Meet the Labor + Employment Team at CCHA Law

POST DATE: 3.18.24
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Navigating the intricate landscape of employment laws has become more complex than ever. In this evolving landscape, businesses and individuals alike grapple with the complexities of both state and federal employment regulations. To thrive in this environment, it's imperative to enlist the expertise of a proficient and results-oriented legal team.

Our Labor and Employment team at CCHA Law recognizes the escalating intricacies of employment matters and understands the necessity for proactive guidance. We believe that staying ahead of the curve is crucial for creating and sustaining a productive working environment. Our general counsel compliance services are designed to empower clients by identifying potential risks before they escalate into costly and time-consuming litigation.

Beyond compliance, our team handles a diverse array of transactional matters, ranging from policy drafting to the complexities of employee benefits plans and beyond. Whether it's ensuring compliance or crafting effective policies, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive support throughout every stage of the employment journey.

Should litigation become a reality, our team brings extensive experience navigating federal and state courts. We are also well-versed in handling matters with federal, state, and local fair employment practices agencies, ensuring that our clients receive robust representation in any legal scenario.

Labor + Employment Resources

Meet the Team

Brent Borg

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Brent’s practice consists primarily of advising school corporations, colleges and universities, and small businesses on a wide variety of labor + employment issues ranging from fair employment practices to wage and hour compliance and beyond. Brent also provides litigation defense for these entities on labor + employment matters at the trial and appellate levels.

A former law clerk for the Honorable Margaret G. Robb of the Indiana Court of Appeals, Brent’s appellate practice includes arguing cases before the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as well as submitting “Friend of the Court” briefs on behalf of advocacy organizations to the Indiana Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Hannah Gahimer

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Hannah joined CCHA as a Summer Law Clerk in May 2021 and joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in October 2022. She advises clients on a variety of matters including issues related to employment litigation, school law, and family law.

She is an active member of the Education Law Association (ELA) and has presented at the ELA annual conference multiple times. Hannah volunteers for the We the People program and serves as an alumni mentor at the University of Dayton.


Amy Steketee Fox

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Amy devotes a significant portion of her practice to assisting schools, colleges and universities navigate an increasingly complex legal environment in order to promote their institutional goals, while ensuring compliance and mitigating exposure. Amy advises on a variety of legal matters including student disability issues, employment matters and labor negotiations, public access laws, FERPA and other records requirements, policy review, Title IX and other civil rights laws, and student discipline.

Amy’s practice also includes assisting public and private employers with all phases of the employment relationship from hiring, to advising on employee medical and leave issues and conducting workplace investigations, to defending unemployment claims.

In addition to providing training and day-to-day client counseling, Amy defends educational institutions and employers in federal and state court proceedings and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and other administrative agencies.

Jessica Billingsley

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Jesse’s primary practice areas are employment law and education law. She is a partner in the Noblesville office and part of the CCHA School Law team. She helps schools around the state with the ever-evolving legal landscapes of law, policy, and practical matters. She enjoys the variety of issues that always seem to pop up in the world of education.


Andrew Manna

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Andrew represents clients in matters associated with labor and employment law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other matters. He engages in the defense of school corporations against claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), First Amendment and other constitutional and civil rights law matters. He also represents schools with respect to general school policy review.

Amy Matthews

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As a partner at CCHA Law, Amy represents schools and other educational entities in various matters such as bargaining/labor relations, human resources, policy analysis, fiscal management, and special education. Aside from her school law practice, she provides mediation services for both civil and family law cases, and has been trained by the CIACP in Collaborative Practice.

Jon Becker

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Jon represents clients in matters associated with construction projects, retirement, health, and other employee benefit plans, labor and employment law, compliance and regulatory affairs, homeowners associations, nonprofit organizations, tax matters, government bonds, and other business organizations. He consults in areas such as ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, human resources, and nonprofit and exempt organizations.

Labor + Employment Law with CCHA

"CCHA Law’s Labor + Employment practice group is unusual, if not unique, because our practitioners have experience representing clients in all facets of the employment relationship,” said Brent Borg, a partner in the Labor + Employee practice group. “This includes helping our employer-clients manage all aspects of their workforce—from hiring and firing to compliance and beyond—to helping employees at the beginning, end, and throughout the employment relationship.”

“The Labor + Employment practice group has particular success in helping its employer clients with the current challenges of a tight labor market. We have worked with them to craft effective strategies that help properly incentivize employees, promote retention, and minimize turnover. In addition, we help clients reduce exposure when complicated employment matters arise, including helping with the intricacies of staying compliant with wage-and-hour law to assisting with the investigation and defense of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, and other legal claims.”

CCHA represents private sector and government employers, as well as individual employees, in a wide range of labor and employment issues, including the following:

  • Employment contracts
    • Confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements

    • Severance package negotiations

    • Last chance agreements

  • Employee discipline, discharge, and related litigation

  • Initiating/adjudicating due process disciplinary proceedings against public employees

  • Employer policy drafting and review, including employee handbooks and more:
    • Social media

    • Drug testing

    • Paid time off

  • Wage and hour compliance and related litigation

  • Employment litigation
    • Discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, etc.)

    • Violation of confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements

    • Wrongful termination (retaliatory discharge, just cause, etc.)

  • Tax-Qualified Employee Benefits Plans:
    • 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan

    • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

    • 401(a) Matching/Thrift Plan

  • Audit compliance and defense
    • Department of Labor wage and hour

    • IRS employee benefits

  • Health & Welfare Plans
    • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)

    • Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)

  • COBRA Compliance and Eligibility

  • Affordable Care Act

  • Executive Compensation

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