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

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is proud to be named to the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for professional excellence! The firm's Litigation - Insurance, Litigation - Labor & Employment,  Insurance Law,  Employment and Labor Law -  Management, and Civil Rights Law practice areas achieved recognition! Firms included in [...]

2022-11-03T12:21:42-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Homepage News, Latest News|

Managing Monkeypox: An Employers Guide for Managing Monkeypox in the Workplace

Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) on July 23, 2022, and a public health emergency by the United States government on August 4, 2022. As of the date of this publication, there are 18,417 confirmed reported cases in the US and an average of 337 [...]

2022-09-01T08:54:40-04:00August 31st, 2022|blog, Homepage News, Latest News|

FDAR Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, and Ones to Watch in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition!

Congratulations to Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff attorneys Daniel T. Downey and Marc A. Fishel for achieving "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America! Kudos to  Benjamin S. Albrecht, Daniel T. Downey, and Marc A. Fishel for being named as Best Lawyers, and to Angelica M. Jarmusz and Stephanie [...]

2022-08-18T09:03:18-04:00August 18th, 2022|Homepage News, Latest News|

David Riepenhoff Shares His Expertise as the Columbus City School District and the Teachers’ Union Try to Reach an Agreement

With the first day of school rapidly approaching, the Columbus School District and the Columbus Education Association (teachers' union) are still negotiating to finalize this year's contract.  Partner David Riepenhoff appeared on NBC4i and shared his thoughts on the process.  You may read more and view the interview by clicking here.   

2022-08-16T12:19:21-04:00August 16th, 2022|Homepage News, Latest News|

Appearance Policies… Do You Need to Review Yours???

Last month, a Sheriff’s Office in Ohio received national attention for terminating an officer who obtained a hand tattoo reading “PURE EVIL” in violation of the department’s policy. There, the Sheriff’s Office had a long-standing policy prohibiting any tattoos on an employee’s face, neck, and hands, as well as a policy requiring officers to promote [...]

2022-08-01T09:24:13-04:00July 28th, 2022|blog, Homepage News|

Weed in the Workplace: What Expanding Medical Marijuana Coverage Means for Employers

This year Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Board received nine petitions to expand medical marijuana coverage to additional conditions. The petitions submitted were for: Gilbert’s Disease; Anxiety; Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic pain, PTSD; Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorder; Opioid Use Disorder (OUD); Insomnia; Lupus; Opioid Use Disorder; and Autism Spectrum Disorder After reviewing the petitions, the Board [...]

2022-04-08T10:43:38-04:00March 28th, 2022|Homepage News, Newsletter|

FDAR Attorneys Chosen for Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations are in order for several Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP attorneys that have been selected as 2022 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 Stephanie Schoolcraft. To [...]

2022-04-08T10:52:53-04:00December 30th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News|

Keeping Track of Record Keeping Requirements

Throughout the nation, public and private employers alike are instituting voluntary and mandatory vaccination policies for their employees. Many of these policies require proof of vaccination. The following blog will address the responsibilities and limitations employers face when collecting, maintaining, and using an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination records. May Employers Collect Employee Vaccination Records? Yes, both [...]

2021-10-18T09:15:04-04:00October 18th, 2021|blog, Homepage News|

Discrimination Head to Toe

Introduction With employees returning to the office from home, appearance and dress code policies have once again taken the spotlight. Some employees may be more accustomed to casual dress or seek to express themselves with a different appearance than they did prior to the pandemic. While employers may institute policies for appearances and dress codes [...]

2021-09-15T09:43:05-04:00September 15th, 2021|blog, Homepage News|