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Elizabeth A. "Liz" Crosby

1400 Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Avenue East Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Firm: Buckley King
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Buckley King

Years In Practice

Phone Number (216) 363-1400

As the dynamics and challenges of labor and employment matters increase, employers benefit from Liz's dual specializations in Labor & Employment Law and in Workers' Compensation Law.  She counsels employers and management in every aspect of employment law, including termination, handbook preparation, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour compliance, intentional tort, restrictive covenants, harassment, training and investigation, record-keeping compliance, drug-free workplace, Davis-Bacon compliance, OSHA, Medicare Set-Asides, labor grievances, as well as FMLA and ADA compliance matters.

Liz is also responsible for the oversight and management of workers' compensation matters on behalf of employers. She handles administrative hearings involving compensability, disability, occupational disease, wage issues, VSSRs, and permanent total disability.  She also advises employers in non-compliance resolution and reinstatement of coverage.  Being the first woman attorney in Ohio to distinguish herself with dual specialization certifications, Liz's passion for providing clients the best possible solutions in labor and employment matters is evident.  She is a speaker on workplace conduct and regularly authors articles for the business and legal community on compliance with state and federal workplace requirements.

  • Assisted large municipality for over ten years with workplace compliance issues affecting over 35 separate labor unions, including counseling labor relations managers with disciplinary procedures that would avoid grievance and unfair labor practice charges.
  • Counseled various large manufacturing facilities on CBA compliance and recommendations for contract negotiations.
  • Regularly conducts on-site HR audits for record-keeping compliance, property form utilization, postings and policies.
  • Successfully settled multiple long-term workers’ compensation matters with Medicare protection issues and establishment of WCMSAs and structured payouts.
  • Successfully defended Ohio plastics manufacturer in allegations of workplace safety violations.
  • Assisted Ohio manufacturing facility with renegotiation of its labor contract, resulting in a five year contract and dismissal of pending unfair labor practices against company.
  • Prepared Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of non-profit organization concerning the rebuttable presumption in workers' compensation matters.
  • Regularly conducts on-site harassment training and other workshops relating to management compliance.
  • Assisted local foundry in compliance with WARN resulting from mass lay-offs.
  • Successfully eliminated OSHA fines and citations assessed against a concrete company involving safety gears on a mixer.
  • Mediated numerous employment disputes before the EEOC, in connection with litigation and with private mediators.
  • Defended multiple employers on both sides of non-compete agreements.
  • Represented clients in investigations involving wage and hour disputes.
  • Defended clients before the NLRB on unfair labor practices charges.
  • Handled well in excess of 5,000 workers’ compensation hearings including VSSR, handicap reimbursement, rate challenges, fraud, permanent total disability, and occupational exposure.
  • Handled innumerable unemployment compensation hearings, through common pleas court.
  • Prepared numerous employment agreements including nondisclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation and severance.
  • Audited multiple handbooks and record keeping policies and practices for employers.
What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Labor & Employment Law
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland - Super Lawyers
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio - Super Lawyers
  • Top Rated Lawyers - Labor & Employment Law
  • Women in the Law - Labor & Employment Law (Best Lawyers)
Cleveland State University, J.D.
University of Akron, B.A.
Contact Details and Office Locations
1400 Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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