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CARES Act: Federal Stimulus Package
EEOC elaborates on ADA compliance: COVID-19 and the return to work effortMore
Ohio Supreme Court holds that "direct observation" of drug testing is not an invasion of privacyMore
What you need to know about the new workers’ compensation law changes in H.B 81More
U.S. Department of Labor issues revised FFCRA rules in response to New York District Court decisionMore
Ohio Governor DeWine recommends $1.5 billion payment to employersMore
Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys
A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 20, 2020
Executive-level discrimination investigation
Served as an external investigator for a large organization in response to allegations of race and gender discrimination reported against a member of the organization's senior leadership team. Conducted multiple witness interviews, reviewed relevant documents and prepared a report of highly confidential findings, along with recommendations for next steps.
COVID-19 management counseling
Helped clients understand their legal obligations under new labor and employment laws passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drafted work-from-home, leave, and reopening policies; advised on mass layoff obligations, terminations, furloughs, unemployment issues, and alternative work arrangements; and recommended best practices for essential workers, safe reopening, employee testing and health assessments, employee travel, and face covering requirements.
Workers’ compensation settlement defense
Represented a medical center in defending a workers’ compensation settlement that was challenged by an employee, who, despite agreeing to the settlement, argued that the settlement amount was insufficient to cover their interests for the reimbursement of medical costs. Defended this settlement in front of the Ohio Industrial Commission, which is the adjudicating body of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, allowing the medical center to leave its fully negotiated settlement agreement intact.
Testimony before the Ohio Senate
Testified before the Ohio Senate on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Businesses regarding House Bill 308, which impacts workers’ compensation benefits for first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their employment.