Pickerington, Ohio Employment Lawyers

Daniel P. Mead
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Ohio Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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Steven W. Tigges
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Ohio Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

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,... Read More »
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Stuart G. Parsell
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Ohio Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

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,... Read More »
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Marion H. Little Jr.
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Ohio Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Representative Engagements 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... Read More »
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Sara L. Rose Esq
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Pickerington, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(614) 834-1200 PO Box 188
Pickerington, OH 43147
Employment and Workers' Comp
Brian D Mizelle Esq
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Reynoldsburg, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 829-5730 P.O. Box 326
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Entertainment & Sports
Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
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Columbus , OH Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(855) 228-2539 1071 S. High Street
Columbus , OH 43206
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...
Andrew Richard Biller
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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.

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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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Zachary C. Maciaszek
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Ohio Employment Law Lawyer

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Kris Banvard
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Ohio Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience

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... Read More »
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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...
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.
Donald C. Slowik
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 296-8479 250 E Broad St
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Columbus, OH 43215
Employment and Immigration
Harvard Law School and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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.
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.
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...
Robert DeRose II
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COLUMBUS, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 274-5297 250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
COLUMBUS, OH 43215
Employment
University of Dayton School of Law
Bob DeRose is the Managing Partner and practices in the Complex Litigation Division of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP and handles wage & hour/overtime issues, consumer protection issues, election/political issues and union side labor matters. Mr. DeRose is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a 1988 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Economics. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was active in workers’ rights issues. Mr. DeRose is the former president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), a national...
Henry Allen Arnett Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 224-7771 1335 Dublin Rd., Suite 108-B
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Ohio State University - Columbus
Henry A. Arnett is a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is also very active in the Columbus Bar Association, having served on the Judiciary Committee, the Federal Court Committee and as Chairman of the Labor Law Committee. He is General Counsel for the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters and represents numerous labor organizations and individual employees in employee rights cases. The law firm of Livorno and Arnett Co, LPA, also represents injured workers and Ohio workers' compensation claimants.
Robert Huff Miller
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COLUMBUS, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
COLUMBUS, OH 43216
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Harvard Law School
Robert Huff Miller is a problem solver leveraging intellect, integrity, and intensity for the benefit of his clients. As a seasoned trial attorney with real-world business experience, Rob regularly prosecutes and defends claims involving commercial contracts, closely-held business disputes, leases, class actions, personal injuries, employment matters, and a variety of other substantive areas. Rob has significant experience litigating claims ranging in value from $10,000 to tens of millions of dollars before trial and appellate courts and arbitration panels. Rob has the proven ability to close deals by negotiating and drafting complex agreements to further clients’ business objectives and, when necessary,...
Thomas Marchese Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(614) 486-3249 1017 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
One of the first attorneys in the State of Ohio to be board certified as a specialist in worker’s compensation law, Tom will personally handle your entire case. You will not be handed off to an inexperienced associate and your case is not just another file in a stack. From consultation to final settlements, he will be by your side.

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Enter Private Practice - 1985
The Ohio State University School of Law - 1985
The Ohio State University (Business Finance)
Bishop Watterson High School
Born in Columbus Ohio

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Ohio State Bar Association (certified specialist in workers compensation law)
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Samuel E. Marcellino III
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(614) 221-4221 250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Mr. Marcellino focusses a large portion of his practice on workers’ compensation litigation. Mr. Marcellino has represented hundreds of clients before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies.
Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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...
Christopher Peifer
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(614) 221-4221 250 E. Broad Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment
University of Dayton School of Law
Chris Peifer is a partner in Labor and Employment Practice with extensive experience representing both public and private sector labor organizations throughout the country.

The labor organizations Chris represents and advises are in a diverse number of industries that include the private sector, airline industry, trucking industry and the warehouse industry, among others. Chris also represents labor organizations in the public sector, federal and municipal administrative employees, and firefighters, among others. His work with labor organizations includes collective bargaining, arbitration, and litigation in both federal and state courts and agencies that are charged with enforcing the nation’s labor laws. He...
Sarah Ingles
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney
(614) 221-4221 250 E. Broad Street
Floor 10
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Capital University Law School
Sarah Ingles is an associate attorney practicing in wage and hour litigation, the labor department, and handling some workers compensation matters.
Ms. Ingles works with both public sector and private sector labor organizations. She also represents employees with unpaid wages or overtime issues and other employment issues. She is fluent in English and Spanish and works with clients in both languages.
Jessica Doogan
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 274-5297 250 E. Broad St., 10th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215
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).
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.
Joseph Streb Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(614) 224-0200 736 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Mr. Streb was born at Dover, Ohio and graduated from New Philadelphia High School where he was an All-Ohio Selection in football and wrestling. He attended The Ohio State University from which he received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a master’s degree in Journalism, and a Ph.D. in Media Studies. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School. While in graduate school, he worked as an investigator for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University. After law school, he worked as an attorney for the...
Robert Robinson
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COlumbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(614) 221-3318 226 North Fifth Street
Fifth Floor
COlumbus, OH 43215
Employment, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Ohio University
Bob is a partner and shareholder with ACML working primarily out of our Columbus office. With nearly 20 years of experience, Bob focuses his practice on workers’ compensation matters. He also handles Ohio PERS and other employment and disability claims.
Allison Kathleen Tracey Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We provide tailored legal services for complex matters. We advise clients in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of...
Derek L. Towster
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(614) 222-8686 250 E. Broad Street
Suite 900
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Education and Insurance Defense
University of Illinois College of Law
Mr. Towster provides legal counsel on a broad range of issues, including special education, litigation defense, and labor and employment matters. Mr. Towster is devoted to providing representation to employers and school districts.
Charles Kranstuber Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 255-6134 495 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of San Diego School of Law
Charles Kranstuber has been dedicated to serving the needs of injured workers in Ohio for over 25 years. He recognizes the deep trust placed by his clients and will strive to uphold that trust by working hard and fighting hard for you.
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.
Stephen Craig Predieri
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Granville, OH Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(740) 334-1011 935 River Road, Suite D
Granville, OH 43023
Employment, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
Robert Joseph Stalter Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(614) 227-2145 41 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Business and Workers' Comp
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
John R. Sauter
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(614) 461-4455 225 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Lisa M Burleson Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney
(614) 824-4591 2015 W. Fifth Avenue
Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43212
Employment and Education
Capital University Law School
Ms. Susan Truitt Esq
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer
(614) 732-4299 471 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Divorce, Education and Family
Capital University
Rebecca Hockenberry
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Attorney
77 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Workers' Comp
Zachary C. Maciaszek
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Columbus, OH Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(614) 324-5081 41 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Employment, Appeals and Business
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
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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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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.