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.  Mike has 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, background checks, and the drafting of employee handbooks. Mike has presented seminars on a variety of topics, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, harassment and discrimination, and how to conduct an employment audit.  Mike’s practice focuses in particular on assisting multi-state employers navigate the complexities of and interactions between federal, state, and local laws, particularly in areas such as wage-hour compliance, background checks, and leaves of absence.

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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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