How an Employment Law Attorney can help

Compassionate legal support for working people in Ohio, Kentucky, and Colorado

In the current economic environment, finding and keeping employment offers challenges beyond those experienced by most individuals in the recent past. While state and federal laws protect employees from unfair treatment before, during, and after employment, individuals often need legal support to protect their rights. The employment attorneys at Freking & Betz, LLC advocate on behalf of working people. From our offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Denver, Colorado, we assist workers to identify the best process to resolve employment issues.

Pre-employment assistance

Every person who accepts an offer of employment begins a relationship with the employer. Before beginning work, individuals may need to either accept a proposed salary and benefit terms, or negotiate new terms. And many people must sign a host of different legal documents, including the final offer, non-compete agreements, and other forms. We can help with the negotiation process, and review the language of all legal documents to help ensure our clients experience no surprises once they begin work.

Help when issues arise during employment

Working individuals can go through long careers without facing legal issues, but any number of unforeseen circumstances can require legal support, including the following:

  • Employers may pass over employees for raises or promotions, or fail to pay earned compensation or overtime.
  • Employees may unfairly face discharge, potential discharge, or disciplinary actions.
  • Unfair treatment can occur due to sexual harassment or discrimination.
  • Employers may retaliate against employees who report situations, in spite of whistleblower laws.

Each experienced employment attorney at Freking & Betz, LLC in Dayton has extensive experience using dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation to help workers resolve issues out of court whenever possible. However, our litigation experience in state and federal courts provides our clients with very effective representation when they need judicial intervention to resolve their issues.

Support after employment

Severing an employment relationship can often lead to additional legal issues. Employers can attempt to compel individuals to agree to inequitable terms to receive severance pay, or they can potentially harm future employment by providing negative references or through harsh non-compete enforcement. Or they may not offer the COBRA or ERISA benefits required by law. We guide clients through the post-employment process and review all agreements and documents to help protect their rights—and their futures.