Robert J. Baker

Partner

rbaker@chartwelllaw.com
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(717) 686-9382
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(717) 909-5173
Harrisburg, PA
150 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 103
Camp Hill
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PA
17011
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PRACTICE AREAS

Employment and Labor Law

Workers' Compensation

Medical Marijuana

Premises Liability

In-House Counsel Assistance Including Claims & Underwriting File Analysis and Privilege Determination for Non-Party Subpoenas

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., 2005

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A., 1999

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

B.A., magna cum laude, 1997

Robert Baker focuses his practice on the defense of general employment and workers’ compensation matters. He routinely represents employers in labor and employment matters, including PHRC/EEOC litigation. He has handled a myriad of human resources including hiring, firing, progressive discipline, payroll, compensation and benefits, OSHA/risk management and training and development.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Baker was corporate director of human resources for PHI/Presbyterian Homes, Inc., a continuing care retirement community, where he was responsible for employment law compliance, employee relations, workers’ compensation management of insured and self-insured programs and other human resources issues. This experience helps him guide his clients through any issues that might arise, having handled them first hand in his clients position himself.

Some of Mr. Baker’s significant accomplishments include the coordination of WARN, reductions in force, successful OSHA investigations resulting in zero deficiencies, management of transition of multiple employee benefits programs from insured to self-insured status, management of welfare and retirement plan documents and summary plan descriptions, and discontinuing retirement plans with the implementation of replacement programs.  He has also handled matters before the PHRC and EEOC.

Mr. Baker is a frequent writer and lecturer with respect to all aspects of employment law. He is a course planner/presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and routinely presents at the Pennsylvania Business Workers Compensation Conference as well as the Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2018-2019)

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2012-2015)

Robert Baker focuses his practice on the defense of general employment and workers’ compensation matters. He routinely represents employers in labor and employment matters, including PHRC/EEOC litigation. He has handled a myriad of human resources including hiring, firing, progressive discipline, payroll, compensation and benefits, OSHA/risk management and training and development.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Baker was corporate director of human resources for PHI/Presbyterian Homes, Inc., a continuing care retirement community, where he was responsible for employment law compliance, employee relations, workers’ compensation management of insured and self-insured programs and other human resources issues. This experience helps him guide his clients through any issues that might arise, having handled them first hand in his clients position himself.

Some of Mr. Baker’s significant accomplishments include the coordination of WARN, reductions in force, successful OSHA investigations resulting in zero deficiencies, management of transition of multiple employee benefits programs from insured to self-insured status, management of welfare and retirement plan documents and summary plan descriptions, and discontinuing retirement plans with the implementation of replacement programs.  He has also handled matters before the PHRC and EEOC.

Mr. Baker is a frequent writer and lecturer with respect to all aspects of employment law. He is a course planner/presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and routinely presents at the Pennsylvania Business Workers Compensation Conference as well as the Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2018-2019)

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2012-2015)

Resources