Becca helps employers proactively manage their workforce issues to help them reduce their risk and improve the productivity of their workforce. She focuses her practice on defending and managing workers’ compensation claims, including allegations of violations of specific safety rules and permanent and total disability claims. She represents employers throughout Ohio before the Industrial Commission and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Her practice also includes arguing on behalf of employers with rating, classification, and premium issues before the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Adjudicating Committee and the Self-Insured Review Panel. In addition to her practice before administrative agencies, Becca represents employers in workers’ compensation appeals to Ohio state courts, including mandamus actions. Becca also represents management interests in employment litigation, including defense of claims involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and public policy violations as well as claims under employment statutes such as Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA, and many other local, state, and federal laws and regulations. She regularly advises employers regarding how workers’ compensation claims may implicate other laws and how to proceed. She also counsels employers on day-to-day workforce issues and their legal obligations to their employees, including how to maintain a safe work environment, handbook review, policy considerations, employee relations, unemployment compensation, and hiring and termination practices.
Practice areas include employment law - defense, workers' compensation, and litigation.