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Margaret A. Matejkovic

Of Counsel

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Meg has always had an interest in the law, as her father was an exceptional attorney who deeply cared for his clients, serving their legal needs to the very best of his abilities. Each and every day, Meg strives to do her very best to bring the same passion and skill to her practice that her father ingrained in her.

Meg has a seasoned labor and employment law mind, and her experience ranges from employment law scholarship; counseling of employers on all aspects of labor and employment laws; representation of employers before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies; negotiation and drafting of employment agreements; and development and maintenance of affirmative action plans. Additionally, she authors legal materials and teaches seminars both targeted to attorneys and in more employer/employee-friendly formats.

Her role at KWW is to provide practical human resource counseling services to employers. She helps employers to develop and maintain positive, proactive workplaces. Her practice includes conducting workplace investigations; offering professional development counseling and coaching sessions for managers, supervisors, and employees; and delivering training on topics such as harassment prevention, leave of absence management, employee selection, and much more.

Meg has applied her unique blend of HR and legal skills to assist employers in a wide range of challenging projects, including the following:

  • Investigating complex allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Providing individual coaching and counseling for a newly-promoted manager of a small manufacturing company who failed to address ongoing concerns of unprofessional behavior by his subordinates; and
  • Training of HR professionals, managers, and supervisors of an organization employing over 250,000 people on the topics of identifying and addressing implicit bias in the workplace.

Meg has over 17 years of private practice exclusively representing employers, and she also has in-house HR and employment law experience. She served as Associate Dean for External Programs for The University of Akron School of Law from 2005 until 2013. She continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member for Akron Law, teaching a course she developed in 2006 entitled The Human Resources Lawyer. In May 2016, she received the Outstanding Adjunct Law Faculty Award.

Meg is also active in professional service organizations. She has served on the national faculty for the Society for Human Resource Management since 2010. She has always been active in the Akron Bar Association and most recently served as the president of the Akron Bar for a one-year term that ended in June 2017.

OTHER PERSONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND INTERESTS

Meg and her husband, John, are inveterate travelers with a particular fondness for their visits to Paris. They are “die-hard” fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Akron Zips’ basketball.

 

Education

  • The University of Akron, B.A. in Business and Organizational Communication, 1985
  • The University of Akron School of Law, University of Akron, J.D., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Member, Association of Workplace Investigators, 2013 – present
  • Senior lecturer, The University of Akron School of Law, 2006 – present
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management, 2001 – present
  • Member, Akron Bar Association, 1992 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 – present
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1992 – present
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, The University of Akron School of Law, 2017
  • President, Akron Bar Association, 2016 – 2017

Publications and Presentations

  • Investigation of Requests for Religious Accommodations, AWI Journal, August & September 2016
  • Effective Workplace Investigations, Cleveland HR Star Conference, July 2016
  • A Conversation about Effective Workplace Investigations, California Society for Human Resources Management Conference, April 2015
  • A History of the Akron Law School: 1921 – 1959, Akron Law Review, 2013
  • A Tribute to the Honorable Sam H. Bell, Akron Law Review, 2012
  • Sincere to One… Employer Challenges in Managing Expressions of Religion in the Workplace, Southwest Regional Conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2011
  • A Conversation about Professionalism, The University of Akron’s Department of Industrial and Organizational Development, 2009
  • What is Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA? Not an Easy Answer; Rather a Plethora of Questions, Mississippi College Law Review 67, 2008 – 2009
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Positive Work Environment, Jewish Community Board of Akron, January 2008
  • Retaliation in the Workplace: An Overview of the Obvious to the Obscure, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 2007
  • If It Ain’t Broke… Changes to FMLA Regulations Are Not Needed; Employee Compliance and Employer Enforcement of Current Regulations Are, 42 Willamette Law Review 413, 2006
  • Whom to Hire? Rampant Misrepresentations of Credentials Mandate the Prudent Employer Make Informed Hiring Decisions, 39 Creighton Law Review 827, 2006

Civic/Charitable Activities and Associations

The Bath Church:

  • Member, Endowment Board, 2016 – present
  • Member, Personnel Board, 2004 – 2010; 2014 – present
  • Moderator, 2010 – 2012
  • Leadership Council, 2008 – 2014
  • Chair, Personnel Board, 2006 – 2008

Leadership Akron Alumni Association:

  • Member, 1995 – present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, 2005 – 2007
  • Chair, New Community Leader Reception, 2005
  • Chair, Leadership Development Committee, 2002 – 2003
  • Member, Junior Leadership Akron Justice Day Committee, 1997 – 2001

The University of Akron:

  • Member, Board of Trustees, School of Law Alumni Association, 1994 – 2004
  • President, School of Law Alumni Association, 2002 – 2003
  • Member, Board of Trustees, National Alumni Association, 1989 – 1997; 2002 – 2003
  • President, National Alumni Association, 1995 – 1996