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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 in the power management, manufacturing, insurance, contingent staffing, financial services, transportation and logistics, building materials, construction, technology, and retail industries, among others.  He advises clients on hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination decisions; negotiates executive employment agreements; drafts and reviews employee policy manuals for compliance with state and federal law; and manages multi-state employment law compliance projects.  Mr. Peters 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.  His 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.

In addition to his first chair trial work and counseling practice, Mr. Peters leverages his years of management-side employment law experience into a growing specialty practice focused on helping national employers who rank among the largest companies in the world.  He works to build programs and processes to create a smooth flow of litigation and project management, and prides himself on finding creative compliance, traditional labor, and employment law solutions to meet important business needs.

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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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October 15, 2019
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Patrick Peters and Doriyon Glass Author “How State Civil Rights Mandates May Affect Workplace Practices”

October 15, 2019

Patrick Peters and Doriyon Glass author “How State Civil Rights Mandates May Affect Workplace Practices,” published by PEO Insider. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

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

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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

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Labor Department Independent Contractors Guidance Targets Home Care, Nursing, Caregiver Registries
August 9, 2018

In its first substantive guidance on independent contractors, the Trump Administration has targeted misclassification in the healthcare industry. Read More

Staffing Firms Benefit from Sixth Circuit Administrative Exemption Ruling
November 27, 2017

Staffing firms may have something extra to be thankful for this holiday season:  Finding that certain account managers exercised discretion and independent judgment when matching candidates with temporary positions, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that these temporary staffing firm employees fell within the FLSA’s adminis Read More