Overview

Michael T. Short represents management clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He has extensive experience representing private and public sector clients in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He also actively represents employers in workers’ compensation cases before the Industrial Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and all levels of Ohio courts. 

He regularly counsels employers on:

  • Labor management relations
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • General employment issues

Michael is a core group member in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation practice groups. He also frequently speaks on workers' compensation and labor and employment issues before business and professional groups.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Ohio State Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment and Workers' Compensation sections

Columbus Bar Association

Member

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

Member

Central Ohio Self-Insured Association

Member

Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2014-2020

Speaking Engagements

Timely Talk About Wage and Hour Law

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

July 19, 2018

2018 Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 1, 2018

2017 Hot Topics in Employment & Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 2, 2017

Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Regulations for White Collar Positions

In-house Training Seminar

October 20, 2016

Creative Approaches for Handling ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Issues and Leaves

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

July 28, 2016

2016 Littler Report

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

July 21, 2016

ADA/FMLA/Transgender Issues

In-house Training Seminar

August 13, 2015

2015 Littler Report

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

July 16, 2015

2015 Littler Report

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

June 18, 2015

Employment Law Update

National Pavement Expo 2015, Nashville, TN

January 30, 2015

Employment Law Update

Annual Meeting - North American Association of Inventory Services

October 17, 2014

Strategies for Managing Employee Leave and Medical Issues Amid Conflicting Concerns

Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

July 17, 2014

Dilemmas & Solutions for Solo General Counsel

Association of General Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

June 12, 2014

Turning Points & Trends

Masters Series Employment Law CLE - Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, OH

October 30, 2013

Strategies for Managing Employee Leave and Medical Issues Amid Conflicting Concerns

2013 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 24, 2013

Employment Law Update

Annual Meeting – North American Association of Inventory Services

October 18, 2013

Background Checks: Can Employers Still Investigate Their Employees and Applicants?

Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

July 18, 2013

Background Checks: Can Employers Still Investigate Their Employees and Applicants?

Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012

Accommodations and the Interactive Process in the Wake of ADAAA, EEOC Guidance, and Scrutiny of Maximum Leave Policies

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

July 12, 2012

Employment Law Update

Annual Meeting - North American Association of Inventory Services

May 17, 2012

Labor and Employment Law Roundtable

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

August 4, 2011

Seven Thorny Employment Law Challenges You Must Know How to Handle

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

April 27, 2011

Accommodating Leaves of Absence, the ADA, FMLA, and Other Legal Requirements

In-house Training Seminar

September 8, 2010

2010 Employment Law Update

Columbus, OH

April 28, 2010

Recent Developments under the FMLA

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

April 27, 2010

The Obama Era - A Brand New (Work) Day

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

November 10, 2009

Disciplining & Terminating Workers' Compensation Claimants

Ohio Employer Conference

October 30, 2009

Identifying Important Employment Issues Within Workers' Compensation Cases

Get-Away CLE

October 10, 2009

Cutting Edge Discrimination Issues

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

July 25, 2008

Issues in Investigation of Employee Misconduct

Training Conference - Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association (OHPELRA)

February 4, 2008

Mastering the Interaction among the Family and Medical Leave Act, Ohio Workers' Compensation Laws, and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Legal Update Conference - Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

October 10, 2006

Individual Liability Issues in Employment Law

Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

September 14, 2006

Framework of VSSR and Intentional Tort Actions in Ohio

Lorman Education Services

March 14, 2006

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1998
  • B.S., Miami University, 1995

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio