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Labor + Employment Litigation


-2021 U.S.News/World Report

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Labor + Employment

"Buckley King helped us on a couple of complex problems where it could have cost a lot of money and time, and they guided us through a positive and efficient outcome. I would highly recommend them."

-Vice President of Operations, Global Plastics Packaging Manufacturer

Employment laws are complex and constantly changing. Our Certified Specialists in Labor & Employment Law and Workers' Compensation Law possess an enhanced level of skill and expertise in human resource management, and go right to work for you.

Technology, globalization, crisis events, and active federal and state agencies are changing the workplace--and presenting businesses with more challenging decisions than ever before. Buckley King helps employers remain compliant and current with the laws and regulations impacting the workplace. 

We understand day-to-day labor and employment issues, and offer employers guidance and options to manage their workforce, mitigate risk and avoid litigation and governmental inquiries. Our attorneys conduct on-site compliance audits of areas such as wage and hour, leaves of absence and employee accommodations, and provide management training with respect to discrimination, harassment, union avoidance and retaliation.

Should your business become the target of a lawsuit, administrative charge or government investigation, our labor and employment attorneys will work with you to provide practical, cost-effective defense and resolutions that best serve your business interests and priorities.

helping employers manage their workplaces

From drafting and updating employee handbooks to negotiating and preparing agreements for employment, non-competition and non-disclosure, we assist employers in avoiding, minimizing and containing employment-related disputes, including:

  • Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Immigration
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Reductions in Force (RIF)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Unemployment Compensation Claims
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Workers’ Compensation

confidently tackling workplace disputes

Our courtroom and appellate experience is vital to credibility with clients, opponents, government agencies and the judiciary. We have successfully obtained jury and bench trial verdicts in state and federal courts across the nation, and understand what it takes to protect an employer's interests. We represent employers in litigation involving:

  • Employment Discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FCRA, GINA, USERRA, ORC Section 4112, and similar state laws)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Non-competition, Trade Secret and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Breaches of Employment Contracts
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Defamation
  • Employment Intentional Torts
  • ERISA Denial of Benefit Claims
  • Executive Compensation
  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
  • Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charges
  • Wage and Hour Issues (FLSA)
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Claims

utilizing alternative dispute resolution

Oftentimes the best business solution to legal conflicts involves taking advantage of alternative dispute resolution procedures. We achieve early and cost-effective resolutions through mediation, arbitration and negotiation. In fact, several of Buckley King attorneys serve as mediators and arbitrators, offering a unique perspective gleaned from both sides of the table.

appearing before administrative agencies

Our labor and employment attorneys have decades of collective experience obtaining favorable results counseling and defending clients before governmental agencies:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) (and other state FEP agencies)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

*This comment was collected as part of the U.S.News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" research process.