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Labor & Employment

Since the firm was founded in 1936, Bugbee & Conkle has represented employers throughout Ohio in all aspects of employment matters.

Bugbee & Conkle represents employers in matters involving allegations of employment discrimination because of race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veterans’ status and age. Our attorneys counsel clients in these areas and defend discrimination claims before state and local fair employment practice agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal agencies. Bugbee & Conkle also defends employers in such employment cases in state and federal courts. Our attorneys have a history of successful results with summary judgments and jury trials in this area of the law.

In the area of wrongful discharge, Bugbee & Conkle represents clients in planning for terminations and downsizing, as well as litigating the cases that arise from such personnel actions. Review and update of Employee Handbooks and other employee polices is an essential aspect of this part of Bugbee & Conkle’s practice. With regard to employee terminations, Bugbee & Conkle represents clients in disputes before various state unemployment compensation agencies.

Our attorneys counsel employers on a variety of employment concerns, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which encompasses supervisor training and facility accessibility. Additionally, Bugbee & Conkle defends employers against disability discrimination claims in both federal and state courts.

Bugbee & Conkle also represents management concerning union organizing campaigns and labor relations matters. Bugbee & Conkle’s attorneys negotiate collective bargaining agreements and litigate labor and employment disputes, including grievance and arbitration matters, before arbitrators and courts. Organizing campaigns, strikes, picketing and union boycotts involve Bugbee & Conkle in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and various state and federal courts. The lawyers at Bugbee & Conkle are qualified and experienced in representing employers in all types of National Labor Relations Act proceedings, defending unfair labor practice charges, and representing employers in any area of union conflict.

Bugbee & Conkle represents clients before the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Occupational and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). Bugbee & Conkle’s work involves trials before administrative law judges regarding contested Citations, proposed penalties and abatement dates.

Bugbee & Conkle has successfully represented numerous clients in appeals to state and federal appellate courts. These involve appeals from decisions of the National Labor Relations Board to U.S. Courts of Appeals, as well as decisions of state and federal trial courts to the courts of appeals in those jurisdictions.

 

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