Winter 2016
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A Periodic Publication of Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht LLP

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Union Fair Share Fees are Constitutional 
A group of nonunion teachers in California is challenging a state law requiring them to pay money to the local union... Learn More.

Ohio Ban the Box Legislation Passed
The Ohio Senate passed House Bill 56 also known as “Ban the Box” legislation. This bill... Learn More.

Department of Labor Delays Implementation of New Overtime Rules
In March 2014, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the regulations defining which white-collar workers... Learn More.

Controversial “Cadillac Tax” Delayed until 2020
President Obama signed H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016, on December 18, 2015. Title 1, Section 101 of this Act... Learn More.

Avoid a He-Said/She-Said Battle by Keeping Proper Time Records
A recent federal case out of the Eastern District of Michigan highlights the importance of... Learn More.

Ohio Supreme Court Case Reinforces the Need to Properly Classify Workers
A 2015 Ohio Supreme Court case serves as a reminder to Ohio’s employers to ... Learn More.

Columbus Police Ban on Muslim Headscarves Challenged
An important issue for Ohio’s employers is when they may be required by law to provide religious accommodations... Learn More.

Judges Do Have a Sense of Humor
A recent decision from Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge David Cain reminds us that ... Learn More.

New Year, New Health Insurance Ideas
The IRS has issued Notice 2015-87, which provides further guidance on health reimbursement arrangements ... Learn More.

NLRB Decision May Impact Workplace Cell Phone Policies
Nowadays, many people own and frequently use a smartphone to take photos or record videos, among... Learn More.

Divided Court Says Ohio Employer Bound by Union Agreement it Never Signed
In one of its final opinions of 2015, a Sixth Circuit panel of judges concluded... Learn More.

The Transitional Reinsurance Program & Impact on Public Employers
In Ohio v. United States (2016), the Court held in part that Congress intended... Learn More.


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Marc Fishel will be presenting at the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association's (OHPELRA) Annual Training Conference on February 8, 2016. Marc will be providing a legal update from 10:45-12:00. To see more dates when our attorneys are speaking, please click here

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Angelica M. Jarmusz

We are pleased to welcome Angelica Jarmusz to the firm as an associate attorney.  Angel joined the firm in December. Previously, Angel worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in Knox County in the office’s Civil Division.  Angel received her Juris Doctor degree from the Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November, 2014.  Prior to law school, Angel attended the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Sports Management, with a minor in Business Administration. She was member of the New England Women’s Lacrosse team and was the conference scholar athlete of the year.  Angel can be reached at   

Michelle E. Lanham

We are pleased to welcome Michelle Lanham to the firm as an associate attorney.  Michelle joined the firm this January. Previously, Michelle worked at a Columbus law firm practicing civil litigation.  Michelle received her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November, 2014.  Michelle twice served as a Judicial Extern at the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to law school, Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Cedarville University. She later earned a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Dayton University.  Michelle applied her clinical knowledge and research skills to policy and legislative work at a Washington, D.C. law firm, which ultimately motivated her decision to pursue a career in the law.  Michelle can be reached at

FHKA Named to the

Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht is honored to be named to the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® for 2016. The firm’s employment, labor, and litigation practice areas were recognized. 

Congratulations to Marc Fishel, Benjamin Albrecht, Daniel Downey, and Edward Kim for being named as Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas.

FHKA Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers

Several FHKA attorneys have been selected as 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® magazine.  Congratulations to Marc Fishel, Ben Albrecht, and Daniel Downey for being named as Ohio Super Lawyers and to David Riepenhoff and George Limbert for being named as Ohio Rising Stars.

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