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Michael is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA and joined the firm in 2003. He practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law and is certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.


  • John Carroll University, B.A., magna cum laude
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Masters Degree

Professional Experience

  • Guidance to employers concerning employment discrimination, employee privacy, wrongful discharge, and unfair competition matters
  • Advises clients on compliance with federal and state agencies
  • Represents small to large businesses, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietors
  • Provides guidance to businesses on matters including shareholder disputes, contract claims, corporate collection matters, trade secret disclosures and non-compete violations, and franchisee/franchisor disagreements
  • Consults with clients regarding retirement plans, including defined benefit, profit sharing, and 401(k) plans, as well as cafeteria plans, medical care spending plans, dependent care plans, COBRA, plan terminations, and nondiscrimination rules for pension plans, health, and welfare plans

Courts and Bar Associations

  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Board of Directors: Pathway Caring for Children
  • Board of Directors: Siffrin, Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate of the 21st Class of Leadership, Stark County
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers®, Ohio’s Rising Stars

Articles Published by Michael J. Bogdan

Ohio’s Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $9.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The increase applies to employers with more than $297,000 in annual gross receipts. The change was triggered by the 2006 Amendment to the Ohio Constitution, which tied […]

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OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Vaccination And Testing Mandates

The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) regarding mandatory vaccinations and testing for all employers of 100 or more employees was announced on November 4, 2021, although it will not be officially published until November 5, 2021. Some of the basic provisions of the ETS are as follows:   All employers with […]

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Ohio Guidance to Employers Revised Significantly

Last week, the Ohio Department of Health issued a new “Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating” which deviates greatly from its previous guidance to employers relating to maintaining a safe workplace and a healthy workforce. Perhaps most notable, the new order does not include any recommendation that […]

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Legal Alert: Employers and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“Rescue Plan”) was signed into law last week.  While the stimulus payments and other direct aid to individuals and businesses and local governments have received the most attention, this far-reaching legislation also addressed some employer related matters, including an additional (voluntary) extension of […]

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Unemployment Fraud: ODJFS & Ohio Attorney General Introduce Online Reporting System

As many companies have realized through personal experience in the past 12 months, fraudulent unemployment claims have risen exponentially in the State of Ohio.  The rise in the number of unemployment applications, combined with the increased benefit levels found in the COVID-19 relief package, has made unemployment fraud a lucrative […]

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Congress Does Not Extend Mandatory Paid Leave Under FFCRA But Allows Tax Credits to Employers Voluntarily Providing Paid Leave Through March 31, 2021

Congress’ COVID-19 relief legislation which is currently pending will have some effects on employers.  As you may have read or as you already may know, this relief package includes direct payments to individuals, the extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits, and additional money for the PPP relief.  Unfortunately, some provisions […]

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