Ohio Employment Law Attorneys
The lawyer you want when your case matters
"Nilges Draher LLC did a great job for me." - Steve B.
Were your employment rights violated in Ohio? Is your employer ignoring your complaint? Or even worse, were you demoted or fired because you said something to your supervisor? Don't let them push you around. Take a stand. Talk to an attorney at Nilges Draher LLC.
Our experienced Ohio employment law attorneys know how the system works throughout the state. That's because we've been handling complicated cases like yours for years - and we have the case results to prove it. Overall, we've recovered more than $26 million for workers in Ohio and across the country.
We're proud of our results because each one represents a dramatic difference we made in someone's life. The settlements and verdicts we secure also send a strong message to employers in Ohio - follow the law or pay the consequences.
Cases we handle in Ohio
"I appointed Hans as my attorney, and his whole staff has went beyond what I expected." - Kevin M.
Our law firm handles a wide range of employment law cases in Cuyahoga County and throughout Ohio. Our areas of focus include the following types of cases:
Whatever type of employment law case you're dealing with in Ohio, simply contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
What makes Ohio cases different?
Ohio has many special rules and regulations when it comes to employment law. Some of the most important - and most complicated - laws specific to Ohio include:
- Ohio's minimum wage law
- Ohio's tipped employee minimum wage (which is one half of the state's hourly minimum wage)
- Special exemptions for overtime pay in Ohio, including:
- Part-time firefighters
- Part-time police officers
- Students employed by political parties in Ohio
- Newspaper delivery carriers
- Computer programmers
- Executive professionals
- Ohio's break period law (employers are not required to provide breaks in Ohio but must follow certain rules if they do)
- Ohio's holiday and vacation law (employers are not required to provide paid holidays or paid vacation time but must follow certain rules if they do)
- Pay periods in Ohio (companies are required to pay employees at least twice a month)
In addition, many cities in Ohio have laws banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. These laws are in addition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal laws which ban discrimination in the workplace on the basis of someone's race, religion, gender, national origin, age (if over 40 years old) or disability.
How we can help you
Ohio's legal system can be confusing if you're not familiar with the state's employment laws. It's also important to remember that you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action in Ohio if you believe your employment rights have been violated. Depending on the nature of your case, you could have anywhere from 180 days (to file a complaint for age discrimination in the workplace) to two years (to file a complaint for unpaid overtime).
Our attorneys are aware of these deadlines and other unique aspects of Ohio's employment laws. We also know how to deal with organizations like the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) and other state agencies that investigate such complaints.
As your attorney, we can analyze your claim and explain what strategy makes the most sense for your specific case. We can then represent you when dealing with your employer and their attorneys. And if they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take your case to court. Put your trust in an Ohio employment law lawyer who puts your needs first. Schedule your free consultation right now.