Ohio Employment Law

Ohio Employment Law Attorneys

Have you been wrongfully terminated?
Have you been discriminated against at work?
Are you not getting paid for the hours you have worked?

IF SO, BURG SIMPSON CAN HELP! DON’T WAIT TO CALL THE EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS AT BURG SIMPSON TO DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

Call 513-852-5600 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to speak with an employment attorney as soon as possible.

When you decide to apply for a job or to go to work for a company, you expect to be treated respectfully and fairly. You expect to put in a hard day’s work for fair pay. If those expectations are broken, the results can be catastrophic, both financially and emotionally. The employment lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office understand the tragic effects unlawful employment practices have on individuals and their families, and they have the skills and resources to fight back. Call 513-852-5600 quickly.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE?
All employees, job applicants, and former employees have certain rights.  For example, generally every employee has the right to receive fair compensation and to be free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Although this seems to be a simple notion, the actual law can be quite complex because your rights as an employee are governed by a vast spectrum of state and federal statutes, regulatory rulings, and judicial decisions.

If you feel as though you have been wronged by your employer, call 513-852-5600 today to speak with an employment rights lawyer today.

WHAT TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT LAW CLAIMS DOES BURG SIMPSON HANDLE?

Discrimination – Employment Law Lawyers - Ohio Burg Simpson

Discrimination is treating another person unfairly because he or she possesses certain characteristics. Only certain characteristics, however, are protected from discrimination by law. For example, federal laws only protect people from being discriminated against on the basis of their age, disability, gender, race, national origin, religion, pregnancy, and genetic information. States like Ohio and Kentucky have their own laws that prohibit these same forms of discrimination among others.

To enforce their anti-discrimination laws, both the state and federal governments have agencies that are responsible for fighting discrimination.  If you have been discriminated against, you may be required to file a charge of discrimination with one or more of these agencies before a lawsuit can brought. Additionally, there are strict time-limits on when discrimination claims may be brought—some as little as 90 days. Therefore, if you have been discriminated against, it is vital that you contact a discrimination lawyer at Burg Simpson as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Bringing a discrimination claim is a complicated, time-limited process.  Let one of our discrimination attorneys serving Kentucky and Ohio help you. Call us right now at 513-852-5600 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form before time runs out.

Non-Compete – Employment Law Firms - Ohio Burg Simpson

A non-compete agreement is a contract between the employer and the employee that prevents the employee from competing against the employer once he or she leaves the job.

A confidentiality agreement is also a contract between the employer and the employee wherein the employee promises to keep certain information confidential.

As contracts, these agreements are generally governed by their own terms and they are generally upheld in courts. However, there are limits on how far these agreements can go. For example, a non-compete agreement cannot permanently prevent an employee from working in his or her field.

If you have a non-compete or confidentiality agreement that you feel is oppressive or unfair, call the Kentucky and Ohio employment law attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office at 513-852-5600 so we can discuss your case with you.

The law does not protect employees from the mere annoyances of others; however, if someone’s behavior is not welcomed and based on your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, then you may have a claim for harassment.  In order to have an actionable claim, the unwelcomed behavior must either be routine/ continuous or so severe that a reasonable person would find the work environment intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

If you have a feel that you work in a hostile work environment, call the Kentucky and Ohio employment law attorneys in our Cincinnati office at 513-852-5600 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form now.

In some instances, the law protects employees from being retaliated against for reporting or refusing to participate in certain wrongful conduct. For example, federal law protects employees who complain about workplace discrimination or harassment from retaliation. This type of protection against retaliation is sometimes referred to as “whistleblower protection.” It is important to note, however, that not all whistle-blowers are protected against retaliation—only certain types of whistle-blowing is protected by the law.

If you have a feel that you have been retaliated against, we can help. Call the attorneys in the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Burg Simpson right away at 513-852-5600.

Wage Hour Disputes – Lawyer For Employment Issues - Ohio Burg Simpson

Federal and state laws govern employment compensation. For example, the Fair Labor Standards Act established the national minimum wage and governs when overtime must be paid. Despite these state and federal laws and regulations, some employers try to get away with paying their employees less than is required by law.

If you feel you aren’t being paid properly for the hours you’ve worked, it’s critical that you get in touch with our workplace lawyers at Burg Simpson in Cincinnati so we can fight to ensure you are paid for what you’re owed. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form Here.

The majority of employees in Ohio and Kentucky are considered employees-at-will, which means an employer has the right to terminate an employee at any time and for any reason.  There are a several exceptions to the doctrine that an employee can be fired “at-will,” however. For example, an employer cannot terminate an employee on the basis of certain characteristics, such as gender or race.  Additionally, if you signed an employment contract when you were hired, the conditions of your employment are generally dictated by the terms of that contract. As such, the terms of the contract may limit your employer’s ability to lawfully terminate your employment.

There are many exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, contact a wrongful termination attorney at Burg Simpson Cincinnati at 513-852-5600 for help right away.

THE EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS AT BURG SIMPSON ARE HERE TO HELP

Burg Simpson has a reputation for standing up for individual’s rights in Kentucky, Ohio, and across the country. With multiple offices in four states and more than 60 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the resources to fight for individual employees against the biggest corporations in the United States.

The employment law attorneys in the Cincinnati, Ohio office are part of Burg Simpson’s dynamic team serving the people of Ohio, Kentucky, and the nation. The lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office have experience in successfully handling a variety of employment cases, including wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, age discrimination, and negotiation of severance agreements.

If you have a question about your employment and whether you’re being treated fairly, contact the trial lawyers in our Cincinnati office today by calling 513-852-5600 or by completing a Free Case Evaluation Form so we can discuss your case with you.

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More Legislation Needed to Regulate the Body Broker Industry

 October 17, 2018

More Legislation Needed to Regulate the Body Broker Industry

Michael S. Burg, the founder and a shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Noel Brennan from 9 News on October 16th. Kyle Clark Next reached out to Mr. Burg regarding his op-ed about body brokers that appeared in Westword on August 30, 2018. Burg explained that body brokers differ from… Read more »

The Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion – Victims Represented by BurgSimpson

 October 15, 2018

The Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion – Victims Represented by BurgSimpson

The Law Firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine to address those affected by the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Burg Simpson is a nationally recognized trial firm with extensive experience handling lawsuits involving gas explosions.  They have received multi-million dollar verdicts in gas explosion cases, and are currently working to assist those harmed by… Read more »

Mass Torts Made Perfect – 2018

 October 9, 2018

Mass Torts Made Perfect – 2018

Burg Simpson’s mass tort team recently attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect bi-annual conference held on Oct 3rd through the 5th in Las Vegas. The conferences are designed for individuals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and personal injury litigation, as well as securities and toxic torts. The conferences are the largest plaintiff mass… Read more »

Barrister’s Best

 October 8, 2018

Barrister’s Best

The attorneys and professional staff at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine congratulate Michael S. Burg and David P. Hersh for receiving Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best Awards for 2019! Michael Burg, the firm’s founder, was selected as Barrister’s Best by People’s Choice for Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs. David P. Hersh, a shareholder… Read more »

Workplace Discrimination - Ohio Employment Law – Ohio Burg Simpson

 June 25, 2018

Discrimination In the Workplace is All too Common

At least four out of every 10 women in the United States have said that they’ve endured some type of discrimination at work, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. The types of discrimination reported cover the spectrum: from a gender-based pay gap to getting passed over for a promotion or a job due… Read more »

Drivers Sue Universal Transportation Systems, LLC for Illegal Wage Practices

 February 22, 2017

Drivers Sue Universal Transportation Systems, LLC for Illegal Wage Practices

On February 13, 2017, Edward Williams and Anthony Casey filed a class action and collective action lawsuit in federal court against Winton Transportation, Inc. d/b/a Universal Transportation Systems, LLC (“Universal”) alleging that Universal’s pay practices violated Ohio and federal laws. According to court filings, Universal is based in Fairfield, Ohio and provides transportation services to… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

 March 12, 2014

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they… Read more »

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

 December 13, 2013

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson Ohio Managing Shareholder, shares how a degree in English Literature has helped her further her success as a trial lawyer. Ms. Abaray is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a Major in English & Comparative Literature.

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

 April 11, 2013

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Anti-seizure medicines have been known to increase the risk of birth defects. Attorney Janet Abaray explains what’s different about Depakote/Depakene. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson at 1-800-713-9340.

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