Briefing Room

employment and labor law


Alumna thrives in labor and employment practice with specialty in natural gas

Traci Martinez’ ’08 drive and enthusiasm for her work at Squire Patton Boggs have made her an indispensable part of the litigation team. Coupled with her innate ability to develop new business, it’s easy to see why she had one of the fastest rises to partner in firm history.

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Exit Interview: Janay Stevens ’13 discusses future plans

When Janay Stevens ’13 packed her bags and left the alpine slopes and crystal clear lakes of Reno, Nev. three years ago, she did more than relocate for law school. She found herself a new home. “I am an only […]

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Alumna adjusts to civilian practice

After serving 11 years as an active duty Marine Corps officer, Melissa Palmisciano ’05 is happy with her decision to transition to civilian life.

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Chamallas given Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Martha Chamallas, the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law, has received The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

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Courts redefining expectation of privacy in workplace

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that workers can expect a degree of privacy in their private offices. For example, employers generally have to respect boundaries when it comes to physical space, such as not rifling through an […]

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Mascaro Negotiates Labor Deals for Happiest Place on Earth

While a score of her classmates are probably settled at law firms, Briana Seagriff Mascaro ’10 opted to work somewhere that has more flying carpets and mice than an ordinary office.

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Moritz Alumna Successful on All Sides of Employment Law

When Valerie Sharpe ’97 first thought she wanted to become a lawyer, she was under some unusual circumstances.

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Professor Brudney Appointed to ILO Committee of Experts

Professor James J. Brudney was recently appointed to the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations for the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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Technology adds new questions regarding employee supervision

As the Internet and other technologies continue to advance, employers have more and more tools to monitor employees and research prospective employees. Whether reviewing online profiles or monitoring employees’ computer keystrokes, employers will face some tough decisions on what is […]

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Prof. Chamallas cited extensively in landmark ruling

Professor Martha Chamallas was recently cited extensively in an unprecedented ruling that rejects the use of race as a determining factor for the amount of damages awarded in tort litigation. Chamallas, who is the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law […]

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Professor Chamallas testifies at U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee oversight hearing

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Martha Chamallas testified Thursday, June 28, 2007, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee of the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Chamallas, a leading scholar in […]

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