Cincinnati Employment Law Attorneys
Employment law is the area of law that governs the employer-employee relationship. This area is made up of both state and federal laws, as well as local laws in some instances. It includes many different subjects with the dual goal of protecting worker’s rights and also allowing employers to run their businesses as they see fit. Some popular examples of laws applicable to the employment arena are the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 that prevents discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, and the Fair Labor Standards Act which establishes the federal minimum hourly wage and overtime compensation requirements. Other areas of employment law include wrongful termination, family & medical leave, and reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.
As Cornell Law School explains, employment law also deals with collective bargaining and arbitration. Any issues with unionizing or organized labor fall into the purview of employment law.
As the regulations for employers and employees are very fluid, changing from year to year and state by state, our team of employment law attorneys must stay well-informed on up-to-the-minute rulings and recent precedent. Minimum wage laws have updated often over the years, as have rulings over the role of Human Relations departments.
Issues involving gender discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation have featured prominently in this field in recent years.
The safety of workers, and the benefits associated with the Bureau of Workers Compensation, are areas in which our firm excels. Our legal team knows the fine details of workplace injuries, and has a great deal of experience helping injured workers receive the benefits and settlements they deserve.