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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 and workforce management.  In this role, Jaime takes a practical approach in advising private and public sector employers on day-to-day employee relations matters, including terminations and leave management issues concerning ADA and FMLA compliance. Jaime also conducts workplace investigations and assists employers in responding to administrative charges before the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA and other state administrative agencies. 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 that make sense for the organization, frequently presents on various HR topics through the firm's Rise & Learn series and conducts on-site employee and supervisory level training (e.g., leave management, sexual harassment, workplace conduct, and social media training). Jaime values her role in helping employers make tough decisions that affect their workforces and keeping employers up-to-date on key developments in federal, state and local labor and employment laws.

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

Jaime and her husband Scott have two young children. While parenthood consumes much of their free time, Jaime and Scott love to travel and remain active in the Akron community and serve many local non-profit organizations. Jaime is dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and mentoring young lawyers.

Education

  • Otterbein University, B.A., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 2003
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., cum laude, 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 and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • ATHENA Akron Established Woman Leader, 2017
  • 30 For the Future Award Recipient, Greater Akron Chamber, 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation District 11 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, 2017
  • Akron Area YMCA Volunteer of the Year, 2017
  • Women of Professional Excellence Award Recipient, 2016, 2017
  • Member, Women's Network of Northeast Ohio, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, United Disability Services, 2018
  • Cleveland Advisory Board Member, Ohio Diversity Council, 2018
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Akron Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section

Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation on Emotional Intelligence, Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference, October 2017
  • FMLA: Back to Basics and Beyond, Rise & Learn, January 2017
  • 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

Civic/Charitable Activities and Associations

  • Event Co-Chair, Charity Cornhole Tournament, Benefiting Children with Special Needs, 2010-17
  • Sponsorship Committee Chair, Cattle Baron's Ball, American Cancer Society, 2012-14, 2016-17
  • Torchbearers Alumna Member, 2017
  • Communications Committee Co-Chair, Torchbearers, 2013
  • Member, Summit County Volunteer Leadership Council, American Cancer Society, 2011-14
  • Income Development Officer, Summit County Volunteer Leadership Council, American Cancer Society, 2012-14
  • Sponsorship Committee, Heart Ball, American Heart Association, 2009-10