In 2015, Chris had what he calls the ultimate Buckeye experience when he was named Ohio State University’s Homecoming King. As an unintended consequence, Chris is often asked if he rooted for the Huskers during his time in Nebraska, to which he usually responds, “I have never stopped wearing red!”
Chris Page is involved in employment disputes and litigation, including discrimination claims, wage and hour violations and employment contracts. He has experience drafting employment policies, handbook provisions and employment agreements, and he assists with advising employers on issues arising under state and federal employment laws and regulations.
Originally from Dover, Ohio, Chris graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he completed specialization programs in labor and employment and civil litigation. He was also selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers for his performance in oral and written advocacy. Prior to attending law school, Chris graduated from The Ohio State University, receiving a B.A. from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
While at the Nebraska College of Law, Chris worked as a senior certified student attorney in the civil clinic, and he served as vice-chair of the Nebraska Moot Court Board. He participated in the National Moot Court Competition, where he and his team won the regional competition in St. Louis, Missouri, and advanced to the national finals in New York City. He also served as a teaching assistant for the college’s first-year legal research and writing courses.
In addition to his summer associate experience at Bricker in 2018, Chris worked as a law clerk for Erickson Sederstrom P.C., L.L.O., in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as for the Ohio Education Research Center as a student communications specialist.
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.
Discrimination and retaliation defense
Defended an international manufacturing company against claims of race, disability and sex-based discrimination and retaliation by a former employee. The case was ultimately dismissed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Professional & Community Activities
- Member, Young Professionals Board, South Side Early Learning
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Admitted, State of Ohio, 2019
- Admitted, Southern District of Ohio, 2020
- The University of Nebraska (J.D., with Distinction), 2019; Kenneth L. Noha Memorial Award; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Excellence in Legal Writing Award
- The Ohio State University (B.A. in Public Affairs), 2016; Morill Excellence Scholar; SPHINX Senior Class Honorary; Outstanding Undergraduate Policy Paper Award