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We are proud to be a full-service employment law firm and represent employees in Columbus and throughout Ohio.

Are You Having Issues With Your Employer? Find Out How We Can Help

Dedicated, Passionate, Responsive Employment Attorneys and Overtime Lawyers

Our employment attorneys will assist with most employment disputes. Our overtime lawyers are experienced in handling large and small unpaid wage and unpaid overtime disputes. Coffman Legal is a Columbus law firm serving workers in Ohio statewide who have been mistreated by their employer through wage and hour violations, employment discrimination and harassment, or other abuses. We also regularly assist employees outside of Ohio with wage and overtime disputes. If your wages or overtime have gone unpaid, or if you were discriminated on the basis of disability, pregnancy or other protected factors, Columbus Ohio employment lawyers & overtime attorneys Matthew Coffman, Adam Gedling, and Kelsie Hendren will fight to protect you, uphold your rights and make sure you are fully compensated for the harm done to you. You will find our firm to be very responsive to your needs and guide you throughout the process of recovering money damages for wage and hour violations, discrimination and other employment injuries.

Excelling in Columbus Ohio overtime and wage & hour disputes

Coffman Legal is a small law firm by most measures, yet it’s been said that our office generates the most unpaid wage and hour or overtime case filings in Columbus and is among the top five in Ohio. We frequently prosecute cases involving thousands of employees, and we recently settled a FLSA collective action with over 14,000 potential class members. What’s our secret? We are very good at what we do, we work extremely hard for our clients, and we take on the large corporations and the large law firms behind them. We are a small firm with big results.

Our Columbus Ohio overtime attorneys handle minimum wage violations and unpaid wage violations, including prevailing wages and unpaid overtime. We help employees who were misclassified as exempt from overtime, or tipped employees who were paid the wrong cash wage or had their tips improperly taken away. Our Ohio overtime lawyers includes representation of factory workers and blue-collar workers, nurses and health care workers, and other employees in industries most commonly subject to wage & hour violations.

Protection from all forms of employment discrimination

Federal and Ohio laws prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on protected characteristics such as age, race, religion, sex/gender, disability, LGBT, military status, or pregnancy. The laws prohibit any adverse employment actions, up to and including failure to hire or wrongful termination. Employers will rarely reveal their discriminatory motives when they make employment decisions. Our Columbus Ohio employment discrimination attorneys use their extensive knowledge and years of experience to uncover and prove discrimination.

We fight to remedy all forms of sexual harassment, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Employers need to have a policy in place to prohibit harassment and a way for you to report harassment. If they don’t follow through to investigate and take action, they can and should be held liable for their failures. Our Ohio sexual harassment lawyers are here to help.

You have the right under Title VII and other laws to complain about discrimination or harassment without fear of retaliation. If you are fired, disciplined or otherwise treated unfairly or abusively after filing a charge of discrimination or complaining about harassment, you have a separate claim against your employer for unlawful retaliation.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles you to up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave each year for the birth or adoption of a child, if you have a serious health condition, or to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. We can help you understand if you are eligible for FMLA leave and if your employer violated your rights under the FMLA. Contact us today to speak with our experienced FMLA attorneys.

Our comprehensive employment lawyers are here to look out for you in every aspect of the employment relationship, from making sure pre-employment background checks are legal and consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), to negotiating a favorable and effective severance package upon separation from employment. No matter what your needs, call Coffman Legal to speak with our employment lawyers.

Get Help with Employment, Overtime and Wage & Hour Matters in Columbus and Throughout Ohio

If you are being abused or treated unfairly at work, call our office for a free consultation with an employment attorney. We’ll let you know if we think you have a case and how we can help you. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our fees are generally based on the size of the monetary award we obtain for you or they are otherwise paid from the employer directly. If we aren’t successful, then you don’t pay. Also, many employment laws allow us to recover our fees from the other party, enabling you to keep most, if not all, of your damages award. Call our Columbus Ohio overtime attorneys and employment lawyers at 614-949-1181, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation, and get started today holding your employer accountable for their harmful mistakes and illegal acts. We fight for your rights to proper pay and employment consistent with state and federal laws.

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Matthew J.P. Coffman

Matthew J.P. Coffman

Matthew is committed to the provision of affordable, first-rate, and zealous representation. Matthew is very client-centered and provides client-friendly options, such as free consultations and contingency agreements. He looks forward to the opportunity to speak with you to understand your employment-related legal issue(s) and work with you towards a resolution.

Adam Croswell Gedling

Adam Croswell Gedling

Adam Croswell Gedling was born and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Adam graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). Adam went on to earn his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Toledo School of Law where he also served as the President of...

Kelsie Hendren

Kelsie Hendren

Kelsie Hendren was born and grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English. Upon graduating from UVA, Kelsie attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2020.



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