Overview

As a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team, Becky Melchiorre is responsible for handling charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, specializing in handling administrative agency charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, she defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

In addition, Becky engages in strategic settlement discussions, either through formal mediation processes or informal discussions with mediators, investigators or counsel. Where appropriate, she prepares witnesses for fact finding conferences and represents clients during on-site agency investigations.

Becky has represented employers throughout her legal career, both as in-house and outside employment counsel. Prior to joining Littler as a FTA, Becky worked in-house as litigation and employment law counsel for a leading national specialty retailer. Prior to that, she was an associate at Littler. Becky’s areas of focus have included, among others:

  • Hiring, performance management and terminations
  • Leaves of absence and disability accommodations
  • Background checks and criminal history
  • Business restructuring
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Legal risk and early case assessments
  • Litigation avoidance, defense and resolution
  • Employment-related training
  • Policies, procedures and handbooks

She also has extensive experience responding to charges filed with federal and state administrative agencies. In law school, Becky was a member of the Moot Court Board. She was also a judicial extern to S. Arthur Spiegel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

 

News, Analysis & Press

Contributing Author, The Obama Era: Anticipated Labor and Employment Legislation

ACC America, Central Ohio Chapter 2Q 2009 Newsletter

2009

Speaking Engagements

The Intersection of FMLA and ADA

August 2013

FMLA Case Law Update

September 2012

Identifying and Appropriately Managing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

September 2011, June 2011

Preventing Intermittent FMLA Leave Abuse: What You Should Know, and What You Can Do

January 2011

Identifying and Documenting Employee Medical Issues Under the ADAAA and FMLA

November 2010

FMLA Case Law Update

January 2009

Education

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati, 2003
  • B.S., Ohio University, 2000summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio