Yearly Archives: 2020


Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP Announces New Partner

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is pleased to announce that Stephanie L. Schoolcraft has become a Partner with the Firm. Schoolcraft joined the firm in 2014 and focuses on employment law, civil litigation, and insurance defense. Schoolcraft regularly practices before state and federal courts defending clients against discrimination, harassment, and other employment related claims, [...]

2020-12-31T11:48:10-05:00December 31st, 2020|Homepage News, Latest News|

FDAR Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers / Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® Magazine

A big shout out to several Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP attorneys that have been selected as 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® Magazine! Congratulations to our Super Lawyers: Benjamin Albrecht, Daniel Downey, Marc Fishel and David Riepenhoff, and to our Rising Stars: Angelica Jarmusz and George Limbert. Super [...]

2020-12-08T12:06:51-05:00December 8th, 2020|Homepage News, Latest News|

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Proposes Employer Friendly Conciliation Rule Change

On October 9, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a proposed rule regarding its conciliation procedures when attempting to negotiate a settlement between an employer and the charging party.  The EEOC enforces federal anti-discrimination statutes in the employment context. This includes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination [...]

2020-11-24T12:16:28-05:00November 24th, 2020|Newsletter|

BWC Announces Dividends to Private Employers

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced its approval of Governor Mike DeWine’s proposal to send out $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers. The dividend payment is intended to further ease the impact of the pandemic on Ohio employers. This dividend equals nearly four times the total premiums paid in policy year 2019 and [...]

2020-11-24T12:13:19-05:00November 24th, 2020|Newsletter|

Arbitrator Upholds Management Exercise of Emergency Clause

An arbitrator has sided with an Ohio township who exercised the emergency clause in its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The arbitrator upheld a unilateral decision from the township to limit on-site work to essential staff only, which effectively suspended light duty. The township is a party to a CBA with a [...]

2020-11-24T15:26:40-05:00November 24th, 2020|Newsletter|

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 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for professional excellence! The firm's Litigation practice area (both in Insurance and Labor & Employment) and Employment and Labor Law Management practice areas achieved recognition! Firms included in The U.S. News-Best [...]

2021-01-07T11:10:19-05:00November 5th, 2020|Homepage News, Latest News|

Three Steps to Prepare Your Workplace for the End of the FFCRA

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. Referred to as the FFCRA, the Act created or added paid leave entitlements for millions of Americans and required employers with 500 or fewer employees and all public employers to make immediate changes to leave policies. Since its passage, [...]

2020-11-02T15:11:21-05:00November 2nd, 2020|blog, Homepage News|

OBM Issues Guidance for Public Entities Receiving Coronavirus Relief Funding

The Ohio Office of Budget and Management recently issued guidance for local governments receiving Coronavirus Relief Funding through the OBM. The guidance applies to funds awarded as a result of legislation from the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Controlling Board allocating federal funding from the CARES Act from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The [...]

2020-10-12T10:31:20-04:00October 12th, 2020|blog, Homepage News|