Paul Bittner is a partner and vice chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group. He has been practicing law since 1993 with an emphasis on labor and employment law and has extensive experience representing employers.
Paul has represented both public and private sector employers in union negotiations, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, representation elections, and other related matters in front of the National Labor Relations Board and state agencies. Paul is a member of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute, providing counsel to employers on all aspects of wage and hour compliance. He has tried both individual and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Paul is a frequent lecturer on a variety of employment law topics including traditional labor law, ADA, FMLA, wage and hour and sexual harassment. He has successfully represented employers in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Paul regularly counsels employers on union relations and union avoidance, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) , Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other wage and hour laws, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Paul has also defended employers in various employment law claims pursuant to employment practice liability insurance policies.
Notable clients include:
Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Rural Metro Corporation
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
City of Dublin, Ohio
City of Grove City, Ohio