FDAR provides employers with the advice and representation needed for all facets of their workers’ compensation claims.

To prevent claims from turning into substantial liabilities, we work with clients early in the process to help minimize workplace injury and exposure risks. We also help employers conduct effective workplace investigations about actual or alleged workplace injuries and exposures. If a claim is filed, FDAR routinely represents employers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission as well as in court. Our Worker’s Compensation Law services include defending employers on issues such as: initial allowance, additional allowance, temporary total disability, wage loss, permanent partial disability, death claims, scheduled loss applications, fraud and many more.

Employment Disputes

In today’s complicated business environment, employers frequently run the risk of facing employment disputes.

Representing employers exclusively, FDAR attorneys have a proven history of effectively defending employers in disputes that include breach of contract claims, negotiated employee severance agreements, litigated and drafted non-compete provisions, and assisted in overtime and wage matters.

FDAR attorneys draft and prepare employee handbooks, policies, employment agreements and non-compete clauses in clear, compelling terms.

FDAR prepares policies, procedures and contract provisions to help employers avoid future disputes, and they provide daily advice and counsel for clients. Contacting FDAR early in a business relationship can often help prevent disputes from occurring.

If it becomes necessary to engage in litigation over a dispute, FDAR has successfully represented employers both in court and arbitration.

Labor and Employment

FDAR has distinguished itself in its labor and employment law practice.

FDAR represents employers in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, at arbitrations and the bargaining table.

As a firm, FDAR consists of attorneys who represent employers in issues related to labor and employment.

FDAR attorneys take the responsibility to be proactive for clients, reducing the situations when our clients need to turn to an attorney.

Our attorneys have experience working with both human resources professionals and family businesses, and as a result they understand that they provide a service that limits workplace disruptions.

We take our role with our clients very seriously, and we educate them so they can continue to provide high-quality services to their consumers.

Unemployment Compensation

For most employers, it’s inevitable that there are times when they will need to sever their employment relationship with an employee.

When an employee is separated from employment, they are likely to seek unemployment benefits.

FDAR attorneys provide assistance and representation to help clients achieve a positive outcome in unemployment compensation issues. FDAR attorneys get involved in unemployment matters either very early by assisting with the preparation of paperwork or later during the appeals process.

Regardless of when we get involved, FDAR attorneys always take a practical approach to help you minimize the risk of having to pay unemployment benefits.

Workers’ Compensation

FDAR attorneys have the knowledge and experience to make workers’ compensation “workable” for employers.

We are experienced in providing clients with the advice and representation they need on all facets of their workers’ compensation claims.

At the outset, FDAR attorneys assist employers in preparing policies and procedures that help them minimize the risk of workplace injuries and exposure.

When workplace injuries occur, we provide employers with advice on how to conduct effective injury investigations.

After a workers’ compensation claim is filed, FDAR defends employers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission as well as in court. FDAR attorneys work closely with employers and their third-party administrators to determine the most effective and efficient strategies for defending claims.

We also provide employers with advice on the best ways to effectively manage their workers’ compensation claims and the employees who are impacted.

As we work with clients, FDAR’s goal is to ensure employers receive sensible advice and effective representation to resolve and administer workers’ compensation matters.