Office of Priscilla Hapner 

Out & About:

News and Speaking Engagements

Identified as one of Central Ohio's "Top Lawyers" by Columbus CEO Magazine (2009 - 14, 2016-20).

Mentioned in Garden of Hope article in The Columbus Dispatch on June 25, 2013.

Mentioned in Victory Gardens Grow With Pride editorial by  The Columbus Dispatch on June 28, 2013.


Selected Speaking Engagements

"Employment Law Update and Other Employment Laws," National Business Institute, October 15, 2020.

"Employment Law Update and Hiring & Recruiting," Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now, National Business Institute, February 12, 2020.

"Workplace Investigations and Confidentiality," OSBA Basics of Labor and Employment Law, May 14, 2019.

"Internal Investigations: Attorney-Client Privilege: How is Preserved or Refuted?" National  Business Institute, November 8, 2018 

"Navigating the Tricky Intersection of the ADA, FMLA, workers compensation and paid leave," Columbus Bar Association, September 5, 2018

"Performance Appraisal Fundamentals To Stay Out of Hot Water," National Business Institute, July 18, 2018

"What's New in Employment Law in 2018," South Central Human Resources Council, January 16, 2018

 "Ohio Employment Law Update," Lorman Educational Services webinar, September 25, 2015.

 "Wage and Hour Basics," OSBA Basics of Employment Law CLE, April 2, 2015.

"Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act," Lorman Educational Services, March 27, 2013 and 2014. 

"Workplace Investigations in Ohio," Lorman Educational Services, May 16, 2014.  

“Investigations of Current and Prospective Employees, Lorman Educational Services, December 2012-14, July 2010, October 2007-08, and January 2005.

"Employment Law Update: Things That Go Bump in the Night," Ohio Society of CPAs, May 23, 2012.

"The Do's and Don'ts of Nonprofit Personnel Management," Hands On Central Ohio, April 11, 2012.

"Highlights and Lowlights of Senate Bill 5,"  Hillsboro Rotary Club, May 17, 2011. 

“Managing FMLA Absences,” CareWorks and Jewish Family Services, May 11, 2010.    

"Employment Law Update, “ Ohio Society of CPAs,  May 8, 2008; October 26, 2007; September 21, 2011; and May 16, 2012; South Central Ohio Human Resources Council, March 15, 2007; February 21, 2008; March 18, 2010, September 13, 2011; August 23, 2012; March 17, 2015; March 3, 2016, April 9, 2019; Financial Executives Institute, December 4, 2006 and December 12, 2007.
“Regulatory Update of Employment Law Under the New  Obama Administration,” Columbus Bar Association CLE Seminar, June 10, 2009.

"The ADA Amendments Act and Medical Exams," Columbus Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, December 3, 2008. 

“Documenting Disciplinary Actions,” UWCO Management Retreat Series, October 6 and 14, 2008.  

“Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of Trouble,” Lorman Educational Services, Columbus, Ohio, June 10, 2008.  

"Lovers, Liars & Losers," Central Ohio HR Network, February 27, 2008; Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, August 14, 2007.  

“Intermittent Leave under the FMLA,” Columbus Bar Association, September 5, 2007.   

“Advanced Workplace Investigations,” Lorman Educational Services, February 3, 2006. 

“Overview of Federal and State Record Retention Requirements,” Lorman Educational Services, June 2004, June 2005, July 2006; Columbus Bar Association CLE, March 20, 2007.

“The New FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations,” Human Resources Retirement Community Association, May 2004; Columbus Bar Association, May 2004; Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, August 2004; Hillsboro Rotary Club, September 2004. 

“Alternative Dispute Resolution Policies,” Ohio CLE Institute, June 1999. 

"When Employees Must Be Terminated," UWCO Supervising Employees 101 -- Management Retreat Series, October 6 and 27, 2008; Ohio Society of Human Resources Management, April 24, 2007.