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Navigating The Complex World Of Employment Law

Employment law issues are complex and ever-changing. Employers of all sizes need a trusted legal guide to navigate the difficult issues that can arise. At Cavitch Familo & Durkin, our employment law attorneys understand the problems employers face, as well as the legal requirements they must follow. We take the time to learn about our clients’ businesses to provide tailored advice. We have been guiding clients throughout the greater Cleveland area since 1886.

Creating A Productive Working Environment

Encouraging a positive work culture for your employees starts with a strong foundation. Creating good workplace policies and following them will go a long way toward preventing friction. We provide guidance and advice for employers for matters such as:

  • Hiring, Firing, and Discipline – Employers want to be careful with such actions to make sure they follow necessary laws and regulations, as well as  internal policies.
  • Confidentiality and Noncompetition Agreements – State laws vary regarding how employment agreements can be written and enforced, and these types of agreements have recently been getting national attention
  • Severance Agreements – Whether and when to offer a severance agreement can depend on many factors, and employers want to make sure they are carefully worded.
  • Personnel Manuals – Manuals and handbooks provide opportunities for employers to layout employee expectations and protect themselves in the event of litigation.

Advocacy And Counseling In Employment Disputes

Our primary goal is to keep our clients out of court. But when litigation arises, we aim to reduce the risks. We regularly counsel clients on a range of difficult employment disputes such as:

  • Wage and Hour Issues – State and federal law contains strict requirements regarding these topics, and violations can be costly.
  • Discrimination and Wrongful Discharge – Discrimination and wrongful discharge claims are complex and costly. Cavitch employment attorneys are well versed in defending discrimination and wrongful discharge claims with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in state and federal court.
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets – If you suspect a former employee sold, revealed, or taken trade secrets for their own use, discuss your options with us.
  • Unemployment Issues – Whether you terminate an employee, or they quit, we can represent your interests in an unemployment claim.

Working With Administrative Agencies

Our employment attorneys have years of experience working with both state and federal agencies focused on employment-related matters such as:

  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Department of Labor

We can help you with your correspondence with these agencies when you must respond to inquiries.

Meet With Our Employment Law Team

To discover how our team of experienced employment law attorneys can help you, schedule an appointment. You may call our office at 216-621-7860.

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