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Melissa A. Dials

Of Counsel, Cleveland
t: 440.740.2108
f: 440.838.8805


Melissa Dials is Of Counsel in the firm's Cleveland office. Melissa counsels employers on a wide variety of day-to-day employment and labor matters, including managing employee leave issues, drafting employment agreements and interpreting and administering collective bargaining agreements. Melissa also assists employers in developing pro-active employee relations programs, including developing employee handbooks and supervisory training.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Melissa was Corporate Counsel and Compliance & Ethics Officer for a global, publicly-traded manufacturing company. In this prior role, Melissa developed significant experience advising management on complex international employment and corporate matters while taking into consideration the practical business implications.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, Society of Ethics and Compliance Professionals

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Cleveland Bar Association’s 3Rs Program


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “Bumpy Road Ahead: Navigating the Intersection of FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation Laws.” - Ohio Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
  • “Responsible Business Practices and the Attorney-Client Privilege.”
  • “Employment Law Primer for Nonprofits,” Reach Out Clinic
    July 2012
  • “Data Security, Privacy, and Identity Theft: The In-house Perspective,” NEOACCA 
    May 2011
  • “Global Privacy and Data Security Compliance: What Companies are Doing,” NEOACCA
    December 2009
  • “Practical Aspects of Record Retention Programs and Challenges of E-Discovery Compliance,” NEOACCA 
    November 2009

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