Michael F. O'Brien

Senior Attorney
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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8362
Fax 614.719.4890

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Mike is a senior attorney in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment practice group.  He has defended several employers in national and multi-state collective and class actions under federal and state wage-hour laws.  Mr. O’Brien has also defended employers in federal and state courts in a broad range of employment-related lawsuits, including Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the American with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  He counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including federal and state employment laws, discharge and discipline of employees, layoffs, employment contracts, and the drafting of employee handbooks.

His notable experience includes:

Mike has presented seminars regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, employment discrimination and how to conduct an employment audit.

Mike received his J.D. magna cum laude from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he was a research editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.  He received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and was awarded a National Merit Scholarship.

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