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Canton Employment Law Attorney

The employment relationship triggers numerous laws at the federal and state level, providing employees with rights and imposing obligations upon employers. The statutes and regulations cover such topics as Ohio minimum wage, overtime, and prevailing wages, but they also extend to civil rights, workplace discrimination, and leaves of absence. Together, these subjects and many others all fall under the umbrella of employment law, a legal practice area that can be extremely complex.

Fortunately, you can trust our lawyers at Coffman Legal, LLC to handle the complicated legal landscape of the employer-employee relationship. You may qualify to recover a wide range of damages if you were harmed through misconduct by an Ohio company, and we are dedicated to assisting with the process. Please contact our firm to set up a free consultation with one of our Canton employment law attorneys, and read on for some important background information.

Comprehensive Representation in Ohio Employment Law Matters 

Because it is our core practice area, our lawyers have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the wide range of legal concepts associated with employment law. We can assist with:

Wage, Hour & Overtime Issues

The Division of Commerce’s Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration administers and enforces many different regulations on payment of wages, including:

  • Minimum wage, which is $8.80 for non-tipped employees in Ohio;
  • Payment of overtime, as companies are required to pay 1.5 times an employee’s wages when he or she works more than 40 hours in a week;
  • Prevailing wages on public construction projects; and
  • Many others.

Discrimination & Civil Rights Cases 

Federal and state civil rights laws prohibit treating workers differently on account race, sex, gender, age, disability, and many other characteristics. Employees have legal options when they are subjected to such misconduct as:

  • Wrongful termination;
  • Discrimination, including misconduct against workers engaging in protected activities;
  • Sexual harassment, either as quid pro quo or when actions create a hostile work environment; and
  • Employment retaliation.

Other Employment Law Disputes 

We will also be at your side to enforce your rights with respect to background checks, the Family and Medical Leave Act, FLSA collective actions, and severance negotiation.

Remedies in Employment Law Disputes

Your legal options depend upon the nature of your employer’s misconduct, the harm to your interests, and many other factors. At Coffman Legal, LLC, our Canton employment lawyers will seek all potential remedies, including:

  • Back pay and interest;
  • Liquidated damages;
  • Punitive damages for egregious, intentional violations of the law;
  • Court costs; and
  • Equitable remedies, such as reinstatement, promotions, and other non-monetary relief.

Contact Our Canton Employment Law Attorneys to Discuss Your Options

This summary of the laws and our legal services should convince you that it is essential to retain experienced legal representation if employer misconduct harms your rights as an employee. To learn how our team can help, please contact Coffman Legal, LLC by calling 614-949-1181 or filling out an online form. We can schedule a complimentary case evaluation with a Canton employment lawyer who can review your circumstances and advise you on your remedies.

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