Ohio Employment Lawyers
Employment law are those laws approved in Ohio that apply to employers, employees and independent contractors. These laws apply to every aspect of workplace endeavors, such as hiring policies, wage disputes, and firing of employees. Ohio's employment laws set forth particular mandates that need to be understood by both employers and employees.
At-Will and Contract Employment
Most job relationships in Ohio are on the basis of "at will" employment, but in other cases there may be an employment contract with a specific term. "At will" employment implies that either the employee or the employer may end the relationship at any time, so long as the reason for the termination is not unlawful. If the employer and employee are working according to an employment contract, Ohio employment law will govern the different clauses contained in the contract.
The Law of Discrimination in Ohio
Ohio laws prohibiting discrimination typically apply at any stage of the employment process, including hiring, promotions and terminations. The laws of Ohio create different categories against which employers may not discriminate. These may include religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, and race. Discrimination in the workplace can often be challenging to determine. Ohio has many lawyers specializing in workplace discrimination who can be of assistance.
Interesting Facts About Ohio
Ohio is a Midwestern state containing a large concentration of highly populated U.S. cities. Ohio's location and demographics make it somewhat of a "microcosm" of the U.S., as it features elements of eastern, western, northern, and southern cultures.
The state capitol building of Ohio is called The Ohio Statehouse and is located in the city of Columbus. Unlike most other state capitols, Ohio Statehouse's architecture does not resemble the U.S. capitol building. The Statehouse is home to the state legislature, the governor's office, and also contains a museum. Ohio's court system consists of the Courts of Common Pleas, the intermediate-level District Court system, and the "court of last resort", the Ohio Supreme Court.
The Ohio Supreme Court has produced several key decisions involving First Amendment issues and other Constitutional rights. Some of these include: Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), establishing the "clear and present danger" doctrine; Minarcini v. Strongsville (Ohio) School District, addressing student library rights; and McIntyre v. Ohio Election Commission (1995), a case involving political speech.
Ohio lawyers can provide legal advice, represent clients in court, and assist persons with various legal needs. Lawyers in Ohio can typically be found practicing at the Courts of Common Pleas, where most claims originate. Attorneys in Ohio are on hand to help serve the needs of Ohio communities.