Overview

Meredith C. Shoop is co-chair of Littler’s OFCCP Practice Group. Meredith’s practice is devoted to representing and advising clients on the workplace implications of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, with particular emphasis on traditional labor and the nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Meredith has extensive experience counseling and representing employers on matters before the OFCCP, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and other federal, state, and local workplace regulatory and enforcement agencies as well as in federal and state litigation. Meredith is highly knowledgeable in matters arising under:

  • Executive Order 11246
  • The Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act
  • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Ohio Revised Code Title 41

Meredith’s diverse group of clients span numerous industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance

Previously, Meredith was a judicial extern to the Hon. Judge Peter C. Economus of the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair

Legal Affairs Committee

Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management

Treasurer

Cleveland Employment Law Inn of Court

Treasurer

Ohio Industry Liaison Group

Member

Northern Ohio Industry Liaison Group

Member

Board of Trustees

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

Member

Board of Directors

Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa

Member

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Member

Class of 2013

Cleveland Bridge Builders

Contributing Editor

Developing Labor Law

News, Analysis & Press

Protect Your Company Against a Measles Outbreak

Crain's Cleveland Business

May 31, 2019

Can Employers Require Measles Vaccines?

SHRM Online

April 17, 2019

OFCCP Announces Ombud Service

ASAP

September 25, 2018

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Still March 31

ASAP

September 12, 2018

Littler's WPI Labor Day Report 2018

WPI Report

August 30, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Federal Contractor Roundtable

2019 Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2019

Conducting Internal Investigations in 2019: A New HR Landscape

Cleveland, OH

April 24, 2019

#MeToo Is the Law: Creating a Culture of Respect

Cleveland, OH

March 22, 2019

The Response to #MeToo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Cleveland, OH

March 8, 2019

OFCCP Directives: How to Ensure Federal Contractor Compliance

February 19, 2019

Conducting Internal Investigations in 2019: A New HR Landscape

Cleveland, OH

February 12, 2019

Everything You Need to Know to File an Accurate and Timely EEO-1 Report

January 24, 2019

Identifying Risk in Your Handbook for 2019

November 7, 2018
2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018

EEO-1 Report Filing and Compliance

August 15, 2018

EEO-1 Report and Filing Compliance

April 9, 2018

2017 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 2017

New EEO-1 Pay Reporting

August 2017

Pay Equity Litigation: A Primer

Cleveland, OH

May 2017

2016 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 2016

Employment Law for Nonprofits: How to Reduce Risk and Improve Compliance

Cleveland, OH

August 2016

Recent NLRB Activity: Handbooks and Policies

Washington, D.C.

May 2016

2015 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 2015

2014 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 2014
2013 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 24, 2013

Workplace Bullying: A Different Breed of Harassment

Cleveland, OH

May 2013

2012 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 2012

FMLA Compliance: Updates and Ongoing Issues

Cleveland, OH

September 2010

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2009cum laude
  • B.A., Kent State University, 2006summa cum laude
  • B.F.A., Kent State University, 2003summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan