Brian helps companies effectively manage their full range of workforce issues. He helps employers reduce their potential liability, risk and costs by providing preventative advice and counsel regarding day-to-day workplace issues. In addition, as editor of the firm’s employment law blog — Employer Law Report — Brian is constantly reviewing recent cases, legislation, and other employment law developments and helping our clients understand how these changes may impact their organizations. More information and updates can be found on his Twitter feed @BrianDHallEsq, including employment law news, resources and views.
When employment-related disputes escalate to litigation, Brian represents management interests in employment and workers’ compensation matters in both union and non-union environments. In fact, he devotes a majority of his practice to defending employers in litigation involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, allegations related to workplace injuries and occupational diseases (including employment intentional tort litigation), as well as claims arising under ERISA. Brian also has significant experience advising employers and litigating the enforcement of rights and obligations under non-compete agreements and laws relating to misappropriation of trade secrets.
As a Certified Specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, Brian helps both state-funded and self-insured employers manage their workers’ compensation programs and defend against individual claims. Viewing workers’ compensation from a general employment law perspective, he helps employers understand how their approach to workers’ compensation is impacted by federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and ERISA and state law concepts addressing workers’ compensation retaliation and employment intentional tort.
Brian is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s leading association of privacy and security professionals. Brian regularly advises employers concerning workplace privacy matters, including medical privacy issues raised by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), maintaining the privacy and security of human resources data, and privacy issues raised by communication, internet, social media, location and other technologies.
Brian is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer® in 2004 and 2005 for Workers’ Compensation, and 2010 - 2014 for Employment Law and Workers' Compensation Law.