Steve Loewengart is an employment law veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Before joining Fisher Phillips he led the safety and health practice at another large firm. Steve represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment legal matters and serves a broad range of clients. He is a member of the Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections of the American Bar Association (ABA); Ohio State Bar Association’s Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Committees; Columbus Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation Law and Professionalism Committees; and the Central Ohio Self Insurers Association. Steve is the Regional Managing Partner of the firm’s Columbus office. He represents corporations on matters involving public policy torts, occupational disease, disability claims, wrongful discharge, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and compliance, retaliation, non-compete/trade secrets theft litigation, grievances, unfair labor practice charges and regulatory compliance. His practice also includes workers’ compensation in the toxic tort/occupational litigation area. Steve has a general litigation background including asbestos, construction equipment, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage and other matters in federal and state courts across the country. Steve was integrally involved in the drafting and testimony in support of Amended House Bill 103: Employment Intentional Tort and other labor-related legislation, and frequently serves as amicus counsel on employment cases having impact on management interests. He is a frequent speaker for the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Lorman Continuing Education Seminars, Council on Education in Management and other organizations on workers’ compensation and other employment issues. He has also written and co-written numerous articles for ABA publications, Business First, Corporate Counsel News, Ohio Chamber of Commerce publications and other journals on related subjects including managed medical care. Steve has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is also "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Provided testimony to the House Civil Justice Committee in support of HB 352 and shared with the committee why returning legislative control to the definition of an employer is needed. As the witnesses before Steve stated, HB 352 makes reasonable and prudent cost-effective reforms to Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws in order to bring Ohio in line with federal law and the workplace anti-discrimination laws of other states. In HB 352, the definition of employer is amended to clarify that supervisors, managers, or other employees are not considered an employer for purposes of Ohio’s workplace anti-discrimination laws. Read the full testimony. Recognized as Top Lawyers in Columbus 2020 Professional Activities
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