How We Help...

Expert and forward-thinking HR and Employment law services for employers

Day-to-Day HR Practices and Challenges

  • Employee Performance Appraisals
  • Employee Discipline
  • Termination
  • Employee Handbook drafting and review
  • Development and implementation of effective and meaningful policies, including
    • Anti-Harassment
    • Anti-Discrimination
    • Drug-free workplace
    • Attendance and absences
    • Paid Time Off
    • Policies specific to your work environment

Wage and Hour Issues (Fair Labor Standards Act)

  • Overtime pay
  • Exempt/Non-exempt classification
  • Independent contractor analysis
  • Minimum wage
  • Employment of Minors or individuals with disabilities
  • Recordkeeping requirements

Federal and State law Compliance

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Title VII – Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and reasonable accommodations
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
  • Comparable and other state and local laws

Wrongful Termination Claims

  • Discrimination avoidance and defense
  • Retaliation avoidance and defense

Harassment-Free Workplace

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Harassment based on other protected classifications (race, age, religion, etc.)
  • Effective harassment-free workplace policies and procedures
  • Investigation of harassment claims

Training

  • Harassment-Free Workplace training for managers and employees
  • Manager and Supervisor ‘s Vital Role in Legal Compliance and Best Practices
  • Employee Corrective Measures (discipline), Performance and Documentation
  • Wage and Hour Best Practices

Employee Handbook

  • Development of lawful, effective and customized policies and procedures, with a focus on protecting your business while reflecting your culture
  • Handbook review
  • Individual policies and practical implications of those policies

Employment Agreements

  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure, Trade Secrets
  • Non-Competition
  • Non-Solicitation
  • Ownership of Work Product
  • Executive Agreements
  • Settlement and Release Agreements
  • Severance Agreements

Representation before

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC)
  • Department of Labor
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Unemployment Compensation Division
  • State and Federal Court

Audit of HR Practices

  • Complete review of all HR practices, documentation and policies from your employment application to your exist interview strategies, including
    • Interviewing and hiring practices
    • Employment Agreements (those currently used or those needed)
    • Confidentiality and trade secret matters
    • Wage and Hour practices
      • classification of your workforce (exempt, non-exempt, independent contractor)
      • payment of wages
      • calculation of overtime pay
      • recordkeeping
      • employing minors or the disabled
    • Employee Handbook review and development
    • Performance reviews and documentation
    • Day-to-day practices such as discipline, termination, performance feedback, recordkeeping and more

New Employers

  • Prioritizing HR legal needs
  • Establishing sound practices with an eye towards practicability and liability protection
  • Establishing industry standard policies and practices (paid time off, performance reviews, documentation, recordkeeping)
  • Resource for common employment questions and concerns

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