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Labor & Employment

HR Partners

Our labor & employment group has real world HR legal experience to help navigate the ever-changing regulatory terrain of the employer-worker relationship.

We help our employer clients prevent or solve problems with minimum wage laws, equal opportunity employment, collective bargaining, wrongful termination, discrimination, child labor, work hours, health and occupational safety, rights of fair treatment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, workers’ compensation, and unemployment.

  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Arbitrations
  • Couseling of Ohio and Federal Employment and Labor Laws and Regulations
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Claims
  • Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Employee Leave Issues
  • Handbook Development and Review
  • Hiring, Testing, and Other Fair Credit Reporting Act issues
  • National Labor Relations Board and State Employee Relations Board Investigations and Complaints
  • Non-competes
  • Reasonable Accommodations for Disabled Employees
related attorneys

Molly R. Gwin


Mark Landes

Managing Partner Emeritus

John R. Perkins, Jr.


Jeffrey A. Stankunas


Brian M. Zets

Managing Partner
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