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Patrick O. Peters

Principal
Cleveland

P 216-750-4338
F 216-750-0826
Patrick.Peters@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Patrick O. Peters is a Principal in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He maintains an active, diverse, management-side employment law practice covering the full spectrum of the employment relationship.

Mr. Peters counsels clients in the healthcare, retail, contingent staffing, and hospitality industries, among others, on hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions; negotiates executive employment agreements; and drafts and reviews employee policy manuals for compliance with state and federal law. A significant portion of Mr. Peters’ practice is devoted to employment litigation. He defends employers before state and federal administrative agencies and in courts throughout the United States in claims involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and state and federal wage and hour and leave of absence laws. Mr. Peters’ litigation practice also includes representing employers in actions to enforce mandatory alternative dispute resolution agreements and related proceedings, prosecuting and defending trade secret and non-compete matters, and representing employer-sponsored benefit plans and their fiduciaries in ERISA litigation.

Mr. Peters currently represents multinational corporate clients in the diversified manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, marketing, transportation, and consulting industries, among others, on all aspects of U.S. immigration, including permanent residence, nonimmigrant visas and citizenship. His practice includes providing strategic counsel to sponsoring employers on both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Mr. Peters also advises employers on their I-9 and E-Verify obligations, assists employers with audits, and represents employers in proceedings before the federal courts, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.

Mr. Peters also conducts immigration and labor and employment-related due diligence in corporate transactions.

Honors and Recognitions

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Published Works

  • “Local, State and Federal Governments Consider LGBT Workplace Rights,” Ohio State Bar Association (December 2016) [Author]
  • “Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Ohio,” Practical Law (October 2016) [Author]
  • “Employers Must Address Transgender Workplace Issues,” Fine Print, Is. 66 (Winter 2016) [Author]
  • “Transgender Issues in the Workplace: What You Should Know,” Ohio State Bar Association (September 2016) [Author]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

June 18, 2017
The Morning Journal

Patrick Peters Discusses LGBTQ Rights in Ohio

June 18, 2017

Patrick Peters discusses the landscape of LBGTQ rights in Ohio in "Law You Can Use: What to know about LGBTQ rights in Ohio," published by The Morning Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 7, 2017
Practical Law

Patrick Peters Authors "Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Ohio"

June 7, 2017

Patrick Peters authors "Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Ohio," published by Practical Law. Read More

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February 28, 2017

Ohio Legislature Proposes Major Reform of Ohio Employment Discrimination Law

February 28, 2017

The Ohio employment discrimination statute may be in for substantial changes. A bill aimed at comprehensive reform of Ohio’s employment discrimination statute (R.C. § 4112) has been introduced Ohio Legislature. Key provisions in House Bill 2 would amend R.C. § 4112 to: Eliminate individual liability for supervisors and managers... Read More

October 12, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 22, October 2016

October 12, 2016

Supreme Court Tied on Expansion of Obama Deferred Deportation Orders The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s plans to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent... Read More

July 26, 2016

Proof of Workplace Injury Not Required for Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim in Ohio

July 26, 2016

Proof of a workplace injury is not required to state a prima facie claim of retaliatory discharge under Ohio’s workers’ compensation statute, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, resolving a split among the Ohio Courts of Appeal. Onderko v. Sierra Lobo, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5027 (July 21, 2016). Background The... Read More

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