Ohio Employment Law

Ohio Employment Law Attorneys

Have you experienced discrimination at work?
Is your employer cheating you out of overtime?
Are you tied up in an unfair non-compete agreement?

Employment law encompasses a broad spectrum of state and federal statutes, regulatory edicts and judicial decisions that govern the employer-employee relationship. If you’re engaged in a dispute at work, call the employment law lawyers of Burg Simpson Ohio. With so many laws and regulations, Ohio employment law can be extremely intricate. Call 513-852-5600 today or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to speak with an Ohio employment attorney as soon as possible.

BURG SIMPSON OHIO OFFERS LEGAL HELP FOR ALL OF YOUR NEEDS, SUCH AS:
Discrimination
Non-Compete Agreements
Severance Agreements
Wage & Hour Disputes (FLSA)

WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT LAW?

Almost all workers are considered employees-at-will, which means your employer reserves the right to terminate your employment at any time – as long as doing so doesn’t discriminate against you based on certain protected categories, such as your age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, disabilities, etc. Further exceptions to the right to terminate an at-will-employee, such as retaliating against an employee, depend on the circumstances involved.

However, if you signed an employment contract when you were hired, the conditions of your employment are generally guided by the terms of that contract. If you feel you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace or your employment contract has been violated, it’s imperative you contact an Ohio employment law attorney at Burg Simpson in Cincinnati to protect your rights. Contact us today at 513-852-5600 as soon as possible.

WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?

Discrimination is a general term that can cover a lot of different behaviors. It can mean discrimination directed at a person because they belong to a particular group. This is called disparate treatment. Discrimination also can occur as a result of a neutral practice that results in a discriminatory effect. This is called disparate impact. Both of these forms of discrimination violate federal and Ohio state law.

Additionally, an employer can be liable for discrimination where a mixed motive is involved, such as where the employer has both legitimate and illegitimate reasons for its behavior. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on race, national origin and citizenship, sex, age, disability, religion, and military status. Additionally, Ohio protects State employees based on sexual orientation. Discrimination can occur in either the application, promotion, discipline, or termination processes.

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that bears the responsibility of enforcing most of the country’s anti-discrimination laws.  Someone who wants to sue an employer for what they interpret as discriminatory behavior first must file a complaint with either the EEOC or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. The timing varies, with the shortest time period being 90 days and the longest being 300 days. Someone who fails to file a timely complaint could completely lose their right to sue. Typically, the investigating agency has a minimum of 180 days to investigate the discrimination claim. Once the 180 days has expired, the employee may obtain a right to sue letter and then file a lawsuit against the employer.

It’s a complicated process, one you shouldn’t try to navigate alone. Get help from Burg Simpson, one of the top employment law firms in Ohio. Call us right now at 513-852-5600 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form before time runs out.

WAGE & HOUR DISPUTES

The Fair Labor Standards Act, the primary source of federal wage and hour law, governs employment practices in the areas of minimum wage and overtime pay. State laws provide guidance on minimum wage and overtime pay as well. While employers aren’t legally compelled to provide meal or rest breaks, if the employer chooses to provide them, certain conditions must be met for this time to be excluded from compensable hours worked. Under certain conditions, an employee otherwise covered by wage and hour laws may be exempt from laws governing minimum wage and overtime pay.

If you think your employer isn’t paying you fairly, don’t put up with it any longer. Speak to an employment contract lawyer at Burg Simpson Ohio immediately by calling 513-852-5600 or submitting a Free Case Evaluation form.

FOR HELP FROM AN EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY

Employment cases can be difficult and very personal. The wrongful termination lawyers at Burg Simpson in Ohio have experience handling a variety of employment cases, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, age discrimination, failure to fully compensate employees, ERISA, and negotiation of severance agreements. If you have a question about your employment and whether you’re being treated fairly, contact the employment discrimination lawyers in our Ohio office. Reach out by calling 513-852-5600 or complete a Free Case Evaluation Form so we can go over your case with you.

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

 January 18, 2018

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

The latest component in Burg Simpson’s ongoing professional education initiative is set for next week. Shareholder Tom W. Henderson will conduct a 90-minute web seminar, “Advising Your Business Clients on Insurance Policies,” at 9 a.m. MST on Jan 18. Designed for Colorado corporate litigation attorneys, this CE course will cover: Defining Ambiguous Terms. Understanding the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

 January 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

Burg Simpson is proud to announce the launch of a more comprehensive website that incorporates the firm’s office locations into a single site. The new Burg Simpson website, which has since focused on Colorado’s practice areas, now encompasses information for its Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming offices all in one place, along with their practice areas,… Read more »

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Could Be Here To Stay

 January 11, 2018

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Could Be Here To Stay

Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg recently sat down with Law Week Colorado to discuss mandatory arbitration agreements, and what impact the #MeToo movement might have on that in the coming year. Several factors came together in 2017 to breathe new life into these controversial agreements, but experts debate whether an uptick in sexual harassment claims… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholders Speak at 2018 Brain Injury Summit

 January 9, 2018

Burg Simpson Shareholders Speak at 2018 Brain Injury Summit

Burg Simpson has long been a champion of traumatic brain injury victims. That commitment was on full display this week as shareholders Peter W. Burg and David P. Hersh presented at the 2018 Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado. The Burg Simpson Colorado personal injury attorneys moderated, “Pearls of TBI Neuro-Litigation,” an interactive workshop, earlier… Read more »

FDA Issues Serious Warning on Limbrel Capsules

 November 21, 2017

FDA Issues Serious Warning on Limbrel Capsules

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory statement alerting consumers about potentially life-threatening health problems linked to Limbrel Capsules. Limbrel is not a drug; rather, it is marketed as a medical food for patients with osteoarthritis. The FDA reported that it has received numerous reports of problems related… Read more »

DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall

 November 1, 2017

DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall

On December 29, 2016, DePuy issued a recall for over 50,000 elbow joint replacement devices known as the “DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System.” The company reported that the device’s radial stem, which attaches the device to the lower arm, may loosen after surgery. If loosening occurs the device may not function properly and can… Read more »

FDA Issues Warning on Vancomycin Eye Injections During Cataract Surgery

 October 5, 2017

FDA Issues Warning on Vancomycin Eye Injections During Cataract Surgery

On October 3, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on the risk of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) following injections directly into the eye of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation. The FDA’s statement follows a recent report of a patient who was diagnosed with HORV after being… Read more »

Amusement Park Injuries

 July 31, 2017

Amusement Park Injuries

Every year individuals travel to the hundreds of amusement parks and countless fairgrounds across the United States for what is supposed to be a day of fun. Unfortunately, accidents at these destinations are all too common. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, which provides raw data on injury statistics, estimates that over 30,000 individuals… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… 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 »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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