Elizabeth A. Crosby

Elizabeth A. Crosby

Of Counsel

216.696.4200 x2413
ecrosby@sssb-law.com


Biography

Elizabeth Crosby specializes in Labor & Employment Law and in Workers’ Compensation Law. As the challenges of labor and employment matters increase, employers benefit from Liz’s deep level of expertise with dual certifications in labor & employment law. She counsels employers and management in every aspect of employment law, including termination, handbook preparation, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour compliance, intentional tort, restrictive covenants, independent contractor agreements, harassment, workplace conduct training, independent investigations, record-keeping compliance, drug-free workplace, Davis-Bacon compliance, OSHA, labor grievances and arbitrations, as well as FMLA and ADA compliance matters.

Liz is also responsible for the oversight and management of workers’ compensation matters on behalf of employers. She handles administrative hearings involving compensability, disability, occupational disease, wage issues, VSSRs, and permanent total disability. She also advises employers in non-compliance resolution and reinstatement of coverage.

Being the first woman attorney in Ohio to distinguish herself with dual specialization certifications, Liz’s passion for providing clients the best possible solutions in labor and employment matters is evident. She is a speaker on workplace conduct and regularly authors articles for the business and legal community on compliance with state and federal workplace requirements.

Liz conducts a monthly workshop called “ShopTalk!” designed to educate small business owners and HR professionals on workplace compliance and management topics.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • Cleveland State University College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Akron, B.A.

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board of Examiners for Specialization In Workers’ Compensation, Chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, Vice-Chair
  • The Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Women Presidents’ Organization - Cleveland Chapter, Charter Member

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist - Labor & Employment Law

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist logo. Round shape in black and white.

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist logo. Round shape in black and white.

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Matindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Badge in red and black.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2019 for Practice Areas:
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Best Lawyers logo in red text with a white background.

  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list: 2010-present for Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Workers' Compensation 
    • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers: 2016-2018
    • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers: 2016-2018

Super Lawyers Badge in orange and white.

Community Activities

  • Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland, Human Resources Committee
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Senior Warden, Verger
  • Lakewood Junior Women’s Club, Past President
  • Lakewood City Planning Commission, Past Chair
  • Drink Local Drink Tap, Past Member - Executive Board

Articles & Presentations

  • Occupational Diseases in Workers’ Compensation, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2024
  • Understanding and Complying with Ohio Workplace Laws, G.E.L./Kent State University, April 2024
  • Terminations, Jefferson County Safety Council, March 2024
  • Compliance Workshop, Cleveland SHRM, March 2024
  • Human Resources Compliance Update, Solon County Safety Council, January 2024
  • 2024 Legal Update, Lake Geauga SHRM, January 2024
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation to Reduce Liability, Promedica Employer Services, October 2023
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation in Compliance with Other Workplace Laws, NE Ohio Safety Council, September 2023
  • Employers Should Update their Harassment Policies, Article, November 2017
  • Building Your HR Policies and Employee Handbook, Northeast Ohio Safety Council, June 2017; COSE, May 2017
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, National Business Institute (NBI), June 2017
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Presentation, February 2017
  • 2016 Human Resource Symposium, Kent State University, July 2016
  • Double or Nothing: President Obama Orders Revisions to Federal Overtime Exemption Standards, Article, May 2016
  • Top Ten Ways to Prevent Unethical Behavior at Your Business, Small Business Symposium at Lakeland Community College, June 2015
  • OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements, Article, January 2015
  • “Their Day In Court” – Strategies to Resolve Employee Strife, Hurt and Hostility, Presentation, February 2015
  • The New Normal: Gender Stereotyping and Title VII Implications, SHRM, November 2014
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation, National Business Institute (NBI), November 2014
  • Securing Workplace Information – What You Need To Know, Fall Information Security Summit, October 2014

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

Elizabeth A. Crosby
Elizabeth A. Crosby
Of Counsel
216.696.4200 x2413
ecrosby@sssb-law.com

Biography

Elizabeth Crosby specializes in Labor & Employment Law and in Workers’ Compensation Law. As the challenges of labor and employment matters increase, employers benefit from Liz’s deep level of expertise with dual certifications in labor & employment law. She counsels employers and management in every aspect of employment law, including termination, handbook preparation, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour compliance, intentional tort, restrictive covenants, independent contractor agreements, harassment, workplace conduct training, independent investigations, record-keeping compliance, drug-free workplace, Davis-Bacon compliance, OSHA, labor grievances and arbitrations, as well as FMLA and ADA compliance matters.

Liz is also responsible for the oversight and management of workers’ compensation matters on behalf of employers. She handles administrative hearings involving compensability, disability, occupational disease, wage issues, VSSRs, and permanent total disability. She also advises employers in non-compliance resolution and reinstatement of coverage.

Being the first woman attorney in Ohio to distinguish herself with dual specialization certifications, Liz’s passion for providing clients the best possible solutions in labor and employment matters is evident. She is a speaker on workplace conduct and regularly authors articles for the business and legal community on compliance with state and federal workplace requirements.

Liz conducts a monthly workshop called “ShopTalk!” designed to educate small business owners and HR professionals on workplace compliance and management topics.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law

Education

  • Cleveland State University College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Akron, B.A.

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board of Examiners for Specialization In Workers’ Compensation, Chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, Vice-Chair
  • The Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Women Presidents’ Organization - Cleveland Chapter, Charter Member
Elizabeth A. Crosby
Of Counsel
216.696.4200 x2413
ecrosby@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist - Labor & Employment Law

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist logo. Round shape in black and white.

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist logo. Round shape in black and white.

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Matindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Badge in red and black.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2019 for Practice Areas:
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Best Lawyers logo in red text with a white background.

  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list: 2010-present for Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Workers' Compensation 
    • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers: 2016-2018
    • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers: 2016-2018

Super Lawyers Badge in orange and white.

Community Activities

  • Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland, Human Resources Committee
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Senior Warden, Verger
  • Lakewood Junior Women’s Club, Past President
  • Lakewood City Planning Commission, Past Chair
  • Drink Local Drink Tap, Past Member - Executive Board

Articles & Presentations

  • Occupational Diseases in Workers’ Compensation, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2024
  • Understanding and Complying with Ohio Workplace Laws, G.E.L./Kent State University, April 2024
  • Terminations, Jefferson County Safety Council, March 2024
  • Compliance Workshop, Cleveland SHRM, March 2024
  • Human Resources Compliance Update, Solon County Safety Council, January 2024
  • 2024 Legal Update, Lake Geauga SHRM, January 2024
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation to Reduce Liability, Promedica Employer Services, October 2023
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation in Compliance with Other Workplace Laws, NE Ohio Safety Council, September 2023
  • Employers Should Update their Harassment Policies, Article, November 2017
  • Building Your HR Policies and Employee Handbook, Northeast Ohio Safety Council, June 2017; COSE, May 2017
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, National Business Institute (NBI), June 2017
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Presentation, February 2017
  • 2016 Human Resource Symposium, Kent State University, July 2016
  • Double or Nothing: President Obama Orders Revisions to Federal Overtime Exemption Standards, Article, May 2016
  • Top Ten Ways to Prevent Unethical Behavior at Your Business, Small Business Symposium at Lakeland Community College, June 2015
  • OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements, Article, January 2015
  • “Their Day In Court” – Strategies to Resolve Employee Strife, Hurt and Hostility, Presentation, February 2015
  • The New Normal: Gender Stereotyping and Title VII Implications, SHRM, November 2014
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation, National Business Institute (NBI), November 2014
  • Securing Workplace Information – What You Need To Know, Fall Information Security Summit, October 2014