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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 [...]

2022-08-18T09:03:18-04:00 August 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.   

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

Pizza & Punishments: An Employer’s Quick Guide On When To Provide Religious Accommodations

Most of the time, the need for providing a religious accommodation is obvious. An employee will submit a religious exemption request, and the employer will engage in the interactive process with the employee to determine what accommodation will appropriately address the employee's religious needs. However, there are times where the need for a religious accommodation [...]

2022-04-08T10:43:55-04:00 March 28th, 2022|Latest News, Newsletter|

Moving Away from Mandatory Arbitration Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims

On March 3, 2022 President Biden signed the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“The Act”) into law. The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit the mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims in arbitration agreements. The Act applies to all sexual harassment [...]

2022-04-08T10:44:18-04:00 March 28th, 2022|Latest News, Newsletter|

The Next Supreme Court Justice Will be a Black Woman, What About Your New Manager?

On January 27, 2022, President Biden announced that the next justice nominated to the US Supreme Court will be a black woman. The President’s announcement left many questioning whether his appointment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits race and sex-based employment decisions. However, the protections provided in Title VII only extend [...]

2022-04-15T13:27:06-04:00 February 9th, 2022|blog, Latest News|

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP Announces New Partner

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is pleased to announce that Angelica M. Jarmusz has become a Partner with the firm. Jarmusz joined FDAR in 2014 and focuses largely on the representation of law enforcement agencies and their officers in civil rights litigation, as well as labor and employment matters. She is also well versed [...]

2022-08-01T09:23:52-04:00 January 4th, 2022|Latest News|

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 [...]

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

The Right Way to Receive and Review Religious Exemptions

On October 25th and 28th the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded their technical guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and provided additional information on religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as they pertain to vaccination mandates. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act generally requires employers to accommodate [...]

2022-04-15T13:28:29-04:00 December 3rd, 2021|Latest News, 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 Insurance and Labor & Employment practice areas, as well as Employment Law and Labor Law Management practice areas achieved recognition! Firms included in The U.S. [...]

2022-04-08T11:10:40-04:00 November 4th, 2021|Latest News|