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Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam

Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam Partner
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EEOC extends deadline to file 2019 EEO-1 report

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Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2020 rankings

For 2020, Chambers USA included 8 Bricker & Eckler practices in its annual ranking of law firms and attorneys. Additionally, Chambers recognized the 24 attorneys for their legal skills, professional conduct and client service.

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COVID-19 and unemployment insurance: How to manage employees who decline to return to work

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President signs stimulus act providing additional aid to unemployed

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COVID-19 Update: President signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Ohio offers employers relief for COVID-19 related work disruptions

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Union-related risk for hospital acquisition

Managed employment law aspects of merger effort between a major health system and eastern Ohio hospital system with several unions. Counseled the health system on the risks of proceeding with the acquisition and on options for complying with the existing labor contracts. The hospital was able to successfully merge and close an inpatient unit that was unprofitable for the health system without union intervention.

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Corporate employment reorganization

Implemented a corporate reorganization for a privately owned retailer operating in numerous states. This involved merging approximately 13 corporations out of existence and establishing one consolidated entity to employ all Ohio employees. Work was completed in five business days due to the impending close of the client’s fiscal year.

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Diversity and inclusion training

Develop and regularly conduct corporate diversity and cultural competency training modules for employees and management teams. Trainings encourage participants to foster a welcoming work environment that curbs inappropriate conduct based on any protected class. This training has been embraced by corporations, trade associations and boards of directors.

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Sexual harassment training

Develop and regularly conduct sexual harassment training modules for employees and management teams. Trainings are focused on equipping participants with an understanding of the various applicable laws and how to comply with them. 

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Public entity embezzlement investigations

Counseled a municipality through a series of special investigations arising from employee embezzlement. Developed a strategy for addressing unlawful communications between city council and former city employees, and advised on a number of public records, open meetings and ethical issues.

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FINRA arbitration dismissal

Obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit and related FINRA arbitration claims of alleged harassment and retaliation against a national insurance company’s female executive. Obtained a court order at the conclusion of the case to permanently seal access to online pleadings and remove the case listing altogether. 

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