner with Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP. She achieves social and economic justice through strategic, effective, and zealous representation of her union clients. Jennifer has extensive experience in arbitration and in court fighting employer attempts to deny workers the wages, benefits, and working conditions to which they are entitled by their labor contracts or under statutory law. She helps her union clients negotiate strong contracts, and to enforce them. Jennifer maintains a dynamic litigation practice and regularly handles cases on behalf of unions, community organizations, and classes of workers to enforce minimum labor standards like fair pay and meal breaks. Her more than a decade of tireless union-side labor work spans multiple industries and every stage of dispute resolution, from advice and negotiations to litigation, trial, and appeal. Over the last several years, she has achieved several notable victories for workers under state and local wage and hour laws.

Speaker's Classes Present/Past


Understanding Washington State PFMLA, Federal FMLA & Your Sick Leave Benefits

This session will help you navigate the alphabet soup of state and federal laws around family and medical leave, sick leave, and other common wage and hour issues in fire fighter contracts. We will cover the interplay of the FMLA and PFMLA, state Paid Sick Leave and CBA sick leave, and FLSA FAQs. Paid...

Understanding Grievances/Unfair Labor Practices

A brief overview of what is a grievance, what is an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). What is the difference between the two and what is the process for each. Understanding Grievances ULPs Presentation

How to Not Get Sued

This class will cover some of the common issues unions must navigate that can lead to problems down the road, including: grievance handling, complying with the duty of fair representation, avoiding defamation lawsuits, conducting votes of no confidence and other criticism of leadership, and engaging in the political world without committing campaign finance violations....