Mr. Hess focuses his practice on workplace health and safety advising employers on handling complex issues such as workplace injuries and exposures, safety compliance, OSHA citations, retaliation, grievances and employee discipline.
Mr. Hess has extensive administrative experience advocating before the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on a variety of matters such as general claims, medical reimbursement, self-insurance, rate assessments and coverage.
He has also counseled clients on workers’ compensation matters in other states and represents and counsels employers on compliance with employment-related laws.
Mr. Hess’ diverse experience encompasses a variety of employment-related issues including employee leaves, terminations, intentional tort and workers’ compensation.
He has represented an array of businesses nationwide including companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, construction, retail and services industries.
Mr. Hess has presented at training seminars for legal and HR representatives on issues involving workplace health and safety. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at the Columbus Claims Association.
Mr. Hess has also written and co-authored articles for Business First and workers’ compensation newsletters on issues of employee discharge and retaliation.