Robert Parker, Jr

Mediator, Arbitrator, Factfinder
Baynes Parker Dispute Resolution, LLC
670 Willett Avenue
East Providence, RI 2915
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Professional Work History:

Mediator, Arbitrator, and Fact-finder, Self-employed, 2011 to present. Extensive experience in the areas of labor and employment relations, human resources, equal employment opportunity (EEO), and occupational and environmental safety and health. ? Consultant to firms and unions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the areas of collective bargaining, contract administration, contract interpretation, Title VII issues, human resources, and occupational and environmental safety and health (2009-2011). ? Chief of Staff, Town of Johnston, RI (2007-2010). ? Executive Director, Occupational and Environmental Health Center of Rhode Island (2000-2006). ? Director of Education, Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies and Research (1994-2000). ? Lieutenant, Warwick Fire Department, Retired (1997)

Dispute Resolution Experience

? Cornell University Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals ? U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ? Mediation Roster

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Cornell University ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution ? A New Future for Dispute Resolution May, 2010 ? Negotiations Strategies & Tactics in ADR November, 2010 ? Designing Effective Dispute Resolution Systems August, 2010 ? Building a Career as a Workplace Neutral August, 2010 ? Employment Law Mediator Training January, 2011 ? Evidence in Arbitration April, 2011

Other Dispute Resolution Training

? Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Labor Arbitrator Program ? Workplace Mediator Training Program, Mediation Training Institute International

Professional Associations

? Association for Conflict Resolution, Workplace Section ? American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section ? Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), National and Rhode Island Chapter ? RI Mediators Association


Pennsylvania State University M.P.S. Human Resources and Employment Relations (2011) Roger Williams University B.S. Industrial Technology (1996)


Available upon request

Fee Policy

Labor Arbitration - $1200.00 per diem, including pre-hearing conference, document review, and drafting award. Employment Arbitration - $250.00 per hour, including pre-hearing conference, document review, and drafting award. Mediation - $250.00 per hour, including pre-hearing conference and document review. No charge for travel time, reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses charged from Providence, Rhode Island. Eight (8) hour cancellation fee charged for cancellations within 14 calendar days. Four (4) hour minimum charge for hearings.