Articles & Presentations

Speaking Engagements & Presentations:
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Advanced Employment Law, Cleveland (April 2009)
  • “Effective Use of Mediation in Employment Disputes,” Annual Meeting of the Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) (May 2003)
  • “Mandatory ADR Programs,” Ohio State Bar Association (November 2001)
  • “Mandatory ADR Programs,” Ohio State Bar Association, CLE Institute (November and December 2000)
  • “Peacetime Draft – Take a Proactive Approach to ADR by Drafting an Employment ADR Clause,” American Arbitration Association (February 2000)
  • “Mediation Techniques for Efficient and Favorable Dispute Resolution,” Cleveland Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Seminar (May 1999)
  • “Winning in Mediation,” Cleveland Bar Association (May 1998)
  Employment Law:
  • “What’s New and What’s Next in Employment Law?,” Panel contributor, Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention (May 2010)
  • “Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation – Latest Developments,” Ohio Management Lawyers Association (November 2009)
  • “Labor and Employment Changes, Regulations and Legislation: New and Proposed,” Panel contributor, Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention (May 2009)
  • “What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law and the New I-9 form,” Ohio State Bar Association Advanced Employment Law Seminar (April 2009)
  • “Identifying, Prosecuting and Defending Employment Law Class Actions.” Ohio State Bar Association Advanced Employment Law Seminar (August 2006)
  • “FMLA Update 2004,” Council on Education and Management (October 2004)
  • “Wage and Hour Basics,” Council on Education and Management (August 2003)
  • “Practical Application of Employment Law in Ohio,” Sterling Educational Services (August 2003)
  • “Preparing for Future Employment Law Changes,” Council for Education and Management (June 2003)
  • “FMLA Update 2003,” Council on Education and Management (March 2003)
  • “FMLA Update 2002,” Council on Education and Management (October 2002)
  • “Avoiding Litigation Risks During Periods of Downsizing and Reductions in Force (RIF’s),” Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Personnel Law Update (September 2002)
  • “Termination Policies,” Ohio State Bar Association, CLE Institute (April 2001)
  • “How to Verify Medical Claims,” Center for Labor Management Development (January 2001)
  • “Handling Excessive Absenteeism,” Center for Labor-Management Development (January 2001)
  • “Public Sector Internal Investigation,” Council on Education and Management (June 2000)
  • “Mediating and Management Training Tool: Prevent Costly Harassment Claims by Correcting Common Management Mistakes,” Council on Education and Management (June 2000)
  • “FLSA Audit Preparation,” Cleveland State University (March 2000)
  • “Essential Steps for Lawful Termination: From Initial Decision Through Post-Termination Closure,” Council on Education in Management (February 2000)
 
Articles & Publications:
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
  • “Mediation Timing in Commercial and Employment Disputes,” CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN BAR JOURNAL, November 2012
  • Chapter author, “Implementing a Program of Employment Alternative Dispute Resolution Under the American Arbitration Association June 2009 Employment Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures,” CORPORATE COUNSEL’S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES, Thomson Reuters, December 2009
  • Chapter author, “A Detailed Look at ADR Program Construction,” chapter 6, INSIDE THE MINDS: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLIENT STRATEGIES, Aspatore Books, April 2007
  • “Implementing a Program of Employment Alternative Dispute Resolution Under the American Arbitration Association 2001 National Rules for the Resolution of Employment Dispute,” Business Laws, Inc., Thompson-Reuters, May 2004
  • “Employment Dispute Resolution Procedures (DRP),” EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNSELOR, April 2004
  • “Policy on Resolving Employment-Related Disputes,” EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNSELOR, April 2004
  • “Implementing a Program of Employment Alternative Dispute Resolution Under the American Arbitration Association 1999 National Rules for the Resolution of Employment Dispute,” Business Laws, Inc., January 2003, January 2002, November 2000, May 2000
  • “An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Primer,” COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT, December 2003
  • “Sample ADR Program and Arbitration Clause (Employment Context),”MODELS OF AGREEMENTS FOR CORPORATE COUNSEL, Business Laws, Inc., February 2002
  • “Complete ADR Program (as Agreement or Policy),” Business Laws, Inc., March 2002; March 2001
Substantive Law:
  • “Employer FMLA Survival Kit,” Thompson Reuters, for publication in 2012
  • “Last Chance Agreements,” The 2010 FMCS Arbitrator & Advocate Symposium, 2010
  • “Immigration Compliance Watch 2009,” BEST OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010
  • “Avoiding Misclassifications and Improper Salary Deductions for Exempt Employees Under the Revised FLSA White-Collar Exemption Regulations,” Chapter for Employment Law Update 2006, Council on Education in Management
  • “Avoiding a Failure to Properly Follow the Medical Certification and Recertification Process,” Chapter for FMLA Update 2005, Council on Education and Management
  • “Solutions to the Never-Ending FMLA Conundrums: Recent Legal Developments and Answers to Your Most Pressing Compliance Questions,” Chapter for FMLA Update 2005, Council on Education and Management
  • “Employer FMLA Survival Kit,” THE LAWYER’S BRIEF, July 2004
  • “The Coolidge Decision: What Employers Should Do Now,” CLEVELAND BAR JOURNAL, April 2004
  • “Employment Verification Presents Challenges in the Aftermath of 9-11,” Ohio State Bar Association, FINE PRINT, Fall 2002
  • “High Tech Discovery Issues,” BEST OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW: UPDATES, OVERVIEWS AND SOLUTIONS, Ohio CLE Institute, March 1999
  • “Fair Credit Reporting Act,” Business Laws, Inc., March 1998
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