Mr. Riegel is a member of Rogers Towers’ Labor and Employment department. Mr. Riegel has more than 35 years' experience representing management clients across the full spectrum of employment law, with a focus on litigation and crisis management.
Mr. Riegel handles all aspects of employment litigation, including jury trials, administrative trials and hearings, and arbitrations. He is known for litigating efficiently and effectively to achieve a favorable result whether early dismissal, settlement, summary judgment or trial. Mr. Riegel has successfully litigated employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual and racial harassment cases, Fair Labor Standards Act actions and breach of contract claims.
As an advisor, Mr. Riegel applies his litigation experience and instincts to counsel clients in crisis situations, such as harassment investigations and complicated terminations, and for preventative counseling on the many issues that can affect the employment relationship, including EEO issues, wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, employee benefits, personnel policies, reductions in force, affirmative action obligations, and strategies for employee discipline and termination.
Mr. Riegel also handles litigation and counseling matters involving unions (including NLRA litigation and arbitrations), Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual and other forms of harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and restrictive covenants (such as non-compete provisions).