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Jill K. Bigler

Jill K. Bigler Partner
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DOL concludes FLSA ministerial exception can apply to religious daycare and preschool teachers, depending on their duties

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DOL finalizes rule adopting new test to assess independent contractor status

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Department of Labor proposes rule adopting “economic reality” test to assess independent contractor status

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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.

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Non-compete agreement litigation

Represented a national mortgage loan company in two lawsuits in which the client hired two mortgage loan officers from a competitor, and the competitor sought to enforce the loan officers’ non-compete agreements. Negotiated a global settlement that considerably reduced the length of each employee’s non-compete agreement.

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Healthcare client’s bonus program audit

Conducted a full analysis of a healthcare client’s multi-faceted bonus programs to determine compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws. Developed options for changing the criteria of several bonus programs and pay calculations to avoid possible wage law violations regarding the calculation of overtime. Created a plan for correcting possible improper overtime calculations for a two-year look back period.

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U.S. Supreme Court expands “ministerial exception” for religious organizations

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U.S. Supreme Court rules LGBTQ+ employees are protected from employment discrimination under Title VII

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ODJFS provides online form to report employees who quit or refuse to return to work because of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update: EEOC approves testing employees for coronavirus before returning to work

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COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine asks all employers to take employees’ temperatures every day

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Preparing for a COVID-19 outbreak: What do health care employers need to know?

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