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Labor & Employment Law


Whether you employ 10 employees or 1,000, your company needs strategic labor and employment advice and human resources-related consultation that you can rely on.

With over 60 years of experience, the attorneys in our Employment group have a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that you should expect in choosing employment counsel to represent your business. Whether your company has questions about day-to-day human resources issues, needs accurate and strategic employment-related business advice, or needs employment litigation defense, we can help. Our attorneys regularly represent both small and large employers before various administrative agencies (including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission, and the Industrial Commission), and state and federal courts throughout Ohio. Our employment attorneys have experience in the following areas, among others:

  • State and federal claims of employment discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADEA); and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Sexual harassment and claims of hostile work environment
  • Retaliatory and wrongful discharge
  • State and federal claims of wage and hour violations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Leave and disability issues
  • Hiring and firing
  • Background checks
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (ADA)
  • Workers' Compensation, including Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSRs) and workers' compensation retaliation
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Safety and health violations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Contract disputes
  • Restrictive covenants (including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements)
  • Employment agreements, including executive compensation
  • Reductions in force