David T. Andrews

David Andrews is Of Counsel in Day Ketterer’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Groups. Dave has represented and defended employers throughout Ohio for more than 20 years.

He serves as a trusted advisor to employers in day-to-day discipline and discharge matters including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and equal employment opportunity laws. Dave works proactively with employers and their human resources departments and managers to ensure that the company has lawful and effective workplace policies and is in compliance with wage and hour and prevailing wage laws. In addition, he drafts severance agreements, non-competes, and other employment contracts and represents employers if enforcement of these contracts becomes necessary.

When litigation does arise Dave vigorously defends employers in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and before enforcement agencies including the EEOC, OCRC, and OHSA. He has successfully defended employers in the full range of workplace claims, including workplace harassment, and race, age, gender, disability, and religious discrimination.

Prior to joining Day Ketterer, Dave was a founding member of Andrews & Wyatt, a successful boutique labor, employment, and workers’ compensation firm in Hudson, Ohio. Dave resides in Twinsburg with his wife, Carrie, and their son, Matt.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 8 v. Vaughn Industries, Inc (2007), 116 Ohio St. 3d 335. oral argument to the Court  available at http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=119808
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 8 v. Vaughn Industries, Inc. (2004), 156 Ohio App.3d 644 Judgment for non-union employer on prevailing wage claims brought by union
  • Klinar v. Ohio Extended Care (9th Dist. 2000), 2000 WL 799103 Summary judgment for employer on common law employment claims
  • McDannald v. Fry & Assoc., Inc. (12th Dist. 2008), 2008 WL 3823696 summary judgment for employer in retaliation matter
  • McQuain v. Ebner Furnaces, 55 F.Supp.2d 763 (N.D. Ohio 1999) summary judgment for employer on issue of first impression under FMLA
  • Willis v. Integrity Realty Group, LLC, Case No. 1:10-cv-1094 (N.D. Ohio 2012) jury trial to defense verdict in religious discrimination case

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • It's High Time to Revisit Your Drug Policy, Solon HR Legal Update, Solon, Ohio, October 2015
  • Is Your Handbook a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?, Putting New Law Into Practice, an Employment Law Update, Uniontown, Ohio, October 2015
  • Proactive Legal Solutions for Auto Dealers, Uniontown, Ohio, September 2015
  • Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, Winning: Successful Strategies for Managing the Toughest Workers' Compensation and Employment Claims Seminar, Canton, Ohio, May 2015
  • Is Your Wellness Plan  a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen, Loman Education Services National Webinar, Online, February 2015
  • Virtual Work Can Work, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2014
  • How are Prevailing Wages Enforced, Lorman Education Services, Independence, OH, December 2013
  • Andrews & Wyatt Employment Law & Workers’ Compensation Update, Independence, OH, October 2013
  • Protecting Yourself from a Bad Hire, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon OH, September 2013
  • Controlling Unemployment Rates, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, April 2007, June 2008, June 2009, May 2012, May 2013
  • Social Media Legal Update, John Carroll University Guest Lecturer, May 2012 and May 2013
  • The Aging Workforce, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2013
  • Legal Issues in Hiring, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, August 2012
  • Andrews & Wyatt Employment Law & Workers’ Compensation Update, Independence, OH, October 2012
  • Wage Hour Compliance, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, September 2007, May 2009, May 2012
  •  When the Troops Come Marching Home – Legal Obligations to Veterans, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2012
  • How Not to Get Sued, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2012
  •  Wage Hour Compliance, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, September 2007, May 2009, May 2012
  • Handling Discipline, Counseling and Termination, Lorman Education Services, February 2012
  • Andrews & Wyatt Employment Law & Workers’ Compensation Update, Independence, OH, October 2011
  • Getting “Clocked” and “Punched” by the FLSA, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, September 2011
  • Social Media Revolution, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2011
  • Accommodating Mental Disabilities, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2011
  • Health Care Reform Update, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2010
  • Plugging the Dam - Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave under the FMLA, Lorman Education Services, January 2009
  • HR In Tough Economic Times, Solon Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable, Solon, OH, May 2009
  • Avoiding Legal Issues when Downsizing, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, April 2007, May 2008

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Twinsburg City School District, Board Member, 2005 - 2013
  • Solon Chamber of Commerce, Member, past Chair of the Board of Directors, 2005

COURTS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor,1993
  • Ohio University, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

To contact Dave please e-mail him at dandrews@dayketterer.com or call him at 330.680.3110.