Preserving Your Employment Rights
At the Columbus firm of Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP, we help clients pursue resolution of employment issues. Much of the laws that govern rights for workers in this state are regulations at the federal level, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our firm defends Ohio workers’ employment rights in the areas of:
Discrimination And Harassment
Discrimination and harassment can come in many forms in the workplace, and our attorneys zealously defend our clients’ rights to justice and restitution for wrongdoing in the workplace that leads to an uncomfortable and unsafe work environment. When a workplace becomes a hostile environment, we can help.
Wages And Overtime
Companies in Ohio have to follow the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which stipulates that employers must pay the highest minimum wage prescribed for their area, whether that is a local or federal rate. Ohio hourly employees have a right to overtime pay of one and a half times their regular pay after 40 hours of work in one work week.
Standing up for what is right should not have to cost you your job. Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP, advocates for restitution for whistleblowers and other wrongfully terminated employees to right the wrongs of whistleblower retaliation.
Agreements And Contracts
Noncompete and severance agreements are employer-generated legal documents that come with possible complications for your future. Our attorneys are experienced at reviewing these agreements and determining if they comply with the law. We can provide legal advice to clients regarding their responsibilities after signing one of these documents.
Access To Equity In The Workplace
Securing access to the proper unemployment benefits you deserve and guaranteeing your law-given right to benefits such as those from the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are integral parts of our law practice. Our experience with these cases can help minimize the complexities you might run into.