COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) April 06, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Sara Jodka has joined the firm’s Columbus office as Of Counsel. She joins the firm from McDonald Hopkins.
Ms. Jodka dedicates her practice to working with employers to anticipate, identify, and resolve labor and employment-related compliance issues and litigation risks in today’s ever-evolving workplace. She devotes a significant part of her practice to proactively counseling employers in litigation prevention and overall compliance with state, federal, and administrative laws and regulations, which includes reviewing and revising employee handbooks and policies; counseling management regarding termination decisions; performing exempt-status classification audits; and training employees on key employment policies and issues, including those related to leave, privacy, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, social media, the digital workplace, and others. She routinely defends employers, in both state and federal court, arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and comparable state laws. Ms. Jodka also regularly handles charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its state equivalents, OSHA, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
As for the ever-evolving workplace, that includes data privacy, cybersecurity, social media, bring your own device, and other technology-related issues. Ms. Jodka has been at the forefront of these emerging areas and regularly advises clients on social media, cyber smearing, workplace privacy, and the management, extraction, and authentication of electronically-stored information, including social media and other digital evidence. Her work in these areas has been prolific; she has authored blogs and presented numerous seminars on these issues. Ms. Jodka has been featured on NBC 4; LexBlogTV; Columbus Business First; and in various other media publications for her work in these areas.
Ms. Jodka is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association; the Columbus Bar Association; the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, where she chairs its Employee Relations Special Interest Group; the International Association of Privacy Professionals; among others. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for OhioDance and a volunteer with the Salvation Army’s Rescue and Restore Coalition, which works to stop human trafficking. Ms. Jodka has been recognized as a leader in her field by Ohio Super Lawyers. She received her B.A. from The Ohio State University and her J.D. from Capital University Law School where she graduated with honors.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.