Q: When would I be eligible to enroll in benefits?
    A: A new hire is eligible to enroll in benefits the first of the month after hire, if working 20 hours or more per week.

    Q: What type of benefits are offered?
    A: We offer a full benefits package, which includes a high deductible health plan with a health savings account (HSA) that includes a firm contribution, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, long term care, and flexible spending accounts (FSA).

    Q: What type of retirement benefits are offered to staff?
    A: We offer a 401(k) plan with immediate eligibility after reaching age 21 and completing just one hour of service. The firm provides a matching contribution equal to 100% of the employee’s contribution, up to 2%, which is also immediate upon enrollment. Additionally, on the first pay that includes January 1st or July 1st after completing one year of service, employees will be eligible to receive an employer contribution of 5.7% of the employee’s compensation up to the Social Security Taxable Wage Base for the Plan year, plus 11.4% of the employee’s compensation in excess of the Social Security Taxable Wage Base for the Plan Year.

    Q: Do you offer paid family leave?
    A: Yes! We offer 12 weeks of paid family leave for the birth or adoption of a child and to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. It can be used consecutively or intermittently as needed over a 12-month period from when the leave began.

    Q: What wellness items do you offer?
    A: In our Columbus office we have an onsite gym with two Peloton Bikes and two relaxation rooms with massage chairs. We also subsidize some of the cost of the healthy food options available for purchase at the vending/marketplace area in Columbus. We offer onsite flu shots, biometric screenings and a mobile mammography for employee’s convenience. Given that we are not able to provide some of the same wellness offerings in our offices outside of Columbus, we provide an annual wellness reimbursement. Plus we provide an employee assistance program (EAP) to all employees and their immediate family members.

    Q: Do you offer a remote or hybrid work option?
    A: We offer opportunities for remote or hybrid work schedules, taking into consideration the needs and responsibilities of each position, to support a healthy work/life balance.

    Q: Do you offer Paid Time Off (PTO)?
    A: We recognize the importance of taking time away from work to recharge. Our Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy provides all non-exempt employees and paralegals (those eligible for overtime), excluding temporary employees or interns, with days away from work with pay. We provide 144 hours (18 days) for those with less than 3 years of service, prorated in the year of hire; 184 hours (23 days) for those with 3 to 8 years of service; and 224 hours (28 days) for those with more than 8 years of service. Employees will be provided their annual PTO hours on the first pay of each calendar year. Exempt employees (those not eligible for overtime) do not receive a precise number of time off hours but are instead provided discretionary time to take planned, approved time off as needed, within reason.

    Q: Do you offer parking for your employees?
    A: While we do not have a designated parking lot for our attorneys and staff, there are multiple options for parking in one of the area garages or lots located near our multiple offices. Parking garages/lots can be paid through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis.

    If you work in Columbus and would be looking to ride a COTA bus to work, Bricker participates in the C-pass program in which our employees are provided free bus passes with unlimited access to all COTA routes any time, any day of the year. That includes all regular lines and special routes like the CMAX, AirConnect and Zoo Bus. C-pass even covers bus fares for OSU football service from the Park & Rides at the Ohio State Fairgrounds or Crosswoods to the Horseshoe on game day!

    Q: Does the Firm have a dress code?
    A: While the Firm does have a dress and appearance policy, the premise of our policy is to create a work environment that allows everyone to feel empowered to bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. Bricker supports a dress code that spans from business attire to business casual attire that is inclusive of office appropriate jeans any day of the week. Bricker’s policy also allows for visible tattoos and piercings with some limited exceptions.

    In addition, Bricker has a CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) policy to create a work environment that allows Black women and men to feel empowered and to bring their best and natural selves to work every day. Bricker supports Black natural hair styles and textures.

    Q: How do you define FUN within the Firm?
    A: Bricker understands and supports the need to have fun at work. Therefore, the Firm hosts various events throughout the year that offer opportunities for employees to interact and have fun. Some events include invitations to family members. Examples of some of our events are staff socials or dinner, Boo at Bricker, holiday party, children’s holiday party, firm outing to PINS Mechanical, and food or ice cream truck visits. We have even been known to have events that feature dunk tanks and tricycle races.

    Q: What community events does your Firm support?
    A: Bricker looks to give back to the communities in which we are located. Bricker has participated in Pelotonia, Komen Race for the Cure, MS Walk, House of Bread soup kitchen, Crayons 2 Computers, American Heart Association Heart Walk, United Way Campaign, Animal Protective League’s Fur-get-me-not Telethon, Ronald McDonald House, Freestore Foodbank, Mid-Ohio Food Bank Campaign, Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family, Modcon Living and numerous others. We try to support efforts and events that are important to our people and are always open to new ways in which we can support our communities.