Monthly Archives: November 2019


Guest Column in Ohio Township News, Nov/Dec 2019 Issue, by Marc Fishel and Meghan Brickner

Managing Employees in an Election Year Marc A. Fishel and Meghan Brickner  As another election season approaches, employers should be informed as to how to manage employee politics in the workplace. Studies have shown that political talk is more common in the workplace then it was in the past and has the potential to impact [...]

2019-11-26T08:13:04-05:00November 26th, 2019|Homepage News, Latest News|

Sixth Circuit Holds Employee’s Disability Does Not Excuse Workplace Misconduct

The Sixth Circuit recently issued an employer-friendly decision, finding that an employee’s leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act did not excuse his pre-leave misconduct. The case is Williams v. Graphic Packaging Internatl., Inc., 6th Cir. No. 18-5485, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 32572 (Oct. 31, 2019) and the Plaintiff, James “Randy” Williams, worked [...]

2019-11-18T11:33:39-05:00November 15th, 2019|Newsletter|

Non-Profit Organization Targets Public Sector Unions

A national anti-union organization has recently opened its doors in central Ohio. The organization is The Freedom Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which operates in several states across the country including Washington, Oregon, Ohio and California. The organization claims it is seeking to educate public employees about union membership and dues and hopes to further that [...]

2019-11-15T09:39:05-05:00November 15th, 2019|Newsletter|

FDAR Attorneys Win Important Victory for Ohio Sheriff’s Office

FDAR attorneys Samantha McGuire and David Riepenhoff recently won a motion to vacate an arbitrator’s award which reinstated a terminated deputy. The case centered around a deputy’s failure to maintain training records regarding his K-9 partner. When the chief deputy and sergeant went to the deputy’s home to retrieve the K-9, his food, and medication, [...]

2019-11-18T09:09:23-05:00November 15th, 2019|Newsletter|

House Bill 308 Aims to Change PTSD Coverage for First Responders

The General Assembly is seeking to make another fundamental change which could represent significant financial exposure to public employers across the Buckeye State. The change was introduced in House Bill 308 and alters the way Post-traumatic stress disorder (or "PTSD") claims are handled for firefighters, police, and EMS personnel. According to the American Psychiatric Association, [...]

2019-11-05T09:24:31-05:00November 4th, 2019|blog|

FDAR Named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is proud to once again be named to the Best Law Firms List by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2020. FDAR’s employment, labor and litigation practice areas achieved recognition. Firms included in The U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence. [...]

2019-11-04T13:14:04-05:00November 1st, 2019|Homepage News, Latest News|