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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Defends clients, including public sector organizations, Fortune 500 companies and local businesses in state and federal courts. Experienced across the full range of labor and employment matters, with a fine reputation in wage and hour class actions and in litigation pertaining to discrimination and harassment. Further expertise lies in drafting employment manuals, counseling on drug and alcohol testing policies and amending employee benefit policies.

Strengths

Sources say: "It is a fine firm with good, strong practitioners."

Peers describe Vorys Sater as a "very established firm in the Columbus market."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in a wage and hour class action involving allegations that the hospital's rounding system resulted in unpaid overtime compensation.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Smith maintains a strong contentious practice, which includes defending against wrongful discharge actions.

Mark Knueve is a go-to litigator for employers facing matters such as wage and hour collective and class actions, offering notable expertise in issues of class certification.
"He is a good lawyer with very broad knowledge. He has been involved in some significant litigation." "I think very highly of him - he demonstrated significant leadership and empowered his team."

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Overview

Our labor & employment practice encompasses a variety of functional areas working together as a team for our clients. Our success in this area is a byproduct of strong employment litigators and counselors and a deep knowledge of our clients’ industries. Our team of attorneys have experience in single plaintiff and class action litigation and also regularly provides day-to-day counseling on the full range of employment issues.

We have defended clients in federal and state courts against all kinds of labor and employment claims, ranging from individual lawsuits under statutes like the ADA to complex, high-risk class actions asserting wage and hour or discrimination claims. Our lawyers have the experience to put the defense of any employment lawsuit in its proper perspective, viewed from the standpoint of our clients’ fundamental interest in building and maintaining strong relationships with their workforces while reducing risk and managing legal costs.

One of the greatest business risks faced by businesses and organizations today is the wage and hour class action. Indeed, during the past several years, many high profile employers have been hit with class action lawsuits alleging they misclassified associates as exempt, failed to pay for meals and breaks, did not provide seats, and worked associates off the clock. In these suits, the named plaintiffs generally bring causes of action for violations and seek to recover unpaid overtime, waiting time penalties, and attorneys’ fees.

Members

Ball, Michael

Bluebond, J. Alexander

Campbell, David

Cary, Nelson

Catignani, Cory

Cianchetta, Daniel

Clark, Daniel

Cramer, Elizabeth

Crookes, Thomas

Gibson, Angela

Griffaton, Mike

Harris, Robert

Hollingsworth, Liana

Kaplan, Andrew

Kinzer, Allen

Knueve, Mark

Manfull, Ashley

McLaughlin, Natalie

Meade, Jesse

Norman, Jonathan

O'Brien, Michael

Rocco, Adam

Scheiderer, Gregory

Shepler, Benjamin

Shoenfelt, Michael

Slezak, Donald

Smith, Andrew

Stevens, George

Vaughn, Jonathan

Yeoman, Kelly

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Labor & Employment

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Location

52 East Gay Street

Columbus

Ohio

USA

OH 43215

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ohio

Labor & Employment


Andrew Smith
Band 4
Mark Knueve
Band 2