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Tonya Blosser Braun
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.614.281.3834
(F) +1.614.461.4198

Education

  • The Ohio State University (J.D. cum laude 2002; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution); Ohio University (Master of Sports Administration 1997); Duke University (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and U.S. District Courts for Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, Central District of Illinois, and Eastern District of Michigan

Tonya Braun has more than 15 years of experience representing and counseling management clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Among other issues, her practice includes those arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and WARN Act, as well as other federal and state employment-related laws and workplace considerations regarding privacy and the use of social media. Representative clients include Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, IBM, Kraft Heinz, and Verizon.

Tonya has extensive experience defending employers in class and collective wage and hour litigation and counseling employers regarding wage and hour compliance. She also routinely represents employers in state and federal employment discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation. Tonya's practice further includes representing employers in large-scale investigations conducted by administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in charges of discrimination filed with state and federal agencies. Tonya's traditional labor experience includes representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in representation hearings and unfair labor practice charges. She also represents employers throughout the arbitration process, including post-hearing briefs. In addition, she has advised clients in response to union organizing campaigns and decertification petitions.

Tonya sits on the board of the Central Ohio Chapter of The First Tee, an organization devoted to making a difference in the lives of young people with educational programs that build character and instill life enhancing values through the game of golf.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2011)

    The Legal 500 "recommended" (2017)

    Appointed to the Labor and Employment Law Section Council of the Ohio State Bar Association (2019)
Tonya Braun