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, and can include local laws in some instances. It is comprised of many different subjects with the dual goal of protecting workers’ rights and also allowing employers to run their businesses as they see fit, which is often a delicate balance. This can be arduous and complicated for some, but our team excels at finding solutions and answers for all of these sometimes-perplexing areas of law.
Some vital and 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. There are many nuances within these laws, so a team with knowledge and experience is essential.
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. This includes the collection of union dues, the appropriate workloads and strategies of union organizers, and the legality and practice of going on strike.
Employment Law Regulations
Regulations for employers and employees are very fluid, often changing from year to year and state-by-state, which can seem overwhelming and confusing to anyone not consistently staying well informed on up-to-the-minute rulings and recent precedent. Our team of employment law attorneys are committed to keeping up with the ever-changing rulings and updates of employment law, such as minimum wage laws and the rulings over the role of Human Relations departments.
Issues involving gender and wage discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation have been featured prominently in this field in recent years throughout every media outlet.
Worker conditions and safety, and the required 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 knowledge and experience helping injured workers receive the benefits, settlements, and both monetary and medical compensation and they deserve.
Here in the United States, our legal system takes the rights of the workers very seriously. There are many protections built into the law, and both the federal level and the state level, which help make sure workers are protected, and that termination or suspension of employment is done in such a way that is honors and respects the rights of those employed.
Keep Accurate Records
Depending on the company you work for, you may or may not have access to a Human Resources (HR) department. Larger and more established companies have the infrastructure to hire HR professionals.
If you have access to an HR department, and you are having difficulties at your job, then you may want to consult with an HR representative at your company.
Whether or not you work with your employer’s HR department, though, you want to keep accurate records of the situation you are dealing with. If it is harassment or any kind, you want to have precise records of which date certain conversations happened. If any inappropriate conversations occur over email, you need to keep these emails, and take note of other circumstances surrounding that correspondence.
The phrase “he said, she said” often applies to these situations. If you have more accurate records of conversations and interactions, it may help you prevail. If your direct manager is treating you unfairly or inappropriately, having precise notes will always be to your benefit.
Representing the Workers of Cincinnati
The experienced Employment Law attorneys at Donnellon, Donnellon, & Miller know what to do to help protect you and your job. We know how challenging it is to survive, much less thrive, is today’s fast-paced and rapidly modernizing economy. Being able to sustain a dependable job is crucial for providing for yourself and your family. Knowing how Ohio’s laws, and the federal laws, can help protect your employment status can go a long way toward improving the stability and sustainability of your economic situation.
Contact Donnellon, Donnellon, & Miller today for legal assistance relating to employment issues.