Industries & Practices

Employment & Labor

Wage-and-hour lawsuit

Served as lead counsel, representing a wholesale auto parts company in a wage-and-hour lawsuit involving commissions and lunch breaks.

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Discrimination claim negotiation

Represented a national restaurant chain in a discrimination claim and successfully negotiated a nominal settlement.

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Department of Labor audit

Worked with a large road construction company in a U.S. Department of Labor audit, preserving the overtime exemption status of many employees.

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Unfair labor practice charges

Represented a multi-employer bargaining unit in unfair labor practice charges filed against a local union hiring hall.

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Simultaneous workers' compensation lawsuits

Served as lead counsel to the owner of multiple fast-casual restaurant franchises as in three simultaneous workers’ compensation lawsuits brought by the same employee.

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Overtime dispute

Represented an oil and gas company in a collective/class action suit involving an overtime dispute brought by independent contractors. 

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Employer benefits committee counsel

Regularly counsels employer benefits committees on fiduciary issues and best practices.

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ACA compliance

Regularly counsel public schools and private employers on ACA compliance issues. 

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Favorable compliance statements

Obtained multiple favorable compliance statements under the IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System. 

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Compliance self-audit

Conducted a compliance self-audit of all retirements plans for an employer with 16,000 employees.

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BWC adjudicating committee

Successfully argued cases before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Adjudicating Committee on independent contractor issues, re-rates due to gross misrepresentation and improper application of BWC rules.

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Cost control on workers' comp claims

Used both aggressive and strategic techniques to help a new client with multiple derailed claims get their claims costs under control. For example, fighting to have only the necessary treatment allowed and unrelated conditions denied, we successfully argued that an injured worker had reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) to have compensation terminated. Out of options, the injured worker ultimately settled her claim.

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