Nathan Pangrace

Associate

Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4825
F 216.623.0134
E npangrace@ralaw.com



Nathan Pangrace

Associate

Phone: 216.615.4825
Fax: 216.623.0134
Email: npangrace@ralaw.com

Nathan focuses his practice on labor and employment law. He helps businesses comply with all manner of laws governing the workplace, including those related to employee discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, wage and hour requirements, disability accommodation, workplace health and safety, labor unions, unemployment, and workers' compensation. He assists employers in developing personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, and severance agreements.

Nathan helps companies avoid litigation by identifying and addressing legal issues with employees before they file a lawsuit. When a lawsuit happens, however, he has extensive experience successfully defending businesses in court, both in trial and on appeal. He also regularly defends businesses against charges of discrimination, unfair labor practice charges, and OSHA citations. In litigation, he works to obtain favorable results for clients as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. 

In addition, Nathan has provided counsel to employers of all sizes, from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies. He most often works with clients in the manufacturing, energy, health care, and non-profit industries.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained numerous successful outcomes for businesses sued by employees alleging workplace discrimination and harassment in state and federal court. 
  • Secured dismissal of charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and unfair labor practice charges filed with National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Defended businesses in labor arbitration involving wrongful discharge and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Obtained dismissal and/or favorable settlements of citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Audited employers’ workforce for compliance with exempt/non-exempt provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Regularly represented employers before the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission
  • Provided day-to-day advice and counsel regarding compliance with all manner of state and federal labor and employment laws

Accomplishments

  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2017)

Education

  • 2008, J.D., The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • 2005, B.A., University of Pennsylvania
    • magna cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Medina County - Past Legislative Chair
  • Cleveland Civic Leadership Institute

Publications

Presentations

  • “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings” - Cleveland, Akron (2017)
  • “Health Care Reform: What Your Company Needs to Know for 2015” - Roetzel Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2014)
  • “2014 SHRM Legislative Update” - SHRM Medina County Chapter (2014)
  • "Refresher Course on ADA Accommodation" - Akron Area SHRM Annual Legal & Legislative Conference (2014)
  • “The Affordable Care Act – Recent Developments in a Changing Landscape” - Roetzel Webinar (2014)
  • “2013 SHRM Legislative Update” - SHRM Medina County Chapter (2013)
  • "Case Law Update" - Ohio Self-Insurers' Association 39th Annual Conference (2013)
  • "The Affordable Care Act - Where Do Employers Go From Here?" - Roetzel Breakfast Briefing (2013)
  • "Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Workplace Safety Update" - Roetzel Employment Law & Workers' Compensation Legal Update (2010)
  • "Hard Times for Subprimes: The Fed's New Restrictions on Subprime Mortgages" - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Real Estate Law Institute (2009)

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