Cuyahoga County, Ohio Employment Lawyers
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.
Neil began his legal practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland in 1986. He practiced employment law with his own firm from 1993 until 2016, when he joined Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC.
Neil's knowledge and experience work for his clients. "I grew up on a Lake Erie winery. There I learned hard work and the values I use today. I...
Dan focuses his attention on representing homeowners against bad residential contractors, employees with minimum wage and overtime pay concerns, and property owners as well as commercial contractors in construction defect cases. Dan knows how to use Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) and Home Solicitation...
Michael routinely fights on behalf of his clients against large corporations and major insurance companies for violations of:
* Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
* Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
* Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); and
* Ohio Discrimination Laws (Ohio Revised Code Section 4112)
He also counsels employees on severance packages, non-compete obligations,...
Cleveland, OH 44113
Cleveland State University
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M. Gandhi
I was 23, uninsured, and injured on my stagehand job. To fight for getting my hospital bills paid, I hired a lawyer. He inspired me, and for the next seven years, I worked and saved for law school.
When I graduated, a big law firm hired me to fight for businesses in court. But I wanted to fight for employees, and eight years later, I opened my own firm and became a small business owner myself. I learned, however, that lawsuits rarely have real “winners.” Real...
Attorney Hux’s desire to help those in need has always been a cornerstone of his identity. That desire to help people, coupled with an innate ability to connect with people from all walks of life, has led...
Before founding the firm, Chandra served as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. Chandra led the work of an 82-lawyer department with both criminal and civil divisions. He also sometimes served as the City’s acting...
Alan focuses his legal practice on complex financial and commercial matters, particularly in the areas of securities litigation, investment fraud, antitrust, and international disputes. He often represents institutional and individual investors in disputes with financial industry members, arising out of investment fraud or misconduct. He has experience prosecuting claims on behalf of investors through class actions and FINRA arbitrations. He also represents plaintiffs...
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...
A highly regarded legal professional and managing partner of Kahn & Associates, Mr. Kahn is devoted to consumer advocacy and consumer related issues. He has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, and radio interviews discussing the merits of the...
As a former executive at an engineering and technology solutions provider she has proven experience in strategic and tactical aspects of operating a successful business. As previously both the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and General Counsel (GC) in...
Matt holds the esteemed “AV Preeminent”® rating from attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers Magazine has twice named him one of its “Best Lawyers” in Cleveland for employment law. For its part, Super Lawyers Magazine has named him to its Cleveland “Super Lawyers” list in the field...
Bedford, OH 44146
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cuyahoga County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Problems in the workplace?
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.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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