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Jaime U. Kolligian

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OSBA-Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law

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kolligianJaime has spent her entire legal career at Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s employment defense practice, including employment litigation, workers’ compensation and traditional labor.  In this role, Jaime regularly advises private and public sector employers on employee relations matters, including leave management issues concerning ADA and FMLA compliance. Jaime also assists employers in responding to administrative charges before the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA and other state administrative agencies and often represents employers at administrative hearings and in arbitrations.  She also works closely with employers during and prior to litigation to properly manage electronic discovery and forensic data investigations.

In addition, Jaime works with employers to update existing workplace policies and procedures, frequently presents on various HR topics through the firm's Rise & Learn series and conducts on-site employee and supervisory level training (e.g., sexual harassment, workplace conduct, and social media training). Jaime strives to keep employers apprised of key developments in federal and state labor and employment laws.

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

Jaime and her husband Scott have two young children, a son and a daughter.  While parenthood consumes much of their free time, Jaime and Scott still remain active in the Akron community and look forward to resuming their travel adventures together in the years ahead.  Jaime and Scott are dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and serving non-profit organizations.  Each year, Jaime and Scott organize a fundraising cornhole tournament to benefit children with special needs.

Education

  • Otterbein College, B.A., Business Administration, with honors, 2003
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., Labor & Employment Law Concentration, with honors, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Certified as a Specialist in Labor & Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Area YMCA Volunteer of the Year, 2017
  • ATHENA Akron Established Woman Leader, 2017
  • Women of Professional Excellence Award Recipient, 2016, 2017
  • 30 For the Future Award Nominee, Greater Akron Chamber, 2015; 2013
  • Member, Women's Network of Northeast Ohio, 2016
  • Member, Akron Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Section
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Section

Publications and Presentations

  • Municipal Employee Relations: New ADA, FMLA and FLSA Issues for Local Governments, Advanced Legal Issues Affecting Local Governments and Municipalities: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute, December, 2016
  • Bringing Clarity to the New "Salaried Exempt" Status: Lawful Steps to Compliance. Responses to Employees' Toughest Questions, KWW Annual Client Seminar, November, 2016
  • Navigating the EEO Classes: Who is Protected and Who is Not in 2016, KWW Annual Client Seminar, November, 2015
  • Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employee Risks, National Business Institute, November, 2015
  • Litigation Holds, Akron Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, January, 2014
  • Ohio Employment Law Basics, Akron Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law Section, April, 2013
  • Privacy & Social Media in the Workplace, Sterling Seminar, July, 2012; August, 2013
  • Social Media Policy Guidance and Application, Akron Area SHRM, May, 2012
  • Responding to EEOC & OCRC Charges of Discrimination, Lorman Seminar, February, 2012

Civic/Charitable Activities and Associations

  • Sponsorship Committee Chair, Cattle Baron's Ball, American Cancer Society, 2016-2017
  • Member, Women's Network of Northeast Ohio Curriculum Development Committee, 2016
  • Torchbearers Alumna Member, 2017
  • Communications Committee Co-Chair, Torchbearers, 2013
  • Event Co-Chair, Charity Cornhole Tournament, Benefiting Children with Special Needs, 2010-Present
  • Member, Summit County Volunteer Leadership Council, American Cancer Society, 2011-2014
  • Income Development Officer, Summit County Volunteer Leadership Council, American Cancer Society, 2012-2014
  • Sponsorship Committee Chair, Cattle Baron’s Ball, American Cancer Society, 2010-2012
  • Sponsorship Committee, Heart Ball, American Heart Association, 2009-2010