Geauga County, Ohio Employment Lawyers
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...
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...
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...
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...
Geauga 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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