Bluffton, Ohio Employment Lawyers

Perrysburg, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(419) 874-9675 845 Commerce Dr
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Employment, Administrative, Business and Workers' Comp
Perrysburg, OH Employment Law Attorney
(419) 254-3108 3295 Levis Commons Blvd
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Education
Marion, OH Employment Law Attorney
(740) 387-7438 495 S State St
Marion, OH 43302
Employment, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Business
Marysville, OH Employment Law Attorney
(937) 645-8475 24000 Honda Pkwy
Marysville, OH 43040
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Marion, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(740) 223-4290 134 E Center St
Marion, OH 43302
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Fostoria, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(419) 435-9273 307 N Main St
Fostoria, OH 44830
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Marysville, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(937) 644-6626 24000 Honda Pkwy
Marysville, OH 43040
Employment, Business, Communications and Education
Marysville, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(937) 644-6629 24000 Honda Pkwy
Marysville, OH 43040
Employment, Business, Energy and Environmental
Marion, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 383-0375 100 Executive Dr
Marion, OH 43302
Employment, Business and Communications
Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
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Dublin, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(855) 228-2539 7240 Muirfield Drive
Ste. 120
Dublin, OH 43017
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus
Ray personally handles each of his cases from the initial client meeting to achieving a jury verdict, arbitration award or settlement. He strives to provide each of his clients with legal counsel that is both professional and personal. A graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Ithaca College, Ray began his legal career at a personal injury firm that handled hundreds of cases at a time. While this work environment gave Ray considerable experience in the field of personal injury cases, he came to believe that quality is far more important than quantity...
Adrienne Marie Hines Esq
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Delaware, OH Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(419) 871-8085 94 N Sandusky St
Ste 102
Delaware, OH 43015-1775
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The University of Toledo College of Law
Adrienne Hines is a skilled Ohio workers' compensation attorney certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as a Workers Compensation Specialist. In addition to work injuries, she represents clients in consumer bankruptcy filings (both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) and she handles injuries such as car accidents and dog bites. Adrienne has nearly 20 years of experience helping people who have been injured or impacted by outside circumstances.
Brian Smith Esq
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Huron, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 641-1970 222 Bucyrus Ave.
Huron, OH 44839
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and DUI
University of Akron School of Law
Brian Smith provides aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation to every person served, so they feel confident that their rights are protected, their interests are served, and their results are maximized.

Mr. Smith uses his trial and negotiation skills in a general practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in criminal matters, DUI/OVI matters, unemployment appeals and labor matters. He resides in Huron, Ohio, helping Smith Law Offices to easily reach its resources along the northern coast of Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo.
Kollin Lawrence Rice Esq
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Oregon, OH Employment Law Attorney
2424 Woodville Rd
Oregon, OH 43616
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
The University of Toledo College of Law
Kollin Rice has practiced law in the Toledo, Ohio area since 1996. His practice is primarily in the areas of Employment Law, Family Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation. He previously had a greater focus on criminal defense law, and still does some. As a former Series 6 Registered Representative (a license to sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities) he is interested in and eager to expand his practice in the areas of financial malpractice and stock broker/financial advisor malpractice. He continues to try to gain fluency in Spanish, but at this point does much better with...
John Marshall Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(614) 463-9790 250 Civic Center Drive
Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
John Marshall received his B.A., Denison University; J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law. Since he began his practice in 1983, Mr. Marshall has devoted his career to representing individuals in employment and civil rights litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and employment contracts. He has also litigated police misconduct and First Amendment cases.
Beverly Joy Farlow Esq
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Dublin, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(614) 734-1270 270 Bradenton Avenue
Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
Employment, Divorce, Education and Family
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Beverly J. Farlow is the founding and principal attorney of Farlow & Associates. Since 1985, she and her skilled team of attorneys in Dublin have been protecting the rights of their clients. Their decades of in-depth legal experience has equipped them with the tools and knowledge they need to fight for you. Whether you are going through a divorce, need legal assistance as a school employee, or have been accused of a crime, they can handle all that and more. They are exceedingly proficient in a vast range of practice areas and have a long track record of success that...
Jason P. Matthews
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Dayton, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(937) 608-4368 130 West Second Street
Suite 924
Dayton, OH 45402
Employment
University of Dayton School of Law
Jason has successfully represented individuals in cases against multi-national corporations represented by some of this nation’s largest law firms. Jason is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States District Court for the Southern Districts of Ohio. He has litigated employment cases in the Ohio Court of Claims, the Common Pleas Courts of Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Warren, Butler, Trumbull, and Miami counties, and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. He has also represented...
Andrew Richard Biller
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 604-8759 Easton Town Center
4200 Regent Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43219
Employment and Civil Rights
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Andrew Biller's law practice focuses on wage and hour litigation. Mr. Biller has experience with a variety of wage disputes including overtime exempt/nonexempt misclassification, illegal tip pools, improper paycheck deductions, unpaid minimum wage and overtime, and unpaid off-the-clock work. Mr. Biller handles both individual wage and hour claims as well as representative (collective and class) actions to collect wages on behalf of groups of workers. Mr. Biller was selected as a 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and Columbus CEO magazine's list of "Top Lawyers" for 2015. Mr. Biller has been at the forefront of litigating novel wage...
Mr. Craig Thomas Matthews Esq
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Dayton, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(937) 434-9393 320 Regency Ridge Dr
Dayton, OH 45459
Employment, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Dayton
Craig Matthews has provided exceptional legal services since 1978 to clients in the area of Dayton, Ohio and throughout the United States. Craig Matthews and his lawyer associates have successfully sued and aggressively defended lawsuits involving sexual harassment, elder fraud, employment termination, toxic mold and mildew, and construction defects. Craig Matthews also has negotiated business and employment contracts and created estate plans to smooth the way for successful transitions.
Stuart G. Parsell
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 365-4116 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Legal Malpractice
University of Notre Dame
Stuart Parsell is a Partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP. Mr. Parsell’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with a concentration on professional malpractice defense, commercial contract disputes, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, trust law, class action defense, major insurance disputes and employment issues.
Andrew D Randol
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(614) 826-3100 1689 E. Main Street Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43205
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Ohio State University - Columbus
Andrew D. Randol is a Columbus business and litigation attorney. Andrew works with a variety of businesses and entrepreneurs, guiding them through federal and state litigation. He has experience with litigating a number of issues, including breach of contract lawsuits, construction lawsuits, and consumer lawsuits.

Andrew’s practice also includes employment and labor law and employment litigation. He advises businesses on employment compliance, including wage and hour laws, employee and contractor classification, and Title VII and antidiscrimination laws. When employment issues do arise, Andrew has experience representing businesses in court and before various administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor and the...
Danny Lee Caudill
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 360-1946 175 S. Third St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment and Business
Capital University Law School
I represent clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employment law claims, commercial contract disputes, business tort actions, and ERISA benefits cases. I have first and second chair trial experience in state and federal courts and am regularly called upon by other experienced attorneys to co-counsel cases. Additionally, I am General and/or Employment Counsel to several small to mid-size businesses. I was named a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine from 2010 to 2013 and an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2014.
Todd Alexander Weber
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Powell, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(614) 285-5205 7777 Spring Garden Lane
Powell, OH 43065
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Capital University Law School
I have provided problem solving and comprehensive planning to individuals and businesses for twenty-two years. My representation and advice have helped a broad and diverse group of companies, executives, and entrepreneurs across a wide range of representative matters. From start-ups and financing to business sales and acquisitions or assisting with day-to-day legal needs, I have aided numerous clients and family-owned businesses. I take a vested interest in my clients’ success, and as outside general counsel I advocate for and advise them on the myriad of issues encountered in structuring, negotiating, and documenting both complex and common corporate and commercial transactions....
Mark A. Weiker
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(614) 745-2001 262 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment and Education
Capital University Law School
Mark is a partner at Albeit Weiker, LLP where he focuses his practice on all aspects of school law, representing students, parents, educators and school employees. Mark formerly served as day-to-day and defense counsel to traditional public schools, but started representing students/parents/educators in 2014 when he co-founded Albeit Weiker, LLP.

Mark represents students preschool through PhD in disciplinary and education issues, and represents school employees in school discipline, contract and separation issues, and for education licensure investigations conducted by the Ohio Department of Education.

Mark has written and spoken on a variety of education-related topics including FERPA, Student Codes...
Daniel P. Mead
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(614) 324-5072 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Communications
University of Minnesota Law School
Dan Mead represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters including trust and fiduciary matters, corporate shareholder matters, legal malpractice claims and other commercial litigation matters. Mr. Mead attended the University of Minnesota Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mead graduated from The Ohio State University Summa Cum Laude, receiving a degree in Music Theory.
Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 224-4114 580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Capital University Law School
I started my legal career in Columbus by clerking for a prominent firm in 1996. Shortly thereafter, while working my way through undergraduate studies, I attended Capital University Law School where I graduated in the top 10% of my class. I worked for two large firms in Columbus until I settled in with a practice located in Dublin for numerous years. After wanting more freedom to handle cases the way I felt best for my clients, I decided to start my own firm. I know have the freedom to spend the time necessary to make sure...
Larry Steven Hayman Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney
(614) 336-2868 3010 Hayden Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Employment, Divorce, Education and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
Larry S. Hayman is a Principal and Founder of Hayman Law, LLC and is admitted to practice law before all state courts and agencies in the State of Ohio as well as before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He has significant litigation experience in a wide variety of forums across the state. Indeed, Mr. Hayman has successfully tried cases in court, presented cases on appeal, and represented clients in numerous adminstrative proceedings before, among others, the Ohio Elections Commission, the Ohio Department of Education, State Employment Relations Board, and the U.S. Equal...
Steven W. Tigges
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(614) 365-4136 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Construction
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and The Ohio State University
Steve Tigges is a Partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP. Mr. Tigges is a seasoned trial attorney who has practiced extensively in the areas of employment, health care, commercial contract, securities, construction, antitrust, and trademark litigation.
David A. Nacht
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Toledo, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 312-7173 One Seagate
Suite 685
Toledo, OH 43604
Employment, Criminal, Health Care and IP
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
David Nacht has tried over 2 dozen cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. His last civil jury award was in June 2012 in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections where he obtained a judgment of $390,000.

Mr. Nacht, the firm founder, holds degrees from Harvard College ('87) and The University of Michigan Law School ('92), where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Nacht is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar...
Charles Anthony McKinney Esq
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Dayton, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(937) 461-9000 118 West First Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Harvard Law School and University of Notre Dame
My passion is offering each client personal service in aggressively defending and protecting their rights. I provide the highest quality legal services that gives my clients reliable and effective representation in legal matters that arise everyday in the business context. I have the skill and experience to negotiate or go to trial as needed.
John Folkerth Jr
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Dayton, OH Employment Law Attorney
(937) 260-4202 109 N Main St
Dayton, OH 45402
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
John Folkerth manages the Labor and Employment Law Group at Folkerth + Routh, LLC. Mr. Folkerth is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an employment law specialist, and has been listed by Super Lawyers as a top rated Ohio employment law attorney. Mr. Folkerth represents businesses and individuals in the private sector, public sector, and federal sector involving employment related matters. Mr. Folkerth’s practice areas include general business and employment litigation, employment contracts, employee compensation, non-disclosure/non-compete and separation agreements, employment policies and handbooks, wrongful termination, FMLA, whistleblowing, employee benefits, non-disclosure/non-compete, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and...
Kris Banvard
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(614) 365-9906 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Appeals, Business and Communications
Capital University Law School
Kris Banvard represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial contract disputes, tort and agency-law actions, securities law, employment law, media law, First Amendment issues, and attorneys' professional liability.

Before coming to Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, Mr. Banvard had a long career in newspaper journalism as a reporter, writer, and editor. Most recently, he was an editorial writer for The Columbus Dispatch. He previously held positions as assistant city editor of the Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News and reporter with The Sacramento Union.

Mr. Banvard attended Capital University Law School, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was...
Jami Oliver Esq
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Dublin, OH Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(614) 220-9100 7240 Muirfield Drive, Suite 120
Dublin, OH 43017
Employment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Ohio State University - Columbus
Oliver currently manages her own law practice in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. She is an accomplished litigator, focusing on pharmaceutical and product defects, injury & death cases, and employment and whistleblower cases.

Oliver has numerous appointments, including past-President of the Ohio Women's Bar Association, past-President of the Central Ohio Association for Justice, and trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice for almost a decade. She is a frequent lecturer locally and nationally.

Awards include:

• Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers (2018-2019);
• National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2014-2019);
• Super Lawyers Award, Top Lawyers in Ohio, (Product Liability) (2010-2019);
• Columbus’ Top 25 Women...
Justin Anthony Morocco Esq
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Dublin, OH Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(614) 764-1444 485 Metro Place South
Suite 220
Dublin, OH 43017
Employment, Business and Health Care
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Roxi Ann Liming Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(614) 488-2053 1989 W 5th Ave # 14
Columbus, OH 43212
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Capital University
At Adams, Liming & Hockenberry, LLC, we look out for your future. Our attorneys meticulously assess your legal problems and then create practical solutions. We counsel individuals and small companies throughout Ohio on issues relating to employment law, immigration law and bankruptcy. We are a 100 percent female-owned firm dedicated to providing compassionate and caring representation when you encounter tough situations that require legal advice or representation.
Simon James Patry
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Tipp City, OH Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(937) 667-4481 249 S. Garber Drive
Tipp City, OH 45371
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Simon J. Patry has been representing businesses, their owners and individuals in Dayton, Ohio for over 10 years.

Simon has achieved industry and client recognition and has been: selected to Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2017, 2018, 2019)*

Practice Areas:
Outside General Counsel for Businesses
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercial Litigation
Business Succession
Business and Civil Litigation.
Commercial Real Estate
Business Succession Planning,Trusts & Estates, General Estate Planning

Whether you are looking for a Dayton Business Lawyer who can provide day to day counsel or litigate complex commercial litigation claims, or whether you are wanting to discuss your businesses' or your personal estate planning needs, Simon and...
Edward Reilley Forman Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(614) 463-9790 250 Civic Center Drive
Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Since he began his practice in 2003, Mr. Forman has devoted his career to representing individuals in employment and civil rights litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and employment contracts. He also litigates police misconduct and First Amendment cases, as well as criminal cases.
Jason Cox
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(614) 221-4221 250 E. Broad St., 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Capital University Law School
Jason Cox is an Associate Attorney in the Litigation Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and premises liability. Mr. Cox also practices employment law, primarily focusing on Wage and Hour/Overtime violations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applicable Ohio laws.

Mr. Cox is an Ohio native and attended law school in Columbus, Ohio. While in law school, Mr. Cox worked full time as a law clerk for Barkan Meizlish in their Litigation Department, as well as the Social Security and Workers’ Compensation departments.

Mr. Cox graduated from The Ohio State University...
Marion H. Little Jr.
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(614) 365-4113 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Appeals, Business and Communications
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Lead counsel in six-week jury trial for local development company, its principal, and condominium buyers in litigation against regional bank arising from bank’s breach of contract to provide construction financing for developer’s project to convert historic apartment building to condominiums. Obtained dismissal or jury verdict for plaintiffs on $6 million counterclaim brought by bank. Obtained jury verdict of approximately $14.0 million against bank on breach of contract and tortious interference claims brought by developer and additional verdicts totaling $5.6 million for condominium buyers. The net result was a $25 million judgment for clients.

Lead trial counsel in four-week trial advancing...
Rachel A. Sabo
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(614) 610-9755 1457 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
Free ConsultationEmployment
Capital University Law School
Rachel Sabo is a founding partner of The Friedmann Firm LLC. Rachel practices all aspects of employment law throughout the state of Ohio. A Cleveland native, Rachel attended Cleveland State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication before attending Capital University Law School, where she received her J.D. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys traveling, fitness and spending time with friends and family. Rachel manages a large docket of cases and assists clients with claims involving discrimination, wage and hour issues, unpaid overtime, FMLA issues and harassment. Rachel is skilled...
Matthew J.P. Coffman
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 949-1181 1550 Old Henderson Rd
Suite 126
Columbus, OH 43220
Employment
The University of Toledo College of Law
Matthew J.P. Coffman has been passionate about helping people for as long as anyone can remember. It has been his desire to help those individuals who are truly in need. This desire fuels Matthew’s relentlessness when fighting for his clients daily. Whether clients are dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, job loss, or not being paid their full and proper wages, Matthew connects with them to understand their issue and identify the pathway to a successful conclusion.
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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