Hannah E. Caldwell
Hannah is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. She counsels employers on a broad range of labor and employment issues and protects their interests in litigation and administrative proceedings.
Hannah is experienced in matters involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, hiring and terminating employees, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She is highly-knowledgeable in matters arising under Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA. She also provides guidance to clients on preventative measures, including reviewing wage and hour practices and drafting company policies.
Hannah is also a community leader and member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. She provides volunteer legal services to pro bono clients on a variety of matters.
In law school, Hannah served as an extern at the EEOC in Washington D.C. where she instructed and assisted members of the public to file charges of discrimination and worked with trial attorneys to determine the litigation worthiness of such charges. Before joining the firm, Hannah studied at Ohio University where she was a co-captain of the school’s inaugural mock trial team.
- Conducting large scale public and private workplace investigations ensuring that business activities comply with applicable laws and regulations and identifying areas of improvement for internal business operations.
- Defending employers in a broad range of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge litigation in federal and state courts.
- Counseling employers on all aspects of employment law, including hiring issues, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, trade secrets and competition, and termination and disciplinary issues.
- Defending employers against charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state organizations.
- Designing and assisting in the implementation of handbooks and workplace policies, including those covering leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, medical exams, hiring protocol, social media, and severance.
- Drafting a variety of workplace agreements, including employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and separation and release agreements.
- "What the CDC’s Updated Guidance Means for Employers," Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, May 2021
- "Updates on FY 2022 H-1B Registration, the Selection Process and Required Wages," Thompson Hine Immigration Update, February 2021
- “OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, February 2021
- “New Rule Could Bring Substantial Changes to H-1B Program,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, January 2021
- “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Implications for Business,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, December 30, 2020
- “COVID-19 Relief Bill – The Impact on Employers and Employees,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, December 2020
- “Murphy’s Law – Literally,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, October 2020
- "Complying With NJ's New Workplace Virus Safety Protocols," Law360, November 3, 2020
- Thompson Hine Trade Secret Quarterly, Fall 2020
- “Best Practices for Critical Workers Traveling to and from “Hot Spot” States,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, July 16, 2020
- Co-Author, “How to Explain Causation Theories to the Court,” For the Defense, DRI Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, June 2020
- Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Thompson Hine, 2021
- Employment Benefits Legal Update, HR Collaborative, 2021
- Selected for Crain's Cleveland Business 20 In Their Twenties, 2022
- "Pro Bono Hero," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2021
- Practical Law, author and contributor (Ohio employment law topics)
- Honors Writing Fellow, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017-2018
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- OnBoard Cleveland, Cleveland Leadership Center, class of 2022
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, volunteer
- Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, volunteer attorney
- Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging's Young Professional Council, Governance Chair
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Mentoring Alumni Program, volunteer attorney
- The Arc of Greater Cleveland, former board member
November 03, 2020
How to Explain Causation Theories to the CourtFor the Defense
June 16, 2020