Ohio Employment & Small Business Law

Our mission in offering business and employment-related legal services is to help clients develop and maintain healthy workplaces through well-defined relationships, benefiting both employer and employee.

BUSINESS FORMATION: Initially, we help clients form businesses, obtain licenses and draft the initial operating agreement(s). The formation process includes selecting the most appropriate entity (sole proprietorship, limited liability company, partnership, C-corporation or S-corporation) based on potential tax implications and personal liability. We continue by helping clients draft and interpret employment policies, procedures and contracts to avoid costly workplace conflicts. We also advise clients on the formation and proper use of advisory boards. In many cases, we can provide practical solutions and/or self-help advice that can be implemented without incurring expensive legal fees. 

EMPLOYMENT RELATED MATTERS: We help clients draft and negotiate employment contracts, and navigate contract termination, non-renewal of contracts, layoffs, workplace investigations, due process hearings, licensure issues and all types of employee discipline. 

TERMINATION AND BEYOND: When employment relationships are ended, we handle wrongful termination claims and employee severance agreements. We help clients terminated during maternity leave. We can also help draft and/or negotiate the release of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements. 


We represent clients in mediation and arbitration, and in matters before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and federal and state courts in Ohio. 

If you are unsure whether you have an employment-related claim, click HERE to complete a questionnaire. 


CALL 614.745.2001


What is Business Law?

What is Employment Law? 

Ohio Employees Have a Right to Receive Certain Items in Their Personnel File

What to Include in Employee Handbooks

The Basics of Disability Discrimination (ADA and Ohio Law) 

The Basics of FMLA

Weiker, M., Accommodating Employees with Diabetes (2013)

Weiker, M., Language-Based Discrimination (2013) 

Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County, Ohio and Statewide Representation for Breach of Employment Contract, Termination Hearings, Disciplinary Proceedings, School Law, Teacher Termination, Principal Termination, School Administrator Disciplinary Proceedings, Ohio Department of Education-Office of Professional Conduct-Licensure Investigations and Hearings, Representation for Workplace Investigations, Unemployment Compensation Hearings, State Personnel Board of Review Hearings, Civil Service Employee Hearings, Non-Compete Agreements, Release of Non-Compete Agreements, Severance Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Other Employment Agreements, Maternity Leave Termination, Mediation, Arbitration