Problems in the workplace are extremely common, from conflicts and harassment to unethical treatment. Regrettably, most issues between employers and employees go unresolved. At Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, our Columbus employment law attorneys are prepared to assist you with any employment law issue that you may experience. Whether your company enforces illegal policies or falsely reports hours in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), our team can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Lawyers with our firm have practiced for more than 60 years. As a result, we have built an award winning local, Ohio and national practice based on protecting workers in all industries while devoting special attention to enforcing the rights of unionized employees.
Our Columbus employment attorneys make every effort to protect the rights of employees to receive the pay, benefits and working conditions they are entitled to, as well as, the freedom to work free from harassment and discrimination. We are able to consult and negotiate with employers to prevent problems before they occur, but we are also ready to take employers to court when they violate Ohio workplace laws.
We make state and federal laws work for our clients.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and many state wage laws establish a minimum wage and overtime eligibility for employees, including those who receive tips. Our Columbus employment attorneys have a strong track record of securing unpaid minimum and overtime wages for our clients.
Employers often attempt to avoid their obligations under employment benefit laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our Columbus employment lawyers can help ensure that your leave and benefit rights are honored by your employer. We can also help enforce contract terms such as severance pay, non-disparagement, and more.
Prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds. Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP can hold construction employers accountable for failing to pay the required wages, benefits and overtime.
Workplace harassment, from persistent, inappropriate and unwelcome comments to actual assault, is illegal. Even when the harassment does not involve a physical threat, the mental and emotional toll can make continuing with or advancing in a job impossible. Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP’s employment lawyers win justice for victims of unlawful harassment.
Several federal and Ohio state laws prohibit discrimination based on a person’s race, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, military service, disability or pregnancy status. Prohibited acts include mistreatment, refusal to hire, denying equal pay, benefits and promotions to employees, and unlawfully disciplining or discharging an employee. When discrimination occurs in the workplace, a Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP employment attorney will stand up for the victim.
The ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with qualified disabilities. What an employer considers reasonable often differs radically from what a person with a permanent or temporary disability is entitled to as a matter of law. We fight for full access to jobs and the workplace.
Each Ohio law that bans employment discrimination, regulates workplace safety, and prohibits harassment confers on employees the right to report unlawful conduct without fear of retaliation. An employer who demotes, defames, harasses, bullies, or fires a worker for exercising his or her rights may be liable for back wages with interest, other monetary damages and required to reinstate wrongfully terminated employees.
Based on our over 60 years of experience, we have found that employers try to limit employees’ ability to accept a position with another company through Non-Compete Agreements (“NCA”) and Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”). Because these agreements threaten harsh financial penalties and limit future employment rights, you need Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. Our Columbus employment law attorneys can help determine the legality of NCA or NDA restrictions and provide valuable guidance on how they impact your job mobility and opportunities.
If you have a workplace problem, the Ohio employment law attorneys of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, are available to provide advice and assistance. To schedule a FREE CONSULTATION, call us at (614) 221-4221 or connect with us online. You can email us your questions to email@example.com.
– Bob DeRose
– Jason Cox
– Sarah Ingles
“Bob DeRose was a huge help in getting my complaint settled. They were responsive and a huge help with all my questions. Would recommend them to anyone who needs help!”
My experience with this Law firm was phenomenal. I found my way into their offices after an unexpected workplace injury. Initially I was clueless about their performance.
The fact that I was not merely looking out for a supplement for my financial budget, I was simply there to explore whatever compensation was due me since the injury legitimately occcured “during and in the course of my employment”.
After an initial visit to the offices where the necessary documentation were initiated, the rest were simply a phone call for updates. Sometimes it was even needless.
They frankly discussed the pathway as well as the unpredictability of the timing for the process.This was necessary. I took that in good faith. The fact that there was no upfront payment was also a good thing.
Without monitoring my calendar, I waited patiently for the various
phases of the process to unfold.
Finally the claim was settled with so much transparency. The unpredictable journey ended with a check delivered to my mailbox.
In fact communications from this Law office is always expedient. The Front Desk Associate was very helpful and polite at all times. My attorney’s paralegal was always available to play her part whenever necessary.“
“They are top-notch attorneys who are experts in their fields. They do great work and are easy to work with. They care about their clients and always try to do the best job possible for them.”
“I had an amazing experience working with Sandy and Robin on my case. Robin was just a short email or call away from all of my questions. The communication I had with Sandy was just as great. Both Sandy and Robin made sure I knew exactly what was going on with my case at all times. I will be recommending them to others. If I ever need help legal matters in the future, I know I can get the help from Sandy Meizlish.”
“Hi Mr. Sanford A. Meizlish,
Just want to thank you and Robin Griffin for taking care of my case. You were very helpful from my very first call. I appreciate it very much.” – Marina S. (email published with permission)
“I could not be any more pleased with my experience with Jason Cox and Barkan Meizlish. The service, care, and communication with my legal counsel was outstanding and I truly appreciate the quick and thorough resolution to my case. I am grateful for the dedicated hard work of the legal team, they deserve all the thank I can give.”
“Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP brought great attention to my case when I needed it. They fought right by my side and were fair with the entire process. Their team was a great help. I’d recommend them to anyone.”
“A-1 team to work with indeed”
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