Employment & Labor Law
Employment law today is a dynamic and rapidly changing area of the law. Federal and state legislation affects virtually all businesses, regardless of the size or the industries involved.
Many business owners are unaware of the variety of ways in which employment law can affect their business. The employment-at-will doctrine, which strongly favors employers, is gradually eroding in favor of individual employment rights. Employers have a variety of often-unrecognized responsibilities regarding record keeping and posting of notices. Court and administrative opinions also regularly modify the rules employers should follow.
Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. has provided preventive counsel to employers, drafted employee handbooks and other employer policy documents, and acted as trial counsel in employment litigation matters. We have represented clients in matters ranging from age, sex, disability and race discrimination to disputes between employers and employees arising from both written and implied employment agreements. We have represented clients in state and federal courts and agencies and before arbitration panels.
As counsel to employers, Amer Cunningham Co., LP.A., evaluates our clients’ businesses and operations in order to identify and thereafter minimize or eliminate potential problem areas in employment. We can help you in these areas:
- Equal employment opportunity
- Title VII
- Affirmative action
- Age discrimination
- Discrimination against persons with disabilities
- Sexual harassment
Wage and hour
- Written employment agreements
- Policy handbooks and employment applications
- Disciplinary procedures and discharge
Pensions and employee benefits
Safety and health
Drug and alcohol policies and testing
In recent years the labor movement has experienced a resurgence in the private sector, as well as explosive growth in the public sector. Unions have become more aggressive in organizing non-union employers and are pursuing legislative changes that could fundamentally alter the balance of labor-management relations.
Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., has the necessary experience to successfully assist the employer in all areas of labor relations:
- Representation elections and organization campaigns
- Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
- Adjudication of Unfair Labor Practice cases
- Strikes and work stoppages
The explosive growth of the labor movement in the public sector has found many
communities and other governmental entities unprepared to deal with the complex issues of public employee labor law in the State of Ohio. These issues are governed by statutes and regulations with the oversight of the State Employment Relations Board. Perhaps even more than in the private sector, labor issues in the public sector require the assistance of experienced labor counsel.
Busy community and agency officials often lack the time or expertise to deal with complex labor issues. Interest by the public is often very great, resulting in issues being highly publicized and the actions of government officials being intensely scrutinized.
By helping to minimize or eliminate problems, Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., can provide substantial long-term cost savings to our clients.
When a client comes to us after a lawsuit or charge of discrimination has been filed or an arbitration commenced, our trial lawyers’ experience in all employment arenas is put to work to competently and knowledgeably represent the client.
We always seek to save our clients from unnecessary litigation expenses, either by avoiding the need for litigation altogether or by managing the litigation in the most cost-effective manner.
In today’s competitive marketplace, employers have more than enough to do in running their business or operations. Let Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., help you comply with the numerous employment laws and regulations that affect you while also helping to prevent future difficulties.