Our lawyers are experienced in providing proactive and realistic advice to business owners and managers regarding their relationships with one of their most important assets, employees and labor. We take a genuine interest in our clients’ business objectives and act as a consultant, providing effective solutions to address both compliance with applicable laws, as well as, attaining the company’s bottom line. When dealing with employees, we understand each situation comes with a unique set of facts and circumstances and help to guide our clients through the maze of regulatory challenges that apply to employment decisions. Our lawyers have experience not just in law firms and private practice, but also as members of in-house legal teams and as human resources managers. Not only do we know how to address complicated employment matters, our lawyers also know the challenges of dealing directly with difficult employees. We also participate in industry trade associations, such as the Ohio Bar Association Labor & Employment Section and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Our employment lawyers are well-versed in state and federal laws governing employment and labor relations, including topics such as discrimination and sexual harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour compliance, OSHA compliance and workers’ compensation, FMLA and reasonable accommodations for disabilities, labor relations and NLRA, unemployment compensation, discipline and termination of employees, layoffs and separation agreements, employee contracts and non-compete agreements. We regularly assist our clients in preparing employment contracts, developing written policies and handbooks, providing day-to-day advice regarding difficult employment issues, appearing before administrative agencies, such as unemployment hearings and EEOC/OCRC, and representing our clients in court. Whether you need help with developing in-depth handbook policies, defending against a lawsuit or government action or a brief consult for employee relations advice, our employment law team can assist with all your human resources needs.
To discuss how HRB can help with your general employment law, human resources or employee relations needs, please contact Monica Wallace.
Monica L. Wallace
For assistance with labor relations matters, including collective bargaining and NLRB matters, please contact John Ross.
John C. Ross
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