Labor & Employment


Our Labor and Employment attorneys counsel and represent public and private companies, public sector entities and nonprofit organizations across the entire spectrum of labor, employment and human resource issues.

The attorneys at Roetzel handle litigation for all types of labor and employment claims in federal and state courts.

We work cooperatively with in-house counsel, executive-level managers, public officials, risk management professionals and human resource departments in handling all employment-related issues, including federal and state labor and employment law compliance, preparation and implementation of personnel policies and employment agreements, employee hiring, employee discipline, leaves of absence and accommodation issues, affirmative action, discrimination claims, workers' compensation, benefit administration and health and safety regulations. Our attorneys are highly qualified in administrative proceedings, with extensive experience representing local, national and international clients before federal and state agencies.

We handle litigation for all types of labor and employment claims in federal and state courts, including matters arising under federal and state labor law and claims arising under the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and numerous other state and federal laws governing the workplace.

Roetzel offers a broad range of immigration services. Our attorneys serve the specialized needs of employers seeking immigration law-based solutions by providing advisory services, counsel, and employer compliance guidance.

Many of our attorneys are board certified in trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We also have many Ohio State Bar Association board certified specialists in the areas of workers' compensation and labor and employment law.

Our Experience

  • Represented a political subdivision and received a verdict in favor of the client in a race discrimination/race harassment case that received national publicity
  • Successfully represented an employer in federal court with respect to claims of reverse discrimination and wrongful discharge
  • Developed and implemented numerous drug testing programs
  • Developed several employee handbooks, personnel policies and affirmative action plans
  • Represent numerous companies in connection with workplace injuries and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) citations
  • Advised a large (2,000+) private employer regarding a reduction in workforce
  • Provide ongoing legal counsel in a broad scope of labor and employment matters to a regional transit authority for more than 20 years
  • Obtained a jury verdict in federal court in favor of a national retail chain as to an employee claiming sexual and handicap discrimination
  • Defended numerous employers against discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation and wrongful discharge claims
  • Served as lead counsel for a statewide association of managed care organizations in the Amicus brief filed with the Ohio Supreme Court in response to organized labor's constitutional challenge to the Bureau's health partnership program
  • Successfully defended numerous allowances and compensation claims, as well as wrongful discharge, retaliation and intentional tort claims
  • Successfully negotiated with unions during the term of collective bargaining agreements to modify health insurance plans
  • Negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements and handled a significant number of grievances, arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings
  • Advised public school districts in a full range of legal matters including contract negotiation, charter school laws, public purchasing, competitive bidding, real property, Ohio School Facilities Commission matters, employee benefits, district purchasing, personnel, special education, EEO, civil rights, tuition and residency
  • Handled issues related to public employees in the education industry, such as public records act matters, issues related to Revised Code Chapter 2744, and civil service issues
  • Provided in-depth counseling and training to hotel and restaurant establishments on a wide variety of employment and labor topics
  • Represented newspapers in a broad range of employment matters, including defense of discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, assisting in wage and hour claims, and handling matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and other administrative agencies

What We Do


  • Employee hiring, compensation and discipline
  • Leaves of absence and accommodation
  • Employee handbooks and employment agreements
  • Employee screening and testing
  • Government contractor requirements
  • Layoffs and reductions in workforce
  • Occupational safety and health issues
  • Civil Service
  • Title IX claims investigations


  • Administrative actions
  • All types of harassment
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Civil Rights law
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment tort litigation
  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Section 1983
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Title IX claims defense litigation


  • Contract negotiations
  • Fact-finding, mediation and conciliation
  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Management representation during union organizing
  • Unfair labor practice proceedings
  • Reductions in force
  • Litigation


  • Adjudication committee hearings
  • Appeal and mandamus actions
  • Audits, classifications, and premium disputes
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) audits and protests
  • Industrial Commission hearings on a statewide basis
  • Intentional tort and retaliation claims
  • Subrogation and third party claims
  • Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)

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    DOJ Announces Record $34 Million Settlement in Immigration and Employment Eligibility Verifications Case - Nov 1, 2013
    Banks are Increasingly Becoming Targets of Americans with Disabilities Act ATM Class Action Lawsuits - Oct 10, 2013
    Department of Labor Extends Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Health Care Workers - Sep 23, 2013
    Illinois Court Creates a Bright Line Rule in the Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements - Aug 14, 2013
    DOMA and U.S. v. Windsor - What Might it Mean to You? - Jul 11, 2013
    Obama Administration Delays Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements Until 2015 - Jul 3, 2013
    Court Rules Hobby Lobby Can Challenge the Affordable Care Act's Contraception Mandate and Will Not Have to Pay Fines - Jul 2, 2013
    UPDATE - $1 Billion Workers' Compensation Rebate to Public and Private Employers - Jul 1, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act: PCORI Fee Due July 31, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
    United States Supreme Court Decision Makes it Easier for Employers to Defeat Title VII Retaliation Claims - Jun 27, 2013
    The United States Supreme Court Narrowly Defines "Supervisor" in Workplace Harassment Claims - Jun 26, 2013
    NLRB Union Poster Rule Struck Down by Appeals Court - May 8, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee Payment Looming - Mar 14, 2013
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases New Form I-9 - Mar 11, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act: Department of Labor Extends Deadline for Providing Employees With Notice of Insurance Exchanges - Jan 29, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act: Required Notice of State Insurance Exchanges - Jan 4, 2013
    Ohio Court Rules that Bureau of Workers' Compensation Overcharged Thousands of Small Employers for Premiums - Jan 2, 2013
  2. Articles
    What to Know about Employment Agreements - May 2024 - Chicago Medicine
    Navigating employees’ charged behavior in the health care workplace - March 2024 - Physicians Practice
    The Speak Out Act Ends the Silencing of Sexual Assault Victims Through Nondisclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements - March 2023 - Collier County Bar Association
    Overview on the Restrictive Covenants that Are More Important for Protecting Your Business Than Contentious Non-Competes - Dec 10, 2021 - Columbus Bar Association Legal Connections, published in print edition of Columbus Business First
    The COVID-19 Vaccine: Issues for Employers - January 2021 - The Examiner Magazine, Akron Bar Association
    Rushed Transition to Work-from-Home Will Likely Lead to Increase in FLSA Wage-and-Hour Claims - Jun 26, 2020 - Columbus Bar Association Legal Connections, published in print edition of Columbus Business First
    Adviser: Don't get beat when it comes to non-competes - Apr 9, 2018 - Crain's Cleveland Business
    Employment Contract Advice for Docs and Practices - Jan 31, 2018 - Physicians Practice
    DOL Announces Policy Change Making It Easier for Employers to Utilize Unpaid Interns - Jan 29, 2018 - Reminger Report
    NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Decision Regarding Employee Handbooks - Jan 16, 2018 - Reminger Report
    6 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment at Your Practice - Dec 6, 2017 - Physicians Practice
    Terminating Physicians for Bad Attitudes and Behavior - Nov 15, 2017 - Physicians Practice
    New Ohio Law Provides Limited Exception To Employer’s Right To Prohibit Firearms On Its Premises - May 13, 2017 - Reminger Report
    What consideration must Illinois employers give to ensure their restrictive covenants are enforced? - Jul 16, 2016
    Highlights of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 - Jul 6, 2016
    Workplace Cyberbullying Poses Danger for Employers - Mar 29, 2016
    The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant - Oct 29, 2015 - Corporate Compliance Insights
    Post-Shift Security Screens Are Not Compensable Work Time - Feb 1, 2015 - JD Supra Business Advisor
    NLRB Holds That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union and Other Protected Communications - Jan 1, 2015 - JD Supra Business Advisor
    Great Work! Labor & Employment Blog - 2010-2015 - Great Work! Labor & Employment Blog
    High Court Rejects “Dual Purpose” Doctrine for Workers’ Compensation Claims - Nov 1, 2014 - JD Supra Business Advisor
    NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Test Will Rewrite Labor Law - Sep 18, 2014
    Union "Ambush" Elections: Be Prepared or Be Unionized - Sep 18, 2014
    Employee Misclassification is an Easy, and Costly, Mistake - Aug 1, 2014 - JD Supra Business Advisor
    Why Do I Need an Employment Handbook? - May 1, 2014 - WHP Newsletter
    Affordable Care Act Update - May 1, 2013 - Northern Ohio Physician
    Practicing as a Hospital Employee - What to consider before selling your Medical Practice - 2012 - Chicago Hospital News
    ERISA Compliance - Feb 1, 2007
    No Smoking - January 2007 - Smart Business Akron/Canton
    ERISA Compliance - 2007 - Smart Business Akron/Canton
    Caution Key to Avoiding Trouble with Competitors' Employees, Practices - July 10-16, 2006 - Crain's Cleveland Business
    Partnering for Success in Employment Cases: The Attorney's Role - 2006 - Aspatore Books
  3. Podcasts
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: The New FTC Rule Explained: Will Your Non-Compete Be Enforceable? - May 23, 2024
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Green Card Delays Creating Challenges For Physicians - Feb 15, 2024
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Middle East Conflict Impact on the Healthcare Workplace: An HR Perspective - Nov 30, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Practice Hiring: Finding and Hiring the Best Staff - Nov 16, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Common Mistakes Made by Healthcare Practices When Communicating with the EEOC - Aug 10, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Non-Competes: Are They Still Enforceable? - Jul 13, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Terminating Your Physician Employment Contract: Knowing your Exit Strategy - Jun 1, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Employment Based Immigration Issues Facing Healthcare Professionals - Mar 23, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Best Practices for Handling Healthcare Employee Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims - Mar 10, 2023
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Employment Contracts: Important Considerations Before Signing on the Dotted Line - Apr 28, 2022
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC): How Can Your Practice Benefit From Pandemic Losses? - Feb 17, 2022
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Illinois Freedom to Work Act: Updating Your Contracts to Assure Non-Competes Are Enforceable in 2022 - Dec 9, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: A Shot in the Arm: Navigating the Evolving Federal Vaccine Requirements - Nov 18, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Understanding the Perils of Physician Recruitment Agreements - Sep 30, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Illinois’ Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers: Answering Employers’ Questions - Sep 7, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: What Does FDA Approval Mean for Employer Vaccination Mandates? - Aug 26, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: The Impact of Immigration Laws on Health Care Professionals and Entrepreneurs - Aug 12, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: The Nuts and Bolts of Noncompete Agreements Part 2: Executive Order Update - Aug 5, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: The Nuts and Bolts of Noncompete Agreements Part 1 - Jul 22, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: COVID-19 Vaccine Challenges in the Workplace - Feb 1, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Termination of a Healthcare Provider Contract amidst COVID-19: The Provider Experience - Mar 31, 2020
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Employment Contracts during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Mar 20, 2020
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Background Checks - December 2019
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Welcomes John C. Barno and Jamison S. Speidel to Employment Services Group in Columbus - Jun 12, 2024
    Roetzel Adds Szucs and Kabasinski to Cleveland and Akron Offices - Apr 2, 2024
    Roetzel Earns National and Regional Rankings in 2024 Best Law Firms® - Nov 2, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Earns Recognition in 2024 Best Lawyers - Aug 17, 2023
    15 Roetzel Attorneys Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Aug 17, 2023
    Roetzel Adds Associates in Columbus & Cleveland - Jul 5, 2023
    Thomas B. Allen Joins Roetzel’s Employment Services Group in Cincinnati - Jun 9, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Appoints Five Attorneys to Key Leadership Roles - May 9, 2023
    Karen Adinolfi Quoted in Akron Legal News Article Discussing the Recently Enacted PUMP Act - Apr 14, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Names Three New Shareholders - Jan 4, 2023
    Roetzel Continues Strategic Growth with Addition of Over 30 Attorneys in 12 Months - Jan 3, 2023
    22 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars - Dec 29, 2022
    Roetzel & Andress Named to 2023 “Best Law Firms” List - Nov 3, 2022
    Roetzel Adds Shareholders Brian Fox and Nick Ziepfel to Public Law Group - Oct 10, 2022
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® - Aug 18, 2022
    Roetzel Welcomes Labor & Employment Shareholder in Columbus - Mar 21, 2022
    Roetzel & Andress Adds Three Associate Attorneys - Mar 3, 2022
    Roetzel & Andress Announces the Election of Two New Shareholders - Jan 3, 2022
    Twenty-Seven Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List - Dec 30, 2021
    David Hirt Joins Roetzel’s Employment Services Group in Cleveland - Dec 7, 2021
    Roetzel & Andress Named to 2022 “Best Law Firms” List - Nov 4, 2021
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Aug 19, 2021
    Michael Brohman quoted in Scrubs Magazine - May 26, 2021
    Shareholder Michael Brohman quoted in Medscape Medical News - May 25, 2021
    Susan Keating Anderson Named Chair of Roetzel’s Education Law Group - Apr 15, 2021
    Roetzel Continues Expansion with Addition of Two Attorneys in Cleveland - Feb 16, 2021
    Eight Roetzel Attorneys Promoted to Shareholder in 2021 - Jan 1, 2021
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® - Nov 5, 2020
    Roetzel’s Monica Frantz Earns Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion - Nov 2, 2020
    Eleven Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Aug 20, 2020
    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 & Andress Adds Shareholder Barry Freeman in Cleveland - Mar 13, 2020
    Roetzel Adds Associates in Chicago & Cincinnati Offices - Dec 16, 2019
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® - Nov 27, 2019
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked Among Nation’s 2020 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News — Best Lawyers® - Nov 1, 2019
    Bob Blackham Achieves Recertification by National Board of Trial Advocacy - Aug 27, 2019
    Doug Spiker Elected to Playhouse Square Board of Trustees - Aug 9, 2019
    Roetzel Promotes Three Associates to Shareholder - Dec 10, 2018
    Seven Roetzel Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® - Aug 20, 2018
    Roetzel Welcomes Four Labor and Employment Attorneys to Growing Cleveland and Columbus Offices - Aug 7, 2018
    Changes in Akron Bar Leadership Addressed in Akron Legal News Article - Jul 30, 2018
    Roetzel Attorney Assumes Role as Akron Bar's President-Elect - Jul 5, 2018
    Roetzel's Karen D. Adinolfi Sworn In as President-Elect of Akron Bar Association - Jun 22, 2018
    Pangrace Quoted on ISO 45001 International Standard on Occupational Safety and Health - Apr 2, 2018
    Adinolfi Quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business - Feb 28, 2018
    Adinolfi Quoted in Local Media on Personnel Issues at Metro RTA - Jan 2, 2018
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked in 2018 "Best Law Firms" List - Nov 2, 2017
    Karen Adinolfi, Akron Partner, Quoted in Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 20, 2017
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked in 2017 "Best Law Firms" - Nov 1, 2016
    Karen Adinolfi Named Vice President of Akron Area Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management - Oct 12, 2016
    Roetzel & Andress Announces Election of New President and Treasurer - Mar 1, 2016
    Attorney Karen Adinolfi Elected to Chair the Board of Trustees of the Akron Blind Center - Feb 8, 2016
    Roetzel Attorney Karen D. Adinolfi Appointed to Ohio State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section Council - Nov 23, 2015
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms" - Nov 2, 2015
    Roetzel's Chicago Office Expands with Addition of 11 Attorneys - Apr 30, 2015
    Denise Hasbrook Elected to Chair the Board of Trustees for Mercy Health - Toledo - Apr 21, 2015
    Litigator Marc H. Kallish Joins Roetzel & Andress LPA - Mar 25, 2015
    Roetzel & Andress Ranked in 2015 "Best Law Firms" - Nov 3, 2014
    Roetzel's Karen D. Adinolfi Named Chair of Akron Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section - Jul 8, 2014
    Roetzel Ranked Among Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report - Nov 5, 2013
  5. Event
    2024 Labor & Employment Briefing - Jul 10, 2024