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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

Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers Award Badge

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, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

May 23, 2018
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Patrick Peters Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's Recent Arbitration Ruling

May 23, 2018

Patrick Peters discusses the US Supreme Court's ruling on workplace arbitration contracts and its impact on class action lawsuits in "Supreme Court & Workers Rights; Mental Illness Comedy & Start-Up Kid," published by 90.3 WPCN Radio. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 14, 2017
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Patrick Peters Discusses the Legal Recourse Available to Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims

December 14, 2017

Patrick Peters discusses the legal process of victims pursuing workplace sexual harassment claims in "The Sound of Ideas: Sexual Harassment Law," published by 90.3 WPCN Radio. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 6, 2018

Labor Department Independent Contractors Guidance Targets Home Care, Nursing, Caregiver Registries

August 6, 2018

In its first substantive guidance on independent contractors, the Trump Administration has targeted misclassification in the healthcare industry. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-4 (“Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver”) on July 13, 2018, to provide... Read More

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

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