Matthew R. Kissling
Matt is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group. He focuses his practice on litigating and counseling management clients on a broad range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. His experience includes representing employers before state and federal administrative agencies in cases under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA and the Ohio Civil Rights Act.
In addition, Matt frequently advises federal contractors on fulfilling their affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. He also defends contractors during affirmative action compliance audits from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Matt was an Attorney Advisor to The Honorable Alice M. Craft of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, where he handled matters involving whistleblower complaints, wage and hour disputes, and workers compensation claims arising under a number of federal laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Defense Base Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- “Locked and Loaded: State Law Expansions of the Right to Bear Arms and What They Mean for Your Workplace Safety Policies,” Thompson Hine The Law@Work Newsletter, Spring 2017
- “OMB Renews OFCCP Mandatory Disability Self-Identification Form,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, February 2017
- “Texas Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule,” Thompson Hine Government Contracts Update, October 2016
- “Effective Dates Approaching for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule Implementation,” Thompson Hine Government Contracts Update, October 2016
- “Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Requiring Government Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, October 2016
- “Are You Covered? Navigating the Illusive Definition and Ever-Expanding Consequences of Coverage as a ‘Government Subcontractor,’” Thompson Hine The Law@Work Newsletter, Summer 2016
- “Putting Health & Families First: Executive Order 13706 & What it Means for Government Contractors,” Thompson Hine The Law@Work Newsletter, Spring 2016
- “OFCCP Issues Final Rule on Pay Transparency for Government Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, September 2015
- “OFCCP Issues New Proposed Antiretaliation Regulations for Government Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, October 2014
- “Government Contractors Face Additional Equal Pay Obligations,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, April 2014
- “Minimum Wage to Increase for Certain Federal Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, March 2014
- “OFCCP Releases New Self-Identification Form for Federal Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, January 2014
- "A Sure and Expedited Resolution of Disputes: The Federal Arbitration Act and the One-Year Requirement for Summary Confirmation of Arbitration Awards," 60 CASE W. RES. L. REV. 889, 2010
- Littler Mendelson Labor Law Award
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law Leadership Award
- Don M. Larrabee Prize for the Best Thesis on History
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Alpha Chapter House Corporation of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Inc., board member