Few firms today have the breadth of experience to match our firm in matters relating to labor and employment law.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in issues involving employment contracts, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and trade secret matters that are increasingly prevalent in employment law. Our attorneys have experience in state and federal courts litigating discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims including those brought under: The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment ("ADEA"), and the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), as well as under similar state statutes, to name just a few. Frequently, we are asked to represent clients with respect to these types of claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") or in Ohio, with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission ("OCRC").
The Firm's experienced attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the EEOC and OCRC and are well versed in representing both the interests of employees in this process, as well as providing counseling to avoid and representation of employers against such claims. Being fully knowledgeable on both sides of the dispute enables our attorneys to be proactive and to provide the best advice, counsel and guidance possible to our clients in these matters, regardless of which side of the claim they may find themselves. More importantly, should the claim transition into a court of law (and it often does), our attorneys are fully capable of continuing client representation in either the state or federal court system.
The Firm also represents and counsels public sector employees and employee organizations on the full array of federal, state, and local laws relating to labor relations, fair employment practices and employee benefits. We are experienced in collective bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration and litigation in all of those areas. In addition to our practice before state and federal courts, we practice before the local civil service commissions, the State Personnel Board of Review, the State Employment Relations Board and arbitration panels from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and American Arbitration Association.