Cleveland, OH Employment Law Attorney
When it comes to employment law in Ohio, an employment lawyer can help people when employers or members of management teams engage in acts or practices that either discriminate against the employees, harass them, or otherwise violate various state and federal employment laws. Anybody who thinks they have employment law claims should speak to a Cleveland, OH employment law attorney.
Perhaps you believe you were wrongfully terminated, or maybe you are not receiving the benefits you think you are entitled to, or possibly you feel you have been the victim of discrimination based on your race, age, religion, disability, gender, sexuality, or some other protected characteristic. If you feel like you have been dealing with sexual harassment or retaliation in the workplace, then you could have an employment law claim.
Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle
The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. handles cases involving such federal and Ohio state statutes that include:
- Ohio Wage and Hour Laws
- Ohio Civil Rights Laws
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
- Civil Rights Acts (Title VII, Section 1981, and Section 1983)
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
Our firm also assists people with negotiating contractual employment issues such as employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. We not only help you understand your rights and restrictions under an agreement, but we also help you minimize the negative impact of an agreement.
We also handle cases involving:
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Claims — Cases involving discrimination against disabled individuals.
- Discrimination Claims — Violations of federal and state laws against discrimination in the workplace.
- Employment Contact, Severance & Noncompete Agreements — Cases involving unlawful terminations or reductions.
- Equal Pay Claims — The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits wage discrimination based on sex.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Wage and Hour Claims — This may include overtime compensation, minimum wage, and various records.
- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) Claims — This federal law requires employers to give employees job-protected, unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons including 12 Weeks of unpaid leave per year.
- Retaliation Claims — Ohio Revised Code § 4123.90 makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for seeking workers’ compensation, and there may be other retaliation claims.
- Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment — Both federal and Ohio state law make it illegal to harass a person, applicant or employee, because of their sex. Harassment can include any requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual advances, or other verbal or physical harassment that is sexual in nature.
- Unemployment Claims — People may need assistance recovering unemployment compensation when they have been terminated.
- Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) — This is the federal law that protects all military service members and veterans from employment discrimination on the basis of their service and gives them the right to regain civilian jobs after any period of service.
- Whistleblower Claims — You are entitled to protection for any whistleblower claims or termination that is a violation of public policy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Cleveland, OH Employment Law
Does an employer have to pay me for working holidays?
No. Ohio makes no requirements for payment of any holiday, vacation, or sick time.
What does it mean that Ohio is an “at-will” employment state?
Because Ohio is an employment-at-will state, the absence of a written employment agreement or collective bargaining agreement means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the employment for any reason when it is not contrary to the law. When you suspect you were released for discriminatory reasons, then you might have an employment law claim.
Are there any exemptions to the FLSA?
Certain employees could be exempt from overtime pay provisions or possibly both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. Exemptions are typically defined quite narrowly under the FLSA, so employers should carefully examine the exact terms and conditions for every one. Common examples often include executive, administrative, and professional employees, teachers and academic administrative personnel in elementary and secondary schools, outside sales employees, and employees in some computer-related occupations.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Cleveland, OH Employment Law Attorney
Are you thinking that you could have an employment law claim against a current or former employer in Ohio? Make sure that you are quick to contact The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. so you can take the appropriate legal action within the specified time limit and protect your right to pursue legal recourse.
Our firm has experience handling all kinds of employment law issues in the greater Cleveland area, so we can confidently represent you in most any matter and will be able to work hard to help you achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case. Call (818) 646-5690 or contact us online for a free consultation that will let us take a longer look at your case and discuss everything you are dealing with so we can have a full understanding of the magnitude of your case.
Helping Employees Throughout Ohio
As someone who works in Ohio, you believe that if you work hard, you should receive fair treatment at work. Whether this is through pay or hours, certain state laws in Ohio as well as federal labor and employment laws protect you as an employee. When an employer violates one of these laws, it is imperative that you arm yourself with the right employment lawyer in Ohio to help you.
Our seasoned employment law attorney in Ohio is here to protect the best interests and rights of clients who face discrimination, retaliation and other illegal acts by employers. At the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, we provide skilled employment law representation not just in California, but also in the Midwest. This includes Ohio.
Protecting The Rights Of Employees In Ohio
Our employment law practice is focused on the rights of employees throughout Ohio. If you believe you have been discriminated against or retaliated against because of an illegal reason, we are here to aggressively represent you.
Employee rights issues often involve:
- Sexual harassment claims
- Discrimination and wrongful termination
- Wage and hour laws
- Qui tam or whistleblower claims
No matter what type of employee law issue you face, we are here to help you hold your employer responsible for any state or federal laws it could be violating.
Talk To Us Today If You Live In Ohio
We have local counsel that can represent clients in the Ohio area. Call 216-284-7628 to schedule your free initial consultation today. You can also contact us online to get more information about our Ohio area employee rights counsel.