Cuyahoga County, Ohio Employment Lawyers

Brian Smith Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
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.
Neil Klingshirn
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(216) 382-2500 4700 Rockside Rd.
Suite 530
Independence, OH 44131
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Neil is an AV rated Super Lawyer and Board Certified Employment law Specialist. He is a passionate, resourceful and tireless advocate who has represented individuals and companies in employment and business disputes for over 30 years.

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...
Daniel Myers
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(216) 236-8202 600 East Granger Road
2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44131
Employment, Appeals, Construction and Consumer
Cleveland State University
Attorney Daniel Myers is the founding member of Myers Law, LLC. As an attorney, Dan has successfully represented homeowners, consumers, employees, and small businesses in a variety of legal matters, handling everything from small claims disputes (cases involving $3,000 or less) to million-dollar class actions. Dan regularly represents clients in civil lawsuits and disputes across Ohio.

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 Karst
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(216) 771-4050 26021 Center Ridge Rd #200
Westlake, OH 44145
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal and Personal Injury
University of Akron
Michael P. Karst is an associate attorney with JKFM Law. Michael devotes his entire practice to civil litigation where he helps individuals resolve their wrongful termination and personal injury cases. He investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination, harassment, negligence, and intentional misconduct.

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,...
Edward A. Icove Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(216) 802-0000 50 Public Square, Suite 627
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
Icove Legal Group Ltd. Is a public interest law firm which handles cases primarily in the areas of social security disability law, consumer law, civil rights law, ADA and housing discrimination law. We do not charge for consultation and many cases can be handled on a contingency fee basis.
Patrick Perotti Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Cleveland State University
Patrick J. Perotti is an award winning national leader in the fields of consumer class actions, employment discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. With verdicts and settlements exceeding $600 million dollars, Patrick is regularly selected to lead class suits in Ohio and around the country. His reputation developed from a demand for outcomes which not only offered compensation to class members but also stopped unlawful government and corporate practices. Using the class action device to achieve deterrence, he has directed more than $25 million in unclaimed class funds from his settlements to charities and non-profits around the country. The bench,...
John Sivinski Esq
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(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Jonathan Terrence Stender Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jonathan T. Stender focuses his practice on representing employers and employees in a wide spectrum of labor and employment matters, both administratively and in litigation, including workers’ compensation, OSHA, FLSA, FMLA, civil rights, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and intentional torts. Jonathan graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Russian Language and Literature and Political Science/International Relations from the University of Washington in 1994. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1998. At Case, Jonathan was executive editor of the Journal of International Law, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and...
Gregory Alan Gordillo Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(440) 333-7330 21055 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park, OH 44126
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

“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...
James J. Hux
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(937) 315-1106 3 Severance Circle
P.O. Box 18147
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Employment and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
While many attorneys will state that they practice law throughout the State of Ohio, Attorney Hux is likely part of a much smaller amount of attorneys who have actually lived in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland areas. This means that Attorney Hux actually knows the people of Southwestern Ohio, Central Ohio, and Northeast Ohio, in addition to the unique challenges each region brings.

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...
Subodh Chandra
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(216) 578-1700 The Chandra Law Building
1265 W. 6th Street, Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44113
Employment, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
Yale Law School
Subodh (rhymes with “abode”) Chandra (rhymes with “tundra”) is the founding and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm LLC. Chandra’s practice focuses on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, including civil-rights, employment, and business litigation; and on internal investigations and white-collar-criminal law, in both federal and state courts. The litigation that Chandra handles often has a crisis-communications, public-policy dimension.

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...
David B. Levin
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(216) 902-5002 600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
Jonathan T. Hyman Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(216) 696-8700 One Cleveland Center - 20th Floor
1375 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Employment and Business
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jonathan T. Hyman is a partner and litigation attorney at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz P.L.L. in Cleveland, Ohio. Jon concentrates his practice in the representation of businesses in employment and labor disputes and counseling companies on various employment issues. He has written and lectured extensively on myriad employment law issues, including the FMLA, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and background checks. Jon has been regularly interviewed and quoted by the local and national media on employment matters, including the National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Inside Counsel, and Lawyer’s USA. He is also a member...
David W. Neel Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(216) 522-0011 3401 Enterprise Place, Suite 340
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Columbia Law School and Cleveland State University
I am an AV-Preeminent attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, with 28 years experience as a civil litigation and trial lawyer. I focus my practice on discrimination, overtime, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and employee rights generally. I also represent businesses in commercial litigation matters. I am a dedicated, passionate advocate for people whose employment and civil rights have been violated. I believe that people need a lawyer who will level the playing field in disputes with their employer and the government. In addition to my practice, I am an adjunct Professor Law at Cleveland State University. I received a...
Alan Rosca
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 998-0530 23250 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Cleveland State University
Alan Rosca, the founder of the RoscaLaw firm, is a seasoned securities lawyer, an adjunct professor of securities regulation, and frequent speaker at legal conferences, on topics ranging from Ponzi schemes and investment fraud to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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...
Jessica Doogan
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 274-5297 600 Superior Ave, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEmployment
Capital University Law School
Jessica Doogan is an Associate in the Labor and Employment practice area concentrating primarily on Wage and Hour/Overtime violations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applicable Ohio law, Employment Law, and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Richard Selby Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Construction
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Selby earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University in the field of Chemical Engineering in May of 1989. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law cum laude in May of 1992 and was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio in November of 1992. He is currently licensed to practice in the state of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Selby brings extensive experience to Dworken...
Jason Cox
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(800) 274-5297 600 Superior Ave, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
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...
Neal Shapero Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 321-9199 1350 Euclid Ave Ste 1550
Cleveland, OH 44115
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Akron School of Law
Neal E. Shapero is the managing shareholder of the law firm of Shapero | Roloff Co., L.P.A. and has over 30 years of experience representing injured persons and their families throughout Ohio and across the country. Neal is an experienced litigator and has conducted numerous trials with a high rate of success. His reputation and experience have led to frequent requests by colleagues, throughout the country, to serve as co-counsel in complex and sophisticated matters such as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, railroad injury cases, products liability, wrongful death, civil rights violations and commercial litigation. ...
Cathleen Marie Bolek Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(216) 464-3004 Monarch Centre, Suite 302
5885 Landerbrook Drive
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cathleen is an accomplished civil trial attorney and a principal in the firm Bolek Besser Glesius LLC. She has been representing individuals in employment disputes for more than twenty years. Cathleen is listed in the 2014, 2013 and 2012 publications "Best Lawyers," her firm has been listed those same years in "Best Law Firms," and she has been included in Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars Magazines multiple times. Since 2005, the Legal Directory, Martindale Hubbell, has given Cathleen its highest rating, AV®. Martindale Hubbell assigns the AV® certification mark only to those attorneys who have been ranked...
Craig Kahn Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(216) 621-6101 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd. N
#215
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Craig A. Kahn founded Kahn & Associates, L.L.C., a growing consumer law firm dedicated to providing legal counsel to consumers in the fall of 1996. As one of the nation’s leading lemon law firms, Kahn & Associates, L.L.C. has assisted thousands of consumers who purchased defective, new motor vehicles and other products and has grown to include offices in multiple states.

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...
Mark Wilson Biggerman Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(216) 475-5600 29325 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 305
Pepper Pike, OH 44122
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Ohio Northern University
I am an employment law attorney, with over 21 years of experience, located in the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area. I have represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ohio Supreme Court, jury trials, and many courts of appeals.
Irina P'Simer Esq.
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(216) 716-7850 34305 Solon Road, Suite 73
Solon, OH 44139
Employment, Administrative, Business and Personal Injury
Irina P’Simer has founded P’Simer Law with the vision of reinventing the way law firms enable business success. She started her career representing small businesses, its owners and employees across multiple legal disciplines. Through her diverse practice, she help create and organize new businesses, proactively mitigated legal risk for existing businesses with clear communication, strong negotiation style and unwavering commitment.
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...
Matthew Besser Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(216) 464-3004 5885 Landerbrook Drive
Suite 302
Cleveland, OH 44124
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Matt Besser is a champion for the rights of individuals in employment discrimination, constitutional, and civil rights cases and appeals. In addition to his work at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, Matt is an Adjunct Law Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches appellate practice.

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...
Timothy John Ditchey Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(216) 348-9700 526 Superior Avenue - Suite 955
Cleveland, OH 44114
Employment, Business, Collections and Workers' Comp
Cleveland State University
Douglas Leon Winston Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(216) 766-5735 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 340
Beachwood, OH 44122
Employment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus
Mr. Michael Patrick Harvey Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(440) 570-2812 311 Northcliff Dr
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Allan Gerrard Churchmack Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
7700 Northfield Rd
Bedford, OH 44146
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Laurence Arnold Turbow Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(216) 881-7939 4403 St Clair Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Family
E. Yvonne Harris Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(216) 696-2211 2000 Lee Road
Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44118
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Highly experienced in civil litigation including, but not limited to, Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury and Probate.
Michael Fortney
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(330) 807-3403 488 Sherwood Dr.
Bay Village, OH 44140
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Cleveland State University
I work to provide great estate planning services to individuals all over the Northeast Ohio area. I live on the west side and can come to you if needed to draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney and any other estate planning instruments. I can also help with employment or worker's compensation issues. I am also experienced at drafting and reviewing contractual agreements. Additionally I have ADR experience and can help with arbitrations and mediations.
Kevin M McDermott II
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(216) 367-9181 11925 Pearl Road
Suite 310
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Mr. John Francis Burke III
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(216) 621-2030 614 West Superior Avenue
Rockefeller Building, Suite 1500
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Gary Edward Gresko Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(440) 895-1510 Gary E. Gresko, L.L.C.
4079 Wooster Road Ste B
Fairview Park, OH 44126-1661
Employment and Civil Rights
Donna Marie Andrew Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(216) 520-0088 5005 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Cleveland State University
James Alexander Jr
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(216) 269-9569 2000 Lee Rd, Suite 14
Cleveland, OH 44118
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
Elena Anne Lidrbauch Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(216) 861-0360 1300 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Brendon Paul Friesen Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(216) 523-1500 1001 Lakeside Ave.
Suite 1400
Cleveland, OH 44114
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Hunter Havens Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(216) 566-8200 26600 Detroit Road
Cleveland, OH 44145
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Environmental
Mary Jo Hanson Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Employment Law Attorney
(440) 520-6003 55 Public Square
Suite 1055
Cleveland , OH 44113
Employment, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
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Cuyahoga County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH


Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
(330) 373-1448
Warren, OH

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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.