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Employment and Labor Law

Trusted counsel to employers in Ohio and across the United States

Cooper & Kowalski, LPA counsels employers of all types and sizes in the areas of employment and labor law. It also represents them in trials and appeals in state and federal courts as well as various administrative tribunals. Employers trust the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group to help them comply with current laws and to resolve disputes arising out of the employment relationship.

Comprehensive defense of all employment and labor disputes

Attorneys in the Employment and Labor Law Practice Group have extensive experience in trials and appeals in state and federal courts, including claims related to:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employee benefit claims—ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA

The firm also defends claims filed with state and federal administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Attorneys at Cooper & Kowalski often find that they are able to resolve such cases without the expense of trial through effective negotiation and by using mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Avoiding problems by maintaining compliance

The Employment and Labor Law Practice Group provides a broad range of services that help public and private sector clients develop and implement compliant policies and practices. When properly designed, these can enable clients to avoid or quickly resolve employment and labor disputes:

  • Arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Compensation plans
  • Contract enforcement
  • Discipline procedures
  • Employee benefits
  • Employer training
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment policies and manuals
  • Hiring procedures
  • Job descriptions
  • Promotion
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Retirement plans
  • Termination
  • Union organizing
  • Workers’ compensation

Cooper & Kowalski lawyers are thoroughly versed in all state and federal employment laws and regulations, including:

Employment and Labor Law Practice Group attorneys

Members of Cooper & Kowalski’s Labor and Employment group are active in state and local employment law organizations, including:

  • DRI Employment Committee
  • Findlay Area Human Resource Association
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law, Section Council
  • Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Toledo Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Toledo Area Human Resource Association
  • The Employers Association

Smart solutions for litigation

Cooper & Kowalski’s distinguished team focuses on the creative, vigorous, and cost-effective pursuit of client objectives. Our team handles trials and appeals throughout Ohio and nationwide. Contact the firm online or call 419-241-1200 to discuss how our firm can bring this winning combination to serve your legal requirements.