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FHKAD’s Official Ribbon Cutting

Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht Downey's official ribbon cutting took place on October 5th!  Welcoming us to the City were New Albany's Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cherie Nelson, Council Member Matt Shull, and Mayor Sloan Spalding (pictured from left).  Partners Edward Kim, Dave Riepenhoff, Marc Fishel, Ben Albrecht, Dan Downey, and Frank Hatfield followed their warm welcome with the cutting of the ribbon!  We are thrilled to be in our new office space and proud to be part of the New Albany community!  (Click on "Read More" to view photo.)

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Understand duties, rights regarding sexual harassment

Originally published in the Cincinnati Business Courier, written by Marc Fishel In the wake of what seem like endless sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the polical arena, the media, the literary world and the hospitality industry, it can be daunting to open the newsfeed in the morning. Read the Full Article

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

FHKAD Named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht Downey LLP is proud to once again be named to the Best Law Firms List by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2018. FHKAD’s employment, labor and litigation practice areas achieved recognition. Firms included in The U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. In 2018, rankings were based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Supreme Court to Rule on Constitutionality of Union “Fair Share” Fees

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees, a case involving “fair share” agency fees paid by public sector employees who are not union members. Several states, including Ohio, allow a public employer whose employees were represented by a union to require those of its employees who did not join the union nevertheless to pay fees to it because they benefited from the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the employer. These fees are meant to finance collective bargaining negotiations over working conditions that benefit both union and non-union members. Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee, has asked the Court to overrule its prior decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977), which held that while public employees cannot be required [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Latest News, Newsletter|

Court Finds a Harassing Supervisor Was Not Really a “Supervisor” under Title VII

On October 3, 2017, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that for a supervisory relationship to exist in Title VII discrimination cases, therefore making the employer vicariously liable, the alleged supervisor must be “empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the victim.” The case is captioned Hylko v. Hemphill). In that case, the Plaintiff Hylko alleged his employer was liable because his supervisor harassed him. According to Hylko, his supervisor Hemphill began harassing him as soon as they started working together. Hemphill regularly asked Hylko about his sex life. These conversations made Hylko uncomfortable, but he went along because he believed that his "employment hinged on [Hemphill's] approval[.]" The harassment was also physical. Hemphill twice grabbed Hylko's buttocks, saying that Hylko had a "nice firm ass." Another time, Hemphill grabbed Hylko's penis in the elevator. [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Latest News, Newsletter|
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