Michael C. Griffaton

Of Counsel
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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8374
Fax 614.719.5020
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Mike is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment and government relations practice groups. He has significant experience with wage and hour law, noncompetition, discrimination, wrongful discharge, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act), affirmative action, and prevailing wage.  In his practice, Mike advises Ohio and national employers on policy development, personnel matters, and litigation avoidance and represents them before government agencies and the courts and through alternative dispute resolution.  He also advises clients on legislative advocacy and strategizes, drafts, and analyzes state and federal legislation.

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Mike has spoken at numerous seminars on many topics, including wage-hour compliance, marijuana in the workplace, discrimination, social media, and legislative developments.  He has also testified before the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Senate, and the Ohio Ballot Board.  Mike also keeps clients apprised of legal and legislative issues through regular e-alerts, articles and blogs.

Mike received his J.D. magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he was the executive notes editor of the Case Western Law Review and the recipient of the Theodore Sindell Prize for the Best Essay in Tort Law and the American Jurisprudence Award for research and writing.  He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

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