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Travis N. Teare

Associate

Overview

Travis focuses his practice on the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has represented management in front of various state and federal administrative agencies, as well as state and federal court. Travis advises and counsels management on topics including leave management, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Travis further provides training to clients on a variety of issues including the interaction between the ADA and FMLA, sexual harassment, and workplace conduct. He has experience in litigation and public sector bargaining. Travis has worked for the State of Ohio’s Office of Collective Bargaining where he responded to unfair labor practice charges and assisted in grievance step hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.

Practices

    • Advocated for management in labor arbitration proceedings regarding maintenance of the status quo as it relates to insurance benefits.
    • Drafted various employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and separation agreements.
    • Negotiated a contract with fire and police departments through fact-finding avoiding conciliation.
    • Obtained dismissal of employment-discrimination charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
    • Represented management before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in dispute regarding, among other things, employee misconduct.
    • Successfully represented management in claims for unemployment compensation.
    • Successfully represented a University in federal court for claims of wrongfully withheld union dues under Janus, and obtained indemnification money from the Union.
  • Education

    • The Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law, J.D., 2018
    • Adrian College, B.A. cum laude, Marketing, 2014 

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio 
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution—Managing Editor (2017-2018)
    • CALI Award-Excellence for Business Associations—The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law (2016)
    • "Employer Issues," Construction Employers Association (CEA) COVID-19: What Contractors Should Know Webinar (March 2020)