Firm welcomes three new partners!

RSHS partnership is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners – Allyson Hauck, Steve Shaw and Erich Shiners.

Allyson Hauck has been with RSHS since 2007 and recently opened the firm’s Central Coast office in Aptos, CA. Allyson practices in the areas of labor relations and labor relations law, focusing on contract grievances, contract negotiations and unfair labor practice charges. In addition to the firm’s public entity clients, Allyson represents many of the firm’s non-profit clients, providing employment advice, negotiating labor contracts, as well as advising on a variety of legal issues unique to non-profit organizations. Allyson earned her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law and a Masters of Public Health from Tufts School of Medicine.

Steve Shaw joined the firm in 2006 and focuses his practice on the representation of public agencies in labor and employment and other litigation matters. Steve represents public agencies in discrimination and harassment claims, whistleblower retaliation actions, and claims for unpaid overtime and employee classification issues. Steve has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including handling jury trials. Steve also handles arbitrations involving employee discipline and contract interpretation disputes. Steve received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Erich Shiners rejoined the firm in 2011 and focuses his practice on the representation of public agencies in labor and employment and other litigation matters. Erich frequently represents public agencies before the Public Employment Relations Board, where he served as a Legal Advisor for three years. Erich currently serves on the Executive Committee of the State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, and has co-written articles on subjects such as the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act and accommodation of employee religious practices. Erich received his J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific.