Employment

Employment law, like labor law and OSHA, is a specialized concentration of law. Austin Legal only represents employers. The firm’s representation of employers includes counseling, creating and implementing corporate handbooks, investigating employment matters, representing employers before agencies, as well as litigating employment claims in court on behalf of companies. Below is a sampling of employment law issues that Matt Austin has recently encountered (Feel free to click on any of these employment law terms to gain a better understanding of what they mean):

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Defamation
  • Disciplined Document Retention
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Employment Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Independent Contractors
  • Investigations
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Minors in the Workplace
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Retention
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Occupational Safety and Hygiene Act (OSHA)
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Polygraph Protection Act (PPA)
  • Reduction in Force
  • Retaliation
  • Severance
  • Social Media
  • Solicitation/Distribution
  • Title VII
  • Terminations
  • Unemployment
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Violence
  • Wages
  • Weapons
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Worker Adjustment and Relocation Act (WARN)

Common Employment Issues

You can get a flavor of most of the employment law issues by clicking here. But there are some issues that occur with more regularly than others, including:

  • Handbooks
  • Unemployment
  • Charge of Discrimination
  • Investigations