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Partners Fishel and Riepenhoff Featured in Latest Ohio Township News Magazine

Preparing to Protect the Township in the Event of Civil Unrest by Marc A. Fishel and David A. Riepenhoff In the past eighteen months, we have witnessed several examples of peaceful, and not so peaceful, protests throughout the country.  There are numerous practical, legal, and political considerations relating to these protests.  At times, protesters have [...]

2021-09-07T16:06:21-04:00September 7th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News|

First Law Enforcement Civil Jury Defense Verdict Since the Pandemic

FDAR attorneys Angelica Jarmusz and Daniel Downey recently secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Brown County Officers in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The case arose when Brown County Corrections Officer Schadle discovered inmate Zachary Goldson dead in his cell, hanging from a bed sheet. Prior to [...]

2021-06-28T15:14:27-04:00June 28th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News, Trial Successes|

Ohio General Assembly Passes Limits to Authority of State and Local Officials to Respond to Emergencies

Following a procedural vote, the Ohio General Assembly enacted a bill that will significantly change the ability of state and local authorities to respond to emergencies. SB 22 passed both chambers but was vetoed by Governor DeWine. The General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto on March 24, 2021, meaning the bill will become effective in [...]

2021-04-06T09:45:42-04:00April 6th, 2021|blog, Homepage News|

Litigation Challenging Ohio’s Exclusive Representation Law Could Reach US Supreme Court

The tumultuous and ever-changing landscape of public sector labor law could be in for yet more change in Ohio. Many will remember the US Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME which held that the First Amendment prohibits public employers from collecting fees from non-union employees as a condition of working in public service. Now, [...]

2021-03-01T11:42:17-05:00March 1st, 2021|blog, Homepage News|

President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

In a statement released on December 29, 2020, President-elect Biden announced his plans to combat COVID-19 once he takes office. His COVID-19 relief efforts will include, among other proposals, expanding the role of OSHA, expanding FFCRA worker benefits, targeting unemployment and minimum wage, and providing financial support for state and local governments. The proposal, which [...]

2021-01-19T10:01:00-05:00January 19th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News|

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees?

Ohio received some good news at the end of 2020: A vaccination for the Coronavirus was soon going to be widely available. But as 2021 begins, many public and private employers are asking the same question: Can employers require employees to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccinations? The short answer is yes. But before implementing [...]

2021-01-13T11:21:13-05:00January 13th, 2021|blog, Homepage News|

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|

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|