Paul L. Jackson

President, Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6657
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6657 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on employee benefit matters, regulatory compliance, labor and employment litigation, negotiating collective bargaining agreements for employers, and assisting in all aspects of employment-related issues.

Experience
  • Has a long history in representing public universities as to employment/discrimination, Title IX and investigatory matters
  • Successfully represented a public university against a Title IX claim of unequal support in an athletic program
  • Represented public universities against Title IX claims alleging discrimination in an education program
     
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.S., Accounting
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management (2013-2021); Labor Law - Management (2013-2021); and Labor Law - Union (2013-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2020)
  • Passed all parts of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) examination

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Community Support Services, Past Board President
  • United Disability Services, Past Board President
  • All-American Soap Box Derby, Honorary Director
  • United Way Administrative Committee, Member
  • Grace Church of Rootstown, Chairman of the Board of Elders

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding (Oct 27, 2020)
    Public Employee Loses First Amendment Retaliation Claim After Publicly Posting a Racial Slur on Facebook That Caused Sufficient Workplace Disruption (Oct 14, 2020)
    DOL Updates FFCRA Regulations, Effective 9/16/2020, in Response to Federal Court Decision (Sep 15, 2020)
    EEOC Acknowledges Limitations to Its Enforcement Powers in Recent Opinion Letter (Sep 14, 2020)
    EEOC Provides Additional Guidance on ADA Compliance During COVID-19 (Sep 9, 2020)
  2. Article
    ERISA Compliance - Smart Business Akron/Canton (2007)
  3. Presentations
    "Things Your Employment Lawyers Want you to Know!" - Akron Area Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (August 2020)
    "Fiduciary Webinar" - Enzo Financial & Roetzel Webinar (July 2020)
    "An Update on the Ever-Changing Legal Requirements for Employee Benefits and A Closer Look at Fiduciary Duty Claims" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2019)
    "Fair Labor Standards Act as of 2019: Developments and Practical Solutions" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2019)
    "Top 10 Recent Employment Law Developments" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2018)
  4. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
  5. Upcoming Event
    2020 Employment Law Briefing (Nov 10, 2020)

Overview

Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on employee benefit matters, regulatory compliance, labor and employment litigation, negotiating collective bargaining agreements for employers, and assisting in all aspects of employment-related issues.

Experience
  • Has a long history in representing public universities as to employment/discrimination, Title IX and investigatory matters
  • Successfully represented a public university against a Title IX claim of unequal support in an athletic program
  • Represented public universities against Title IX claims alleging discrimination in an education program
     

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.S., Accounting
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management (2013-2021); Labor Law - Management (2013-2021); and Labor Law - Union (2013-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2020)
  • Passed all parts of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) examination

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Community Support Services, Past Board President
  • United Disability Services, Past Board President
  • All-American Soap Box Derby, Honorary Director
  • United Way Administrative Committee, Member
  • Grace Church of Rootstown, Chairman of the Board of Elders

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding (Oct 27, 2020)
    Public Employee Loses First Amendment Retaliation Claim After Publicly Posting a Racial Slur on Facebook That Caused Sufficient Workplace Disruption (Oct 14, 2020)
    DOL Updates FFCRA Regulations, Effective 9/16/2020, in Response to Federal Court Decision (Sep 15, 2020)
    EEOC Acknowledges Limitations to Its Enforcement Powers in Recent Opinion Letter (Sep 14, 2020)
    EEOC Provides Additional Guidance on ADA Compliance During COVID-19 (Sep 9, 2020)
  2. Article
    ERISA Compliance - Smart Business Akron/Canton (2007)
  3. Presentations
    "Things Your Employment Lawyers Want you to Know!" - Akron Area Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (August 2020)
    "Fiduciary Webinar" - Enzo Financial & Roetzel Webinar (July 2020)
    "An Update on the Ever-Changing Legal Requirements for Employee Benefits and A Closer Look at Fiduciary Duty Claims" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2019)
    "Fair Labor Standards Act as of 2019: Developments and Practical Solutions" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2019)
    "Top 10 Recent Employment Law Developments" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2018)
  4. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
  5. Upcoming Event
    2020 Employment Law Briefing (Nov 10, 2020)